Morrison, R. et al

High temporal resolution meteorology and soil physics observations from INCOMPASS land surface stations in India, 2016 to 2018

The dataset contains time series observations of meteorological and soil physics variables logged at one minute time resolution at three Land Surface Stations in India. The three INCOMPASS Land Surface Stations were located at: (1) agricultural land in Southern Karnataka (Berambadi); (2) the University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad in northern Karnataka; and (3) a semi-natural grassland at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK), Uttar Pradesh.

Observations were collected under the Interaction of Convective Organization and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (INCOMPASS) Project between January 2016 and January 2019.

Publication date: 2019-04-12

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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). High temporal resolution meteorology and soil physics observations from INCOMPASS land surface stations in India, 2016 to 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2016-01-01    to    2019-01-01

Provenance & quality

Meteorological and soil physics observations were collected using identical instrumentation at all three INCOMPASS Land Surface Stations. 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. 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,  Barometric pressure,  Berambadi climate,  Dharwad Incoming long wave radiation,  Incoming short wave radiation,  INCOMPASS,  INteraction of Convective Organisation with Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea,  Kanpur,  monsoon,  Net radiation,  Outgoing long wave radiation,  Outgoing short wave radiation,  precipitation,  rainfall,  Relative humidity,  Soil Soil heat flux,  Soil temperature,  Surface flux,  weather,  wind direction,  wind speed