Goulburn River experimental catchment data set

Ruediger, Christoph, Hancock, Greg, Hemakumara, Herbert M., Jacobs, Barry, Kalma, Jetse D., Martinez, Cristina, Thyer, Mark, Walker, Jeffrey P., Wells, Tony and Willgoose, Garry R. (2007) Goulburn River experimental catchment data set. Water Resources Research, 43 10: . doi:10.1029/2006WR005837


Author Ruediger, Christoph
Hancock, Greg
Hemakumara, Herbert M.
Jacobs, Barry
Kalma, Jetse D.
Martinez, Cristina
Thyer, Mark
Walker, Jeffrey P.
Wells, Tony
Willgoose, Garry R.
Title Goulburn River experimental catchment data set
Journal name Water Resources Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-1397
1944-7973
Publication date 2007-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1029/2006WR005837
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper describes the data set from the 6540-km2 Goulburn River experimental catchment in New South Wales, Australia. Data have been archived from this experimental catchment since its inception in September 2002. Land use in the northern half of the catchment is predominantly cropping and grazing on basalt-derived soils, with the south being cattle and sheep grazing on sandstone-derived soils; only the floodplains are cleared of trees in the south. Monitoring sites are mainly concentrated in the nested Merriwa (651 km2) and Krui (562 km2) subcatchments in the northern half of this experimental catchment with a few monitoring sites located in the south. The data set comprises soil temperature and moisture profile measurements from 26 locations; meteorological data from two automated weather stations (data from a further three stations are available from other sources) including precipitation, atmospheric pressure, air temperature and relative humidity, wind speed and direction, soil heat flux, and up- and down-welling short-and long-wave radiation; streamflow observations at five nested locations (data from a further three locations are available from other sources); a total of three surface soil moisture maps across a 40 km x 50 km region in the north from ∼200 measurement locations during intensive field campaigns; and a high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) of a 175-ha microcatchment in the Krui catchment. These data are available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sasmas.unimelb.edu.au.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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