Core Database for the Ohio Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) Regional Data SetEntry ID: USDA0074
Abstract: For evaluating farming systems on a regional scale in terms of
their impact on water quality, productivity, and profitability.
Climate: hourly rainfall, temperature, humidity, radiation wind
Plants: above ground bio mass;
Soil: Soil chemistry (nutrients);
Groundwater: water chemistry.
Collection Organization: USDA, ... Ohio State University
Collection Methodology: Campbell Scientific Weather Station,
MSEA collection procedures. Multi-agency, multi-disciplinary
team of scientists conducted research to collect data in each
site. Standard operating procedures are available for the
collection and analysis of most data.
Collection Frequency: Climate collected hourly; plants,
soil, and groundwater collected monthly.
Update Characteristics: When new data are collected, data set
is extended but not updated.
The data are not available on-line. Access is restricted by the
MSEA P2 cooperative agreement. Most data are available as
spreadsheet files, but some are stored as ASCII and DBMS files.
Start Date: 1991-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Each type of data has different QA/QC procedures. QA/QC
document for regional project delineates procedures.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nfausey at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
USDA Agricultural Research Service 590 Woody Hayes Drive
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210
Internal technical documentation, multiple volumes of citations.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21