Daily soil temperature and moisture records (2018-2019) from observation site GEC-1801 in the Argentinian Andes


Soil temperature (°C) and water saturation (%) were collected in the uppermost levels of the active layer from “El Candidato” rock glacier, from 2018 to 2019. “El Candidato” is an active rock glacier placed in the Argentinian Central Andes at 4012 m.a.s.l. (31.898672°S; 70.178486°W). The purpose of the data set was to analyze the volumetric water content and ground temperature variation in the landform frontal talus, in terms of active layer depth estimation. Four investigation depths were selected: 5 cm, 25 cm, 50 cm and 70 cm. Lectures were made 6 times a day, at 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00 hours (GMT-3), from 17/04/2018 to 26/03/2019 with 4 SMT-100 data loggers (TRUEBNER GmbH, Germany). Soil temperature and water saturation were calculated as the average of the six daily data, considering for the last one site-specific porosity estimations.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.951421
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.951421
Creator Tapia Baldis, Carla ORCID logo; Mendoza López, Martín; Trombotto Liaudat, Dario; Sileo, Noelia
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference National Scientific and Technical Research Council https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002923 Crossref Funder ID PICT-2019-2019-03799 PERMAROCK: Monitoreo Térmico de Permafrost en Roca
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5504 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-70.178 LON, -31.899 LAT); Central Andes, Argentina
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-03-26T00:00:00Z