Soil water content (saturation)
Nov. 1, 2007
May 31, 2009
The 2015–2016 El Niño event ranks as one of the most severe on record in terms of the magnitude and extent of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies generated in the tropical Pacific Ocean. This data was used to investigate changes in soil moisture to better understand how it is impacted by climate anomalies during an El Niño event.
This dataset contains soil water content hourly data processed to monthly from November 2007 to May 2009 in a single CSV file. Data was downloaded from Eddy Covariance Flux Tower at near-surface (0-10 cm) and was downloaded from the FluxNet soil moisture data network and is publicly available at https://fluxnet.org/data/download-data/. Data from this site located at latitude -13.08 deg N, longitude 131.12 deg E, is referenced as Australia (3) in Table 1 and Figure 4 of Solander et al.: The pantropical response of soil moisture to El Niño, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2303–2322, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2303-2020, 2020.
About FLUXNET data: FLUXNET is an international “network of networks,” tying together regional networks of earth system scientists. FLUXNET scientists use the eddy covariance technique to measure the cycling of carbon, water, and energy between the biosphere and atmosphere. Scientists use these data to better understand ecosystem functioning, and to detect trends in climate, greenhouse gases, and air pollution. For more information about FLUXNET data, visit https://fluxnet.org/about/.
Monash University, Australia
Australian Research Council (DP0344744 and DP0772981)
Solander, Kurt - Los Alamos National Laboratory ([email protected])
Beringer J (2020): Soil Water Content (m3 m-3) from Australia, November 2007 - May 2009. 1.0. NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/ngt/1616734
Data Link: Download Dataset
Beringer, J., and Coauthors, Special—Savanna patterns of energy and carbon integrated across the landscape, Bull. Amer. Meteol. Soc., 92, 1467-1485, 2011, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01334.x
Solander et al.: The pantropical response of soil moisture to El Niño, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2303–2322, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2303-2020, 2020.