Mallee Plot Network: Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2016–2017

Abstract: The Mallee Plot Network Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data Package contains soil moisture data obtained, between 2016 and 2017, from monitoring tubes for soil moisture probes which were installed at intervals along two transects extending across the catenary sequence from swale to swale across a dune crest in May 2011. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9 Sampling method: The study is located in the red aeolian sand dunefield landscape of the Scotia district within Tarawi Nature Reserve (33.44ºS 141.16ºE), Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (33°17′S 141°05'E) and Danggali Nature Reserve (33° 22' S 140° 45' E) in south-western New South Wales and adjacent area of South Australia (Figure 7.4.1). The study area sits on the south-eastern edge of the Australian arid zone. This location is close to the arid limits of distribution of the mallee woodland biome, which stretches across the temperate semi-arid belt of southern Australia (Noble 1984). Mallee woodlands typically occur within regions receiving 200-500 mm rainfall per year. During 1940-2010, mean annual rainfall at Tarawi Homestead was approximately 240 mm (data summary courtesy of John Warren, Tarawi NR). Study extent: The Mallee Plot Network research plots commenced in 1996 and were revisited annually for 3 years and then on a decadal basis. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Type
collection
Title
Mallee Plot Network: Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2016–2017
Alternate Title
Mallee Plot Network: Soil Moisture (Probe And Location), 2016–2017
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c36bbb99591c
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Mallee Plot Network Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data Package contains soil moisture data obtained, between 2016 and 2017. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9
Full Description
Abstract: The Mallee Plot Network Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data Package contains soil moisture data obtained, between 2016 and 2017, from monitoring tubes for soil moisture probes which were installed at intervals along two transects extending across the catenary sequence from swale to swale across a dune crest in May 2011. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9 Sampling method: The study is located in the red aeolian sand dunefield landscape of the Scotia district within Tarawi Nature Reserve (33.44ºS 141.16ºE), Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (33°17′S 141°05'E) and Danggali Nature Reserve (33° 22' S 140° 45' E) in south-western New South Wales and adjacent area of South Australia (Figure 7.4.1). The study area sits on the south-eastern edge of the Australian arid zone. This location is close to the arid limits of distribution of the mallee woodland biome, which stretches across the temperate semi-arid belt of southern Australia (Noble 1984). Mallee woodlands typically occur within regions receiving 200-500 mm rainfall per year. During 1940-2010, mean annual rainfall at Tarawi Homestead was approximately 240 mm (data summary courtesy of John Warren, Tarawi NR). Study extent: The Mallee Plot Network research plots commenced in 1996 and were revisited annually for 3 years and then on a decadal basis. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Methods
1
Plot set-up
Fifty-three experimental 0.2 hectare sites were established on dune crests and upper slopes in Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park. This is part of a much larger dataset that spans from 1996 to 2011.
2
Soil Moisture Data Collection
In April 2011, monitoring tubes for soil moisture probes were installed at intervals along two transects extending across the catenary sequence from swale to swale across a dune crest. Tubes were installed in each swale, on the dune crest and on the upper and lower flanks on each side of the dune. Soil moisture is monitored at monthly intervals at depths of 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 and 1000 cm below the soil surface at monthly intervals using a PR2/6 Profile Probe manufactured by
Delta-T Devices Ltd.
PR2/6 Profile Probe manufactured by Delta-T Devices Ltd.
File Descriptions
kmle_soil_moisture_probe_data_2016-2017_p792t1073.csv
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of observation
exclosure
definitionExclosure identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
replicate
definitionReading replicate
ordinal text definitionCharacter
soil_depth
definitionDepth of probe
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitcentimeter
soil_moisture
definitionInstrument reading of soil moisture. Volumetric soil moisture content as a percentage.
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
tag
definitionBorehole identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
time
date time formathh:mm
definitionTime of observation
Contact Email
david.keith@environment.nsw.gov.au; christopher.simpson@unsw.edu.au; k.wilkins@unsw.edu.au; mark.tozer@environment.nsw.gov.au; r.woodward@unsw.edu.au; david.keith@unsw.edu.au
Contact Address
Australian Wetlands, Rivers and Landscapes Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales SYDNEY, NSW, 2052 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 9995 5000; +61 409 159 334; +61 2 9385 8435; +61 2 9585 6496; +61 2 9585 6051; +61 2 9385 2111; +61 427 856 498; +61 428 810 214
Principal Investigator
David Keith
Supervisors
David Keith
Collaborators
Chris Simpson; Dick Williams; Katy Wilkins; Mark Tozer
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0503 - Soil Sciences; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Hydrology; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Soil; keyword:Soil Moisture; keyword:Probe; Mallee; Soil Moisture (Probe And Location)
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2016-10-25
2017-03-21
Geospatial Location
text
Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -33.271362; southlimit = -33.467802; westlimit = 140.958503; eastLimit = 141.222776
Date of data creation
2018-11-01
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Keith
Chris
Simpson
Katy
Wilkins
Mark
Tozer
Dick
Williams
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern.348; PackageId:792
Access Rights
Prior to publication of research utilising this data, the data provider (David Keith) requests consultation.
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence Type
CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Licence
LTERN Deed: 13 Date of execution: 2014-04-30
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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