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Data – Soil temperature & moisture

Soil temperature and moisture are important variables in the lysimeter diverse crop rotation and winter warming experiments due to their correlation to plant growth, soil conditions, soil microbial processes and communities, decomposition of organic matter, and the movement of water and nutrients within the agro-ecosystem. UMS T8 Tensiometers and TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) probes inserted in the soil core at 5, 10, 30, 60, and 90 cm in depth, are used to measure soil temperature and soil moisture, respectively.

An animated graph of four soil temperatures (two at 10 cm depth, two at 60 cm depth), during spring thaw (2018).
Soil temperatures during a spring thaw. Download this data.

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