Summary & Purpose
The Dry Creek Experimental Watershed (DCEW) in Southwest Idaho provides long-term environmental time series data to support ongoing hydrometerologic, ecosystem and climate change research and publication. Numerous theses, peer-reviewed publications and modeling efforts utilize these datasets. The dataset described here contains long-term, continuous soil data (moisture, temperature) from the multi-pit Lower Weather Station in the Dry Creek Experimental Watershed (DCEW) in Southwest Idaho. Additional data will be appended to this dataset on an annual basis.
Date of Publication or Submission
This publication was made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR)
Data Source Credits
This installation was emplaced by the Boise State Geosciences Department and USDA ARS, project lead Dr. Jim McNamara.
Comma-separated value list (*.csv)
Site LW, Lower Weather station soil measurement site, pit 1 and pit 2. This dataset provides continuous hourly soil moisture and soil temperature data for one soil measurement site in Dry Creek Experimental Watershed (DCEW), 1999 - present. Data gaps, including prior to data initiation, are represented in this published dataset using -6999 as hourly values. This data should be considered a raw data product, with only obvious noise values (e.g. negative or zero) replaced with -6999. This dataset will be added to annually. Primary sensors used at this site are Campbell Scientific cs615 and thermocouples. Further information on this data, sites, methods and publications may be found at https://earth.boisestate.edu/drycreek/data/. Pit locations: Lower Weather pit 1 43.69054 -116.170856, 566899 4837634, Lower Weather pit 2 43.69036 -116.170871, 566898 4837614, elevation 1145.
43.8 N, 43.6 S
-116 E, -116.2 W
Map Area Coordinate System
GCS North American 1983 projected to NAD 83 UTM 11N
2008 to present
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Dr. James McNamara and Pam Aishlin, PG, Boise State University. (2017) Long-term hydrometeorologic data time series, 1998-present, Dry Creek Experimental Watershed, Southwest Idaho. https://doi.org/10.18122/B27S3V