Soil Water Nitrate from Hess’ Rainfall Intensification Study — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Nitrate concentration of soil water samples collected from lysimeters buried at 1.2m under extreme and control rainout shelters over the study period./p>

This datatable is part of the Nitrogen Dynamics from Hess' Rainfall Intensification Study dataset.

This dataset contains results from L. Hess’ dissertation research on the effects of rainfall intensification on N leaching, soil inorganic N pools, soil N transformations, and crop N content in the MCSE Conventional (T1) and No-till (T2) treatments. Data supporting Hess et al. (2020).

Hess, L., E. S. Hinckley, G. P. Robertson, and P. A. Matson. 2020. Rainfall intensification increases nitrate leaching from tilled but not no-till cropping systems of the U.S. Midwest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290:106747.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: April 2015 to May 2016
Dataset: KBS148
Datatable ID: KBS137-002.6
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Last Updated 2024-02-13
Variate Description Units
sample date date of sampling
treatment MCSE treatment
replicate replicate nested in treatment
field section field section of the sampling
rainfall treatment rainfall intensification treatment
soil water nitrate soil water nitrate concentration µg/L

Data Excerpt

sample_date treatment replicate field_section rainfall_treatment soil_water_nitrate
2016-04-25 T2 R4 east extreme 1.48
2016-05-05 T2 R4 east extreme 1.6
2016-05-17 T2 R4 east extreme 1.74
2016-05-31 T2 R4 east extreme 1.79
2016-06-16 T2 R4 east extreme 1.93
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