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In Situ Soil Moisture Dataset in the Zhonggou River Basin of Loess Plateau (2018)

DI li1LI Xiaoying2CHEN Zhini3ZHANG Jun1HUANG Haixia4WANG Anmin5FANG Shumin1RU Haili5JING Guanyang1ZHANG Xiaomei1FEI June1
1 College of Resources and Environmental Sciences,Gansu Agricultural University,Lanzhou 730070,China2 College of Earth and Environmental Sciences,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China3 Gansu Institute of Forestry Science,Lanzhou 730020,China4 College of Forestry,Gansu Agricultural University,Lanzhou 730070,China5 Pingliang Institute of Soil and Water Conservation Science,Pingliang 744000,China


Published:Sep. 2019

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Key Words:

Soil moisture,soil volumetric water content,robinia pseudoacacia,the Loess Plateau,China Arid Zone Research


Zhonggou river basin was chosen as a typical small watershed of Longdong Loess hilly-gully region of the Loess Plateau of China. Ten plots of forest land samples and three sample plots of grassland were set up in the robinia pseudoacacia planted in mid 1970s and natural recovery grassland according to the changes of vegetation type, forest age and site characteristics. The soil moisture of all samples was measured by drying method and Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR). The maximum depth of soil moisture measurement pipe is 3 meters, and the maximum depth of soil drill is 2 meters. The soil moisture dataset in the Zhonggou River Basin on the Loess Plateau of Gansu Province was obtained by in situ observation in the growing season (from April to October) of 2018. The dataset consists of three parts: (1) geographical information on 13 sample plots of Zhonggou river basin, including geolocation, topographic data, forest age, density, DBH and other main stand structure data;( 2) soil water content data at 0-120 cm depth in 13 sample plots; (3) soil water content data at 0-300cm depth in 13 samples plots using TDR. The dataset was archived in .xlsx, .shp and .kmz data format with data size of 252 KB in 9 data files (Compressed to 238 KB in 2 data file). The analysis paper based on part of the dataset has been published at the Journal of Arid Zone Research, Vol.36, No.5, 2019.

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (31660235, 41461112)

Data Citation:

DI li, LI Xiaoying, CHEN Zhini, ZHANG Jun, HUANG Haixia, WANG Anmin, FANG Shumin, RU Haili, JING Guanyang, ZHANG Xiaomei, FEI June. In Situ Soil Moisture Dataset in the Zhonggou River Basin of Loess Plateau (2018)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

Zhang, J., Di, L., Li, X. Y., et al. Soil moisture dataset of the Zhonggou River basin in the Loess Plateau of Gansu province (2018) [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(4): 349–355. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.04.06.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SoilMoistureLoessPlateau.rar 235.26KB
2 SampleSites.kmz 3.32KB