Soil moisture and temperature at Trail Valley Creek, NWT, Canada, in 2019


This data set contains quality controlled soil temperature and volumetric liquid water content measurements from a site at the forest-tundra transition in the western Canadian Arctic. The measurement site is near by the Trail Valley Creek (TVC) research station, which is operated by Wilfried Laurier University. The station is located east of the Mackenzie Delta and 45 km north of Inuvik. The published data set provides long-term observations on the thermal and hydrological state of the active layer at a hummocky tundra site within the continuous permafrost zone. The station consists of a soil depth-profile with four sensor sets at 2cm, 5cm, 10cm, and 20cm of paired soil moisture and soil temperature sensors. Additionally, three distributed soil moisture sensors are installed in the surface soil. The data series is continued since 2016 and provides a basis for process understanding and modelling studies of Arctic permafrost.

Locations are: (a) next to horizontal profile at the hummock, (b) midway between hummock and shrub, and (c) in shrub water pathway.

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Creator Miesner, Frederieke ORCID logo; Bornemann, Niko (ORCID: 0000-0001-5415-509X); Cable, William L ORCID logo; Grünberg, Inge ORCID logo; Boike, Julia ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 434045 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-133.499 LON, 68.745 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-12-31T23:00:00Z