GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

MLE rainfall manipulation experiment soil moisture (automated)

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GLBRC soil water content under rainout shelters in adjacent areas. This dataset is used to confirm that the rainout shelters are producing enough of a drought to stress the switchgrass

This datatable is part of the MLE – Rainfall Exclusion Experiment dataset. This dataset contains data from Rainfall Exclusion Experiment at Marginal Land Sites. The purpose of the experiment is to learn the drought effects on switchgrass. Data in this dataset can also be found in the dataset of Marginal Land Experiment.


Experiment: GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment
Data available from: July 2018 to May 2019
Dataset: GLBRC134
Datatable ID: GLBRC094-012.55
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2020-09-25
Variate Description Units
site MLE experiment site
experiment rainfall manipulation
datetime sample date and time
treatment crop treatment
replicate replicate nested in treatment
depth sampling depth centimeter
vwc volumetric water content m^3/m^3
ec electrical conductivity dS/m
temperature temperature at the sampling depth celsius
permittivity dielectric permittivity of the soil (in C2N-1m-2) divided by the dielectric permittivity of a vacuum (8.85E-12 C2N-1m-2). dimensionless
period microsecond
voltage ratio Volt/Volt
sheltered "sheltered" if the shelter was in place "open" if the shelter was not in place "unset" if the shelter status has not been set
sample id the internal sample id (for debugging purposes)

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Data Excerpt

site experiment sample_datetime treatment replicate depth vwc ec temperature permittivity period voltage_ratio sheltered sample_id
Michigan BCSE shelter 2020-09-25 08:00:00 +0000 G5 R3 10.0 0.067 0.027 14.24 4.489 1.267 1.034 unset 3260188
Michigan BCSE ambient 2020-09-25 08:00:00 +0000 G5 R3 10.0 0.22 0.052 14.0 11.66 1.507 1.065 unset 3260188
Michigan BCSE irrigated 2020-09-25 08:00:00 +0000 G5 R3 10.0 0.186 0.045 13.72 9.88 1.463 1.054 unset 3260188
Michigan BCSE shelter 2020-09-25 08:00:00 +0000 G5 R3 25.0 0.125 0.086 15.48 6.982 1.368 1.109 unset 3260188
Michigan BCSE ambient 2020-09-25 08:00:00 +0000 G5 R3 25.0 0.315 0.19 14.82 17.66 1.678 1.233 unset 3260188
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