Diurnal Effects on Soil Moisture

Summary

Abstract: 

Investigation of the effect of short-term variation in soil moisture and soil temperature on nematode anhydrobiosis as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. The percent of anhydrobiotic nematodes with relation to soil moisture and temperature was determined. The study began at 0930 on 22 December 1997 and ended on 23 December 1997. The samples were taken at 0, 6, 12, 18, and 24 hrs.

Date Range: 

December 22, 1997 to December 23, 1997
Data Citation
Wall, D., Virginia, R.A. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Diurnal Effects on Soil Moisture . Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/bb2c7f5496ec7ffe209c52c3efc331a1. Dataset accessed 21 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Comma delimited spreadsheet containing the data for the diso dataset

Variables (click to expand): 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: DATE
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yy
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE #
  • Label:
  • Definition: Sample ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOIL WATER CONTENT (%)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent water found in soil
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.0001
  • Missing values:
    • null = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about the sample
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was stored
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

diso.csv (7.67 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Short name: 

diso

Dataset ID: 

239
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager