OKMESO Soil Moisture Data (various OCS versions)
This dataset contains the Oklahoma Mesonet 30-Minute Soil Moisture Data. The Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) supplied the raw data, which contained calibrated and quality-assured values of DeltaT reference, and estimates of soil water potential. Alan Robock, Lifeng Luo and Haibin Li of Princeton University computed the volumetric water content and formatted the data to be consistent with previous OCS soil moisture data sets. The empirical relationship used to estimate volumetric water content is explained in detail in the README file. The original README file for the raw data will be delivered along with the reformatted data, as will a detailed station list.
Please note that recent research focusing on the use of the Mesonet soil moisture sensors as soil temperature sensors demonstrated the following: This dataset is password protected. For password information, please see the contact for this dataset. Note: if you require 1 or more years of data, please order the data on CD via its companion dataset.
"Because the soil moisture sensor operates by acquiring a temperature measurement before and after a heat pulse is applied, the 'pre-heating' temperature is a valid measurement of soil temperature co-located with the moisture measurement. These temperature measurements are accurate to 0.5 degrees C, and are included in this data."
Please note that recent research focusing on the use of the Mesonet soil moisture sensors as soil temperature sensors demonstrated the following:
This dataset is password protected. For password information, please see the contact for this dataset.
Note: if you require 1 or more years of data, please order the data on CD via its companion dataset.
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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -103.10, Maximum (East) Longitude: -94.70
Additional contact information
CitationExample citation following ESIP guidelines:
McManus, G. 2010. OKMESO Soil Moisture Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/84.001. Accessed 15 Nov 2019.
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