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

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TitleMallee Plot Network: Soil Moisture (Probe and Location) Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2016–2017
Alternate TitleMallee Plot Network: Soil Moisture (Probe And Location), 2016–2017
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36bbb99591c
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionAbstract: 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

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
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.
Instrument


Number
2
Title
Soil Moisture Data Collection
Description
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.
Instrument
PR2/6 Profile Probe manufactured by Delta-T Devices Ltd.


File Descriptions

Name
kmle_soil_moisture_probe_data_2016-2017_p792t1073.csv
Description

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 Emaildavid.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 AddressAustralian 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 InvestigatorDavid Keith
SupervisorsDavid Keith
CollaboratorsChris Simpson
Dick Williams
Katy Wilkins
Mark Tozer
Fields of Research0501 Ecological Applications
0503 Soil Sciences
0602 Ecology
KeywordsGCMD: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 ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2016-10-252017-03-21
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextTarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -33.271362; southlimit = -33.467802; westlimit = 140.958503; eastLimit = 141.222776
Date of data creation2018-11-01
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DavidKeith
ChrisSimpson
KatyWilkins
MarkTozer
DickWilliams
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern.348
PackageId:792
Access RightsPrior to publication of research utilising this data, the data provider (David Keith) requests consultation.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative 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 TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 13
Date of execution: 2014-04-30

Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5763
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