Morrison, R. et al

Energy and carbon dioxide fluxes, meteorology and soil physics observed at INCOMPASS land surface stations in India, 2016 to 2017

Eddy covariance (EC) observations of surface-atmosphere exchanges of sensible heat and latent heat, momentum and net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange were measured at thirty minute resolution at three Land Surface Stations in India.

The dataset includes ancillary weather and soil physics observations, as well as variables describing atmospheric turbulence and the quality of the turbulent flux observations. Meteorological observations include: the net radiation and its incoming and outgoing short- and long-wave components, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and rainfall. Soil physics observations include: Soil heat fluxes, soil temperatures and soil volumetric water content.

Observations were collected under the Interaction of Convective Organization and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (INCOMPASS) Project between January 2016 and January 2018.

Publication date: 2019-05-01

Get the data

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Morrison, R.; Angadi, S.S.; Cooper, H.M. ; Evans, J.G. ; Rees, G.; Sekhar, M.; Taylor, C.; Tripathi, S.N.; Turner, A.G. (2019). Energy and carbon dioxide fluxes, meteorology and soil physics observed at INCOMPASS land surface stations in India, 2016 to 2017. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2016-01-01    to    2018-01-01

Provenance & quality

EC, weather and soil physics observations were collected using identical instrumentation at all three INCOMPASS Land Surface Stations. Quality Control of EC data involved removal of statistical outliers and tests that theoretical requirements for the successful application of the EC technique were not violated significantly. Quality control (QC) of meteorological variables included range checking and visual checks for spikes, dropouts and other clearly erroneous values.

Further details are available in the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ross Morrison
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Morrison, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Angadi, S.S.
University of Agricultural Sciences
Cooper, H.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Evans, J.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rees, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sekhar, M.
Indian Institute of Science
Taylor, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tripathi, S.N.
Indian Institute of Technology
Turner, A.G.
University of Reading

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere , Environment
air temperature,  atmospheric turbulence,  barometric pressure,  carbon dioxide exchange,  carbon dioxide flux,  climate,  Climate and climate change CO2 exchange,  CO2 flux,  eddy covariance,  INCOMPASS,  INteraction of Convective Organisation with Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea,  latent heat,  monsoon,  net radiation,  rainfall,  relative humidity,  sensible heat,  Soil soil heat flux,  soil temperature,  soil volumetric water content,  surface flux,  weather,  wind direction,  wind speed