GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

MLE rainfall manipulation experiment soil moisture

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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: GLBRC134-003.40
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Last Updated 2020-04-08
Variate Description Units
site MLE experiment site
experiment rainfall manipulation
datetime sample date and time
treatment 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

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Data Excerpt

site experiment sample_datetime treatment replicate depth vwc ec temperature permittivity period voltage_ratio
lux-arbor shelter 2018-07-24 02:00:00 +0000 5 3 10.0 0.169 0.025 20.32 1.425 1.031
lux-arbor shelter 2018-07-24 02:00:00 +0000 5 3 25.0 0.193 0.037 20.06 1.475 1.047
lux-arbor ambient 2018-07-24 02:00:00 +0000 5 3 10.0 0.271 0.042 20.31 1.596 1.052
lux-arbor ambient 2018-07-24 02:00:00 +0000 5 3 25.0 0.257 0.083 20.21 1.581 1.102
lux-arbor irrigated 2018-07-24 02:00:00 +0000 5 3 10.0 0.316 0.083 20.17 1.676 1.101
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