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Soil Moisture and Tree Measurements at Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest Canopy

Upward-facing photo of the canopy at Harvard Forest (transect 2, plot 57) on 2012-10-18.

AirMOSS: In Situ Soil Moisture and Tree Measurements, Harvard Forest, 2012-2013

Newly available data collected during the NASA Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) campaign provides in situ measurements of soil temperature, moisture, conductivity, measured diameter of tree at breast height, and total tree height collected at the Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, USA, during October 2012 and July-August 2013.

The measurements provided in this dataset were collected to validate root-zone soil moisture (RZSM) content estimates collected using a P-band airborne radar.

The AirMOSS campaign provided high-resolution observations of root-zone soil moisture over nine major North American biomes using an airborne ultra-high frequency synthetic aperture radar flown on a Gulfstream-III aircraft. Extensive ground, tower, and aircraft in-situ measurements were collected to validate root-zone soil measurements and carbon flux model estimates. See all ORNL DAAC data from AirMOSS.

Data Citation: Moghaddam, M., and R. Cuenca. 2019. AirMOSS: In Situ Soil Moisture and Tree Measurements, Harvard Forest, 2012-2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1677
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: EOSDIS