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Standardized Soil Moisture Measurements from Sparse Networks in South Central United States from 2008 to 2017

Metadata Updated: June 15, 2024

This dataset contains standardized in-situ soil moisture measurements from four sparse soil moisture monitoring networks in the South Central United States. This includes measurements in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The raw soil moisture measurements from a total of 220 stations over the four states were obtained from the Oklahoma Mesonet, West Texas Mesonet, USDA Soil Climate Analysis Network and NOAA Climate Reference Network. The measurements have been screened using the Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) process that is described in Quiring et al. (2016). The measurements were standardized to common depths using the methods described in Zhang et al. (2017) and they are provided at a daily time-scale at four depths (5 cm, 20 cm, 50 cm and 75 cm) from 2008 to 2017. The soil moisture data are available in two forms: volumetric water content (VWC) (cm3cm-3) and soil moisture percentiles (Ford and Quiring, 2014). References: Ford, T.W. and S.M. Quiring. 2014. Comparison and application of multiple methods for temporal interpolation of daily soil moisture. International Journal of Climatology 34: 2604-2621. Quiring, S.M., T.W. Ford, J.K. Wang, A. Khong, E. Harris, T. Lindgren, et al. 2016. The North American Soil Moisture Database: Development and Applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 97: 1441-1459. doi:10.1175/bams-d-13-00263.1. Zhang, N., Quiring, S. M., Ochsner, T. and T. W. Ford. 2017. Comparison of Three Methods for Vertical Extrapolation of Soil Moisture in Oklahoma. Vadose Zone, 16(10): doi:10.2136/vzj2017.04.0085

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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 June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 15, 2024

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