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WATER: Dataset of soil moisture observations at the super site around the Dayekou Guantan forest station Chinese Version

The dataset of soil moisture observations (VWC%) was obtained at the super site (100m×100m) around the Dayekou Guantan forest station on Jun. 5, 2008. The super site was divided into 16 subplots (25m×25m). 10 points were measured by TDR 300 (with the probe 20cm long) at random location in each subplot. The serial number and the cover type of the subplot, the number of the sample points and soil moisture (%) were recorded.

Those provide reliable data for the construction of the 3D structure of the forest scene, and for the modeling of active and passive remote sensing mechanisms and the simulation of remote sensing images.


Data Citation Chen Erxue. WATER: Dataset of soil moisture observations at the super site around the Dayekou Guantan forest station. Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, Chinese Academy of Forestry. 2008. doi:10.3972/water973.0048.db

Special Publications

  1. Li X, Li XW, Li ZY, Ma MG, Wang J, Xiao Q, Liu Q, Che T, Chen EX, Yan GJ, Hu ZY, Zhang LX, Chu RZ, Su PX, Liu QH, Liu SM, Wang JD, Niu Z, Chen Y, Jin R, Wang WZ, Ran YH, Xin XZ, Ren HZ. Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, 114(D22103), doi:10.1029/2008JD011590.Detail | Download
  2. Wang Liangxu, Wang Shuguo, Ran Youhua. Data Sharing and Data Set Application of Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2014, 11(11):2020-2024. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2014.2319301Detail | Download
  3. Li X, Li XW, Roth K, Menenti M, Wagner W. Preface 'Observing and modeling the catchment scale water cycle'. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2011, 15(2): 597-601. doi:10.5194/hess-15-597-2011.Detail | Download

Cited By

  1. Zhu GF, Lu L, Su YH, Wang XF, Xia C, Ma JZ, He JH, Zhang K, Li CB. Energy flux partitioning and evapotranspiration in a sub‐alpine spruce forest ecosystem. Hydrological Processes, 2013.Detail Download
  2. Tian F X, Zhao C Y, Feng Z-D. Simulating evapotranspiration of Qinghai spruce (Picea crassifolia) forest in the Qilian Mountains, northwestern China[J]. Journal of Arid Environments, 2011, 75(7): 648–655. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.02.001Detail


The dataset is generated from the "Watershed Airborne Telemetry Experimental Research (WATER) “, the user must have a clear statement in the article of the original data source and adopt the reference style providing by the metadata in the References section.


  • National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program) (No. 2007CB714400)
  • The CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Action Plan for West Development Project (No. KZCX2-XB2-09)

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