Soil Moisture - Gravimetric — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Soil moisture content of baseline soil samplings from the LTER Main Site and Successional and Forest sites expressed as % gravimetric moisture content, calculated on a dry weight basis. The protocol used for moisture analysis can be found in the sampling protocols.

This datatable is part of the Soil Moisture on the Main Cropping System Experiment dataset. Measurements of soil moisture began in 1989 for all treatments on the LTER main site and in 1993 on the successional and forest sites. Soil moisture is analyzed on the baseline soil samplings which are collected twice monthly or monthly during the growing season. The percent gravimetric moisture content is calculated on a dry weight basis. Other datasets from the baseline soil samplings include Inorganic nitrogen and Total N and Total C.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: April 1989 to October 2021
Dataset: KBS015
Datatable ID: KBS015-001.37
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2022-04-28
Variate Description Units
date date on which the soil was sampled
treatment experimental treatment
replicate field replicate
station station sampled (or composite sample from all stations)
moisture gravimetric moisture on a dry weight basis g/g
year year in which the date occurs
comments comments about the observation

Data Excerpt

date treatment replicate station moisture year comments
2000-11-14 T1 R1 composite 0.17 2000
2015-11-11 T4 R3 composite 0.19 2015
2020-06-03 T3 R1 1 0.15 2020
2020-06-03 T3 R1 2 0.13 2020
2020-06-03 T3 R1 3 0.15 2020
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