Data Set ID:

Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture in China, Version 1

This data set contains soil temperature and soil moisture data from nine sites in China. Temporal coverage varies by station; the earliest record is from June 1998, and the latest is from May 2002. Data from individual stations are available in tab-delimited ASCII text files. An Excel spreadsheet contains the same data compiled together in a single file. NSIDC currently provides these summary data via ftp; the full soil temperature and moisture data set is available from Ron Paetzold, USDA.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 43.3194, S: 31.8361, E: 94.175, W: 86.8861

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-06-01 to 2002-05-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Precipitation > Rain
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Data Contributor(s): Zhao Lin, Ron Paetzold, Chien-Lu Ping

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Paetzold, R., ed 2003. Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture in China, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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