Pulse-Press Project (P3): Continuous soil temperature and volumetric water content (VWC) measurements, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (2012-2021, ongoing)

Summary

Abstract: 

Climate warming in polar regions is associated with thawing of permafrost, resulting in significant changes in soil hydrology, biogeochemical cycling, and in the activity and composition of soil communities. While ongoing directional climate warming presses can elicit such responses over decadal time scales, their manifestation typically occurs as discrete thawing pulses. Indeed, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, abrupt changes in community structure and biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems following a summer warming event (Jan. 2002) exceeded the influences of a decadal cooling trend in both magnitude and rate of response. Thus, we anticipate that climate-mediated permafrost changes and their associated impacts on soil communities and biogeochemical cycles may occur over seasonal time scales. The Pulse-Press Project (P3) experiment was established in 2012 as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program to investigate impacts of seasonal wetting on ecosystem structure and functioning by simulating different frequencies of permafrost thawing events in Antarctic permafrost soils. Since the top horizons of most Antarctic soils are dry permafrost (i.e., there is insufficient water content to generate ice-cement), with ice-cement or massive ice typically below 30 cm, permafrost thawing events are likely to result in subsurface movements of water that may manifest as groundwater seeps down gradient. The P3 experiment consists of three permanent plots situated on the south-facing hillslope above Many Glaciers Pond in Taylor Valley. Each plot is 15 m by 7.5 m with a trench on the upslope end that is used for experimental wetting events. The Press plot receives water every austral summer, the Pulse plot receives water every other austral summer, and the Control plot never receives water, serving as the ambient treament. Each plot is instrumented with a network of soil moisture and temperature sensors, positioned at 13 locations along the hillslope in vertical arrays at varying depths. This data package consists of these continuously recorded soil temperature and soil moisture data, complementing other data packages associated with the P3 experiment.

Date Range: 

January 8, 2012 to December 3, 2021
Data Citation
Gooseff, M.N. 2022. Pulse-Press Project (P3): Continuous soil temperature and volumetric water content (VWC) measurements, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (2012-2021, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/b144efdd5592d4a98ee28a0a258d8fd1. Dataset accessed 1 July 2022.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

P3 Control Plot - Soil Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_14cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_26cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_35cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_35cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

P3 Control Plot - Soil Volumetric Water Content

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_14cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

P3 Press Plot - Soil Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_13cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_14cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_17cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_17cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_23cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_26cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

P3 Press Plot - Soil Volumetric Water Content

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_13cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_14cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_18cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

P3 Pulse Plot - Soil Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_12cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_12cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_13cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b4_14cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b6_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b8_13cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b10_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b13_21cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_21cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

P3 Pulse Plot - Soil Volumetric Water Content

Variables (click to expand): 

dataset_code
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
date_time
  • Label: Timestamp
  • Definition: Date and time measurement was recorded in NZDT (GMT+13).
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • Missing values: None specified
plot
  • Label: Plot
  • Definition: Plot where measurement was recorded (i.e., control, press, or pulse).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
measurement
  • Label: Measurement type
  • Definition: Type of measurement recorded, where 'temp' = soil temperature and 'vwc' = soil volumetric water content.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b1_12cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b2_12cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b3_13cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b5_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b7_15cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b9_16cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b11_19cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_5cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
b15_20cm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Block number (meters from trench) and soil depth (in cm) where the measurement was recorded within the plot.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

P3_SENSOR

Dataset ID: 

4017
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Associated Researcher
Associated Researcher
Data Manager