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Regional soil moisture monitoring network in the Raam catchment in the Netherlands - 2018-04 / 2019-04

posted on 17.02.2020, 00:00 authored by H.F. (Harm-Jan) Benninga, C.D. (Coleen) Carranza, Michiel PezijMichiel Pezij, M.J. (Martine) van der Ploeg, D.C.M. (Denie) Augustijn, R. (Rogier) van der Velde
The Raam soil moisture measurement network dataset contains soil moisture and soil temperature measurements for 15 locations in the Raam, which is a 223-km2 river catchment in the southeast of the Netherlands. The network monitors soil moisture in the unsaturated zone for different soil textures and land covers present in the area, and it covers the topographic gradient of the region. At each location we installed Decagon 5TM sensors at depths of 5 cm, 10 cm, 20 cm, 40 cm and 80 cm. The logging time interval is set on 15 minutes. The Raam network is operational since April 2016 and is measurements are on-going. In ‘additional_datasets.txt’ we describe additional datasets which are freely available for the Raam catchment (elevation, soil physical, land use, groundwater level and meteorological data).


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Wageningen University & Research, Department of Environmental Sciences, Soil Physics and Land Management University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Water Engineering & Management University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Department of Water Resources Waterschap Aa en Maas