Reinsch, S.; Sowerby, A.; Emmett, B.A.

Water table depth data from Climoor fieldsite in Clocaenog Forest 2009 - 2015

This dataset includes manual measurements in centimetres from the surface of the soil of water table depth at the Climoor fieldsite in the Clocaenog Forest, north-east Wales. Water table depth was collected via water permeable tubes installed through the soil profile down to bedrock. Measurements were taken, usually every two weeks, using a tape measure and head torch to assist in seeing the water level in the tube. Data was collected by CEH staff and PhD students trained in the use of the methods. Climoor is a climate change manipulation experiment that utilises automated roof technology to produce drought and warming experimental treatments that reflect climate change predictions for the next 20-30 years. Data are available from May 2009 to March 2015.

Publication date: 2015-12-18

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Reinsch, S.; Sowerby, A.; Emmett, B.A. (2015). Water table depth data from Climoor fieldsite in Clocaenog Forest 2009 - 2015. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2009-05-13    to    2015-03-04

Provenance & quality

Data was collected manually by measuring with a tape measure the depth of water table, accessible via water permeable pipes installed down to the bedrock within the soil profile (maximum depth 39cm). Data was written on fieldsheets in the field, then manually entered into the raw data master file on return to the office.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Sabine Reinsch
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom


Reinsch, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sowerby, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system


Topic categories
Climate and climate change Emmett Section monthly,  Soil water table depth
Environmental Monitoring Facilities