[Parameters: Topic='AGRICULTURE', Term='SOILS', Variable_Level_1='SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY']
Jornada Experimental Range Soil WaterEntry ID: MSU0019
Abstract: The "Jornada Experimental Range Soil Water" data set contains
information on the amount of soil water available to plants at
various depths on major soil types on the Jornada Experimental
Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Soil moisture data are
collected using soil moisture blocks buried at various depths.
Soil matric potentials were determined by using electrical
... Collection Organization: Jornada Experimental Range.
Collection Methodology: Soil moisture blocks were buried at
various depths and soil matrix potential determined by
electrical resistance readings.
Collection Frequency: Weekly.
Update Characteristics: It is not updated in its entirety.
Updating has been discontinued.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Records and fields variable; 3 MB.
Data Center: Jornada Experimental Range
Dissemination Media: Floppy disk, magnetic tape, Internet
File Format: Spreadsheet
Access Instructions: Datasets are being added to the Jornada
LTER Homepage regularly. Availability Status: On Request
Start Date: 1956-04-01Stop Date: 1976-12-31
Quality The data collection and recording were supervised by scientist
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: khavstad at nmsu.edu
Jornada Experimental Range New Mexico State University P.O. Box 30003, Dept. 3
City: Las Cruces
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 88003-0003
Herbel, C.H. & Gibbens, R.P. (1987). Soil and water regimes of
loamy sands and sandy loams on arid rangelands in NM. Journal of
Soil and Water Conservation. 42:442-447.
Herbel, C.H. & Gibbens, R.P. (1989). Matric potential of clay
loam soils on arid rangelands in southern New Mexico. Journal of
Range Management. 42:386-392.
Herbel, C.H, Gile, L.H., Fredrickson, & Gibbens, R.P. (1995).
Volume I. Soil Water and Soils at Soil Water Sites, Jornada
Experimental Range. USDA, SCS, Soil Survey Investigations
Report, No. 44. 592 p.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-03