Stanley, S. et al

Daily and sub-daily hydrometeorological and soil data (2013-2017) [COSMOS-UK]

This dataset contains daily and sub-daily hydrometeorological and soil observations from COSMOS-UK (cosmic-ray soil moisture) monitoring network from October 2013 to the end of 2017. These data are from 46 sites across the UK recording a range of hydrometeorological and soil variables.

Each site in the network hosts a cosmic-ray sensing probe; a novel sensor technology which can be used, in combination with hydrometeorological data, to calculate the volumetric water content of soil over a field scale. The hydrometeorological and soil data are recorded at a 30 minute resolution and they include neutron counts from the Cosmic-ray sensing probe, humidity and atmospheric pressure data that are used to derive volumetric water content at two temporal resolutions (hourly and daily). Also included are soil heat flux, air temperature, wind speed and radiation data which are used to derive potential evapotranspiration at a daily resolution.

Publication date: 2019-09-11

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

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

You must cite: Stanley, S.; Antoniou, V.; Ball, L.A.; Bennett, E.S.; Blake, J.R; Boorman, D.B.; Brooks, M.; Clarke, M.; Cooper, H.M.; Cowan, N.; Evans, J.G.; Farrand, P.; Fry, M.; Hitt, O.E.; Jenkins, A.; Kral, F.; Lord, W.D.; Morrison, R.; Nash, G.V.; Rylett, D.; Scarlett, P.M.; Swain, O.D.; Thornton, J.L.; Trill, E.J.; Warwick, A.C.; Winterbourn, J.B. (2019). Daily and sub-daily hydrometeorological and soil data (2013-2017) [COSMOS-UK] . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a6012796-291c-4fd6-a7ef-6f6ed0a6cfa5

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-10-02    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

Hydrometeorological and soil observations are recorded at sites around the UK using an array of sensors. Every hour, the raw data collected is sent to CEH in Wallingford, where it is subject to quality control. Soil volumetric water content data are derived from 30 minute hydrometeorological data and data from the cosmic-ray sensing probe by Python scripts run every hour. The data are calculated using the method outlined in Evans et al. (2016, https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10929). Potential evapotranspiration data are derived by Python scripts at the end of the day from the hydrometeorological data according to the Penman-Monteith method (FAO 56, http://www.fao.org/3/X0490E/x0490e00.htm).

All data, that is raw, quality controlled and derived, is saved in an Oracle database.

See supporting documentation for further information.

Supplemental information

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Correspondence/contact details

David Boorman
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Benson Lane
Cromarsh Gifford, Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Stanley, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Antoniou, V.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Ball, L.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bennett, E.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Blake, J.R
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Boorman, D.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brooks, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clarke, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cooper, H.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cowan, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Evans, J.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Farrand, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Fry, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hitt, O.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Jenkins, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Kral, F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lord, W.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morrison, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nash, G.V.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rylett, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scarlett, P.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Swain, O.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thornton, J.L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Trill, E.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Warwick, A.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Winterbourn, J.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere , Environment
Keywords
absolute humidity,  air temperature,  atmospheric pressure,  cosmic-ray sensing probe,  COSMOS-UK,  daily,  meteorlogical observations,  net radiation,  potential evapotranspiration,  precipitation,  relative humidity,  soil heat flux,  soil moisture,  soil temperature,  sub-daily,  UK,  wind direction,  wind speed
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
2019-09-17