The Nerrigundah data set: Soil moisture patterns, soil characteristics, and hydrological flux measurements

J. P. Walker, G. R. Willgoose, J. D. Kalma

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Abstract

This paper presents a data set that describes the spatial and temporal variability of soil moisture within the 6 ha Nerrigundah catchment, located in a temperate region of eastern Australia. The data set includes high-resolution elevation data; high-resolution (20 m) near-surface soil moisture maps; soil moisture profile measurements at 13 locations, with one being applicable for one-dimensional modeling; soil moisture measurements from four different measurement devices at a single location; soil temperature profile measurements; soil heat flux and supporting meteorological measurements, including data obtained with two pluviometers and four collecting rain gauges; surface roughness measurements; soil information for 19 locations, including field measurements of saturated hydraulic conductivity; and catchment runoff measurements. These data are available on the World Wide Web at http://www.civag.unimelb.edu.au/˜jwalker/data/nerrigundah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2653-2658
Number of pages6
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume37
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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