Soil Long Term Manipulation Experiment - Soil Temperatures Hourly

Summary

Abstract: 

A long-term soil manipulation experiment has been conducted as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. This table contains hourly soil temperature measurements associated with the long-term manipulation experiment on the south side of Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley, Antarctica.

Date Range: 

January 2, 1995 to December 31, 2005
Data Citation
Wall, D., Virginia, R.A. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Soil Long Term Manipulation Experiment - Soil Temperatures Hourly. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/68b056a1909e3c257c80dd8c1873cbbd. Dataset accessed 15 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Comma Delimited file containing the LTM Soit Temp described here

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique identifier for the table in the MCM LTER database
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: The date and time the soil sample was collected from the field
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy HH:MM
  • Missing values: None specified
Open Plot Surface (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the open plot surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Open Plot 5cm Depth (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the open plot 5cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Open Plot 10cm Depth (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the open plot 10cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Chamber Plot Surface (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the chamber plot surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Chamber Plot 5cm Depth (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the chamber plot at 5cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Chamber Plot 10cm Depth (C)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at the chamber plot at 10cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments about the measurement
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

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Dataset ID: 

4012
People

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