A Global Database of Gas Fluxes from Soils after Rewetting or Thawing, Version 1.0

Metadata Updated: December 19, 2017

This database contains information compiled from published studies on gas flux from soil following rewetting or thawing. The resulting database includes 222 field and laboratory observations focused on rewetting of dry soils, and 116 field laboratory observations focused on thawing of frozen soils studies conducted from 1956 to 2010. Fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, nitrogen oxide, and ammonia (CO2, CH4, N2O, NO and NH3) were compiled from the literature and the flux rates were normalized for ease of comparison. Field observations of gas flux following rewetting of dry soils include events caused by natural rainfall, simulated rainfall in natural ecosystems, and irrigation in agricultural lands. Similarly, thawing of frozen soils include field observations of natural thawing, simulated freezing-thawing events (i.e., thawing of simulated frozen soil by snow removal), and thawing of seasonal ice in temperate and high latitude regions (Kim et al., 2012). Reported parameters include experiment type, location, site type, vegetation, climate, soil properties, rainfall, soil moisture, soil gas flux after wetting and thawing, peak soil gas flux properties, and the corresponding study references. There is one comma-delimited data file.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 19, 2017

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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 19, 2017
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
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Data First Published 2012-04-16T00:00:00.000Z
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2012-04-16T00:00:00.000Z
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > ORNL_DAAC
Related Documents https://daac.ornl.gov/daacdata/global_soil/Global_RTSG_Flux/, https://daac.ornl.gov/SOILS/guides/global_rtsg_flux_v1.html, https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1078, https://daac.ornl.gov/daacdata/global_soil/Global_RTSG_Flux/comp/unit_conversion_table_v1.csv
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Temporal 1956-01-01T00:00:00Z/2009-12-31T00:00:00Z
Category soil, geospatial

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