Soil Water and Temperature System (SWATS) Handbook

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The soil water and temperature system (SWATS) provides vertical profiles of soil temperature, soil-water potential, and soil moisture as a function of depth below the ground surface at hourly intervals. The temperature profiles are measured directly by in situ sensors at the Central Facility and many of the extended facilities of the SGP climate research site. The soil-water potential and soil moisture profiles are derived from measurements of soil temperature rise in response to small inputs of heat. Atmospheric scientists use the data in climate models to determine boundary conditions and to estimate the surface energy flux. The data are ... continued below

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Bond, D January 1, 2005.

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The soil water and temperature system (SWATS) provides vertical profiles of soil temperature, soil-water potential, and soil moisture as a function of depth below the ground surface at hourly intervals. The temperature profiles are measured directly by in situ sensors at the Central Facility and many of the extended facilities of the SGP climate research site. The soil-water potential and soil moisture profiles are derived from measurements of soil temperature rise in response to small inputs of heat. Atmospheric scientists use the data in climate models to determine boundary conditions and to estimate the surface energy flux. The data are also useful to hydrologists, soil scientists, and agricultural scientists for determining the state of the soil.

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  • Report No.: DOE/SC-ARM/TR-063
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-7601830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1020257 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1020257
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc830098

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Bond, D. Soil Water and Temperature System (SWATS) Handbook, report, January 1, 2005; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830098/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.