Estop-Aragones, C. et al

Soil moisture profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada

This dataset consists of soil moisture profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. Soil mositure profiles were monitored during summer in 2013 and 2014 in Yukon and Northwest Territories. Monitored sites included peatland plateaus, unburnt and burnt black spruce forests, and additional sites.

Publication date: 2016-02-05

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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: Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Cooper, M.A.; Thierry, A.; Treharne, R.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Charman, D.J.; Williams, M.; Hartley, I.P. (2016). Soil moisture profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-15    to    2014-09-15

Provenance & quality

Moisture was measured using a PR2 profile probe with 4 sensing elements at 10, 20, 30 and 40cm and a portable reading meter HH2 (Delta-T Devices Ltd, Cambridge, UK). Following the manufacturer instructions, access tubes were inserted in the soil using an augering kit to minimize disruption in the structure of the soil profile. The access tubes were initially placed as deep as thaw depth allowed and further inserted deeper as the active layer thickened. At time of measurement, the PR2 profile probe was connected to the reading meter, removed from the protective tube and inserted in the access tubes. Values of volumetric soil moisture (m3 m-3) were recorded from the meter using the default calibration.

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Mathew Williams
University of Edinburgh
School of GeoSciences, Crew Bldg


Estop-Aragones, C.
Exeter University
Fisher, J.P.
University of Sheffield
Cooper, M.A.
Exeter University
Thierry, A.
University of Edinburgh
Treharne, R.
University of Sheffield
Murton, J.B.
University of Sussex
Phoenix, G.K.
University of Sheffield
Charman, D.J.
Exeter University
Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Hartley, I.P.
Exeter University

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Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system


Topic categories
Burnt permafrost,  Canada Peatland plateau,  Soil moisture