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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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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1998-06-01 to 2002-05-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 43.3194, S: 31.8361, E: 94.175, W: 86.8861

Spatial 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
Data Format(s):
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Data Contributor(s): Zhao Lin, Ron Paetzold, Chien-Lu Ping

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

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.
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