BIFoR site of Mill Haft, Staffordshire, UK. Temperature from Fiber Optics Distributed Temperature Sensor (DTS). Soil moisture from Active DTS technique and from FDR point probes (NERC grant NE/P003486/1)

Dataset description

The data comprise of temperatures (degC) from a fibre optic distributed temperature sensor and soil moisture in the form of volumetric water content (VWC), expressed in m3/m3. The measurements were performed in a vegetated hillslope in Staffordshire, UK, in the context of the NERC funded project DiHPS: A Distributed Heat Pulse Sensor Network for subsurface heat and water fluxes. The site was equipped with: 15xVWC point probes (5TM, Decagon Devices) installed at 5 locations along the hillslope. At each location, 3x5TM probes were inserted in the soil at depths of 0.10m, 0.25m, 0.40m from the soil surface 1,512m of fibre optic cable for Active DTS measurements. The fibre was buried in the soil in three overlapped loops of 504m each at 0.10m, 0.25m, 0.40m. The measurements from the 5TM were used to infer a site specific empirical relation to obtain soil moisture from Active-DTS measurements, following the approach from Sayde et al., WRR, 2010 (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/241060722_Feasibility_of_soil_moisture_monitoring_with_heated_fiber_optics)

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Dataset details

Author(s) Professor Stefan Krause
Principal Investigator(s) Professor Stefan Krause
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Start of capture {ts '2016-11-20 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2017-10-09 00:00:00'} 9th October 2017
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords OPTICAL FIBRES
SOIL PROPERTIES
SOIL WATER
WATER CONTENT
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Latitude and Longitudes on undefined datum and spheroid []
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 52.8
East boundary  : -2.3
South boundary : 52.79
West boundary  : -2.31
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 26th June 2018
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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