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Choptank Experimental Watershed Soil Moisture Network

    A network of soil moisture and soil temperature profiles as well as solar radiation and precipitation gages are distributed throughout the central region of the DelMarVa peninsula to capture variability of these parameters to give a broad understanding of agricultural conditions in this domain. Soil profile data is captured at depths of 5, 10, 20, and 50 cm below the surface and recorded hourly at locations on the edges of agricultural fields, not inside the production fields.

    Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho (Lysimeter)

      Lysimeters are instruments that measure water and/or solute movement in soils. The primary purpose for these lysimeters was to measure evapotranspiration (ET); these data describe changes in soil water during the snow-free season. In addition to measuring changes in total soil water, soil water content profiles and soil temperature profiles were measured within or adjacent to the lysimeters and are reported. Two pairs of soil lysimeters were installed in the RCEW in 1967, one pair at the Lower Sheep Creek climate station (designated the east and west lysimeters), separated, center to center, by 3.6 m, and the other pair at the Reynolds Mountain climate station (designated north and south), separated by 4.7 m. These lysimeters were hydraulic weighing lysimeters in which an inner cylindrical tank containing soil is set within a slightly larger outer cylinder.

      SGP97 GCIP/NESOB-97 Surface: 15-Minute Precipitation Composite

      NAL Geospatial Catalog
        This precipitation composite was formed from two data sources (National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Fifteen Minute Precipitation data (TD 3260), and fifteen minute precipitation extracted from the Department Of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Surface (ARMSFC) five minute surface data).

        SGP97 Surface: NCDC Summary of the Day COOP Precipitation Data

        NAL Geospatial Catalog
          The primary thrust of the cooperative observing program is the recording of 24-hour precipitation amounts. The observations are for the 24-hour period ending at the time of observation. Observer convenience or special program needs mean that observing times vary from station to station. However, the vast majority of observations are taken near either 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM local time. The National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Daily Precipitation dataset was formed by extracting the daily incremental precipitation values provided in the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) TD 3200 dataset.

          SGP97 Surface: NCDC Summary of the Day COOP Dataset

          NAL Geospatial Catalog
            This NCDC Co-operative Observer (COOP) dataset contains data from sixty-two stations for the SGP 1997 time period (18 June 1997 through 18 July 1997) and in the SGP 1997 domain (approximately 97W to 99W longitude and 34.5N to 37N latitude). The primary thrust of the cooperative observing program is the recording of 24-hour precipitation amounts, but approximately 55% of the stations also record maximum and minimum temperatures.

            SGP97 Upper Air: DOE ARM 915 MHz Profiler Winds

              This data set contains hourly average profiles of wind speed and direction, u and v wind components (from the Radar Wind Profiler), and virtual temperature (from the RASS [Radio Acoustic Sounding System]).