Long-term soil temperature data were collected at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) from 1981-1996 at five locations representing different climatic regimes and soils in the RCEW, ranging in elevation from 1190 to 2101 m.
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Overview
The LTAR network represents a range of major U.S. agroecosystems, including annual row cropping systems, grazinglands, and integrated systems representative of roughly 49 percent of cereal production, 30 percent of forage production, and 32 percent of livestock production in the United States. Furthermore, the LTAR sites span geographic and climatic gradients representing a variety of challenges and opportunities to U.S. agriculture.
The LTAR network uses experimentation and coordinated observations to develop a national roadmap for the sustainable intensification of agricultural production. While the LTAR network is a new network, experimentation and measurements began at some LTAR sites more than 100 years ago, while other locations started their research as recently as 19 years ago.
A primary goal of LTAR is to develop and to share science-based findings with producers and stakeholders. Tools, technologies, and management practices resulting from LTAR network science will be applied to the sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture. Technical innovations, including new production techniques, genetics, and sensor infrastructure applied at the farm/ranch level can increase the capacity for adaptive management, reduce time and operational costs, and increase profits and the quality of life for producers.
For full list of LTAR sites, view the sites matrix at https://ltar.ars.usda.gov/sites/.
For more information about the LTAR network visit: https://ltar.ars.usda.gov
LTAR Research Sites
Data from the following LTAR sites are presented. They are related to topics such as agricultural sustainability, climate change, ecosystem services, and natural resource conservation at the watershed or landscape scale.
LTAR Great Basin Wyoming Big Sage Brush Meteorological Station, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed
Near-real time weather records collected at the Wyoming Big sagebrush meteorological site of the Great Basin LTAR. The station data is composited from a meteorological station and a nearby Eddy Covariance station.
Long-Term Agricultural Research (LTAR) network - Meteorological Station - Rock Springs - Upper Chesapeake Bay
The USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit established a meteorological station in 2015 as part of the Upper Chesapeake Bay (UCB) site in the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network (est. 2012).
The USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center (SWRC) operates the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) in southeastern Arizona as an outdoor laboratory for studying semiarid rangeland hydrologic, ecosystem, climate, and erosion processes.
Phenocam images overlooking miscanthus field.
Phenocam images overlooking row crop field.
US Department of Agriculture Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) site 2195 data, CMRB LTAR-MO, Columbia, Missouri
This dataset contains air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, wind speed, soil temperature, and soil moisture data from Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) site 2195 in Boone County, Missouri.