This datatable was deprecated in favor of https://data.sustainability.glbrc.org/datatables/572
We accidentally created a second table with the same data when the MLE Rainfall Exclusion experiment was added instead of moving the original table.
MLE rainfall manipulation experiment soil moisture — GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment
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 Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment dataset. This dataset contains data from the GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment established in 2018 to examine the effects of drought on switchgrass production and composition. Rainfall exclusion (rainout) shelters are deployed over the growing season in fertilized split plots of the Switchgrass treatment (G5) at all sites of the Marginal Land Experiment (MLE) and in the Switchgrass treatment (G5) plots of the Biofuel Cropping System Experiment (BCSE) at the KBS GLBRC Intensive Site, which serves as a reference for cropped soils with higher fertility. Rainout shelters are deployed in four G5 replicate plots of the BCSE (R2-R5) and of the MLE (R1-R4) at all sites except Wisconsin Central–Hancock (R2-R4), which has only three replicates.
|Experiment:||GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment|
|Data available from:||July 2018 to May 2019|
|site||MLE experiment site|
|datetime||sample date and time|
|treatment||treatment crop treatment|
|replicate||replicate nested in treatment|
|vwc||volumetric water content||m^3/m^3|
|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|