The observation data of soil temperature and moisture on the Tibetan Plateau (2008-2016)

This data set comprises the plateau soil moisture and soil temperature observational data based on the Tibetan Plateau, and it is used to quantify the uncertainty of model products of coarse-resolution satellites, soil moisture and soil temperature. The observation data of soil temperature and moisture on the Tibetan Plateau (Tibet-Obs) are from in situ reference networks at three regional scales, which are the Nagqu network of cold and semiarid climate, the Maqu network of cold and humid climate, and the Ali network of cold and arid climate. These networks provided representative coverage of different climates and surface hydrometeorological conditions on the Tibetan Plateau.

- Temporal resolution: 15 minutes

- Spatial resolution: point measurement

- Measurement accuracy: soil moisture, 0.00001; soil temperature, 0.1 °C; data set size: soil moisture and temperature measurements at nominal depths of 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 cm

- Unit: soil moisture, cm ^ 3 cm ^ -3; soil temperature, °C

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Bob Su. The observation data of soil temperature and moisture on the Tibetan Plateau (2008-2016). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2018. doi: 10.11888/Soil.tpdc.270028. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Su, Z.B., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R., Wang, L.C., Ma, Y.M., Yang, K., & Hu, Z.H. (2011). The Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs) for quantifying uncertainties in coarse resolution satellite and model products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(7), 2303-2316.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

2. Su, Z.B., Rosnay, P.D., Wen, J.G., Wang, L.C., &Zeng, Y.J. (2013). Evaluation of ECMWF's soil moisture analyses using observations on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(11), 5304-5318.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

3. Zeng, Y.J., Su, Z.B., van der Velde, R., Wang, L.C., Xu, K., Wang, X., &Wen, J. (2016). Blending Satellite Observed, Model Simulated, and in Situ Measured Soil Moisture over Tibetan Plateau. Remote Sensing, 8(3), 268.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

4. Dente, L., Vekerdy, Z., Wen, J. &Su, Z.B. (2012). Maqu network for validation of satellite - derived soil moisture products. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 17, 55-65.( View Details | Bibtex)

5. van der Velde, R., Su, Z.B., van Oevelen, P., Wen, J., Ma, Y.M., & Salama, M.S. (2012). Soil moisture mapping over the central part of the Tibetan Plateau using a series of ASAR WS images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 120, 175-187.( View Details | Bibtex)

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East: 104.00 West: 74.00
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  • Temporal coverage: 2008-05-28 To 2016-11-22
  • Updated time: 2019-08-23
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