Soil moisture and soil properties in Watershed 1 of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 2016–2020

  • Creator(s): Karla Jarecke, Steven M. Wondzell, Kevin Bladon
  • PI(s): Steven M. Wondzell
  • Originator(s): Karla Jarecke
  • Other researcher(s): Kevin Bladon
  • Dates of data collection: Aug 16 2016 - Oct 15 2017
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Apr 1 2021 (Version 2)
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Jarecke, K.; Wondzell, S.; Bladon, K. 2021. Soil moisture and soil properties in Watershed 1 of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 2016–2020. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2024-06-15.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Soil water content was measured at 0–30 cm and 0–60 cm depth at 54 sites within a 10-ha north-facing forested slope of Watershed 1 on 14 dates from August 2016–October 2017. Soil properties were measured at 13 soil moisture sites during the summer of 2017. Soil properties include bulk density, percent sand, percent clay, percent silt, gravimetric rock content, volumetric water content at field capacity, volumetric water content at turgor loss point, and saturated hydraulic conductivity at 15 and 45 cm depth. Total soil depth and resistance to penetration were also measured at 38 sites using a dynamic cone penetrometer. Volumetric water content (VWC) and soil water potential were recorded every 30 min at 9 locations in Watershed 1. VWC sensors were installed at 5, 50, and 100 cm and soil water potential were installed at 50 cm at each location.

Study Description Study Site Map Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
Ecological Metadata Language: (EML)
1Soil moisture (coarse temporal resolution) (Aug 16 2016 - Oct 15 2017)METADATADATA
2Soil physical properties (Jul 18 2017 - Sep 13 2017)METADATADATA
3Total soil depth to bedrock (Jul 18 2017 - Sep 13 2017)METADATADATA

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