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Soil temperatures at South Royalton, Vermont, USA, Version 1

This data set presents half-hourly measurements of soil temperatures at depths of 0 to 60 cm, together with meteorological data (air temperature, precipitation, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed/direction, solar radiation, longwave radiation) and snow depth. The data were collected in sandy loam soil at South Royalton, Vermont, between October 1989 and September 1993. The data document seasonal changes in soil temperature, including the development of a frozen layer and occasionally a transient thawed layer at the surface. Data are available via ftp.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 43.817, S: 43.815, E: -72.51, W: -72.517

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-10-01 to 1993-09-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): John Fiori, Lindamae Peck

Data Citation

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Peck, L. and J. Fiori 1992. Soil temperatures at South Royalton, Vermont, USA, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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