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A dataset of soil moisture in a north subtropical mixed evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved forest (2009 – 2016)
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: Soil moisture content is the basic index for studying soil moisture status and dynamics, and it is one of the important indexes for long-term observation of terrestrial ecosystem water environment. Evergreen deciduous broad-leaved mixed forest is a zonal vegetation type in north subtropical China. The observation area is located in the important catchment area of the three gorges reservoir area and the middle route of the south-to-north water diversion project. This data set collected soil moisture content data from May 2009 to December 2016, with a total of 7,425 data items. The determination method is fixed point continuous observation by instrument of Time domain reflectrometry (TDR). The observation depths were 0–10 cm, 10–20 cm, 20–30 cm, 30–40 cm and 40–50 cm with the observation frequency is 2 times per month. There are 9 measuring tubes, every three measuring pipes are buried in the upper part, middle part and lower part of the artificial runoff field of 20 m×5 m (horizontal projection). Users can conduct data retrieval according to observation time, observation depth and slope position. Establishment and sharing of soil moisture database in north subtropical evergreen deciduous broadleaf mixed forest, is to provide important data support for understanding water conservation and water regulation functions of water catchment areas of water conservancy projects, to provide data support for understanding the soil moisture dynamic characteristics of this type of forest and its response to climate change under the condition of future global change. It is of great significance to the water balance and hydrological cycle of regional forest ecosystem, to further understand the forest hydrology of mixed evergreen deciduous broad-leaved forest and promote the study of forest hydrology in China.
Keywords: soil moisture; Time domain reflectometry; mixed evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved forest; north subtropical; SNF
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset of soil moisture in a north subtropical mixed evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved forest (2009 2016)
Data corresponding authorXie Zongqiang (
Data authorsZhao Changming, Shen Guozhen, Xu Wenting, Xiong Gaoming, Fan Dayong, Zhou Youbing, Ge Jielin, Xie Zongqiang
Time range2009 – 2016
Geographical scope31°18′N、110°28′E
Data volume7,425 record
Data format*.xlsx
Data service system
Sources of fundingCERN, Program of Sharing Service Platform of Chinese National Ecosystem Research Network (2005DKA10300).
Dataset composition1. The dataset consists of 7,425 record, contains date, pipe code, depth, slope location, soil moisture content.
Article and author information
Zhao Changming
Shen Guozhen
Xu Wenting
Xiong Gaoming
Fan dayong
Zhou Youbing
Ge Jielin
Xie Zongqiang
Publication records
Released: Dec. 2, 2019 ( VersionsZH2