Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 2, 189–194, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2-189-2010
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 2, 189–194, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2-189-2010

  15 Jul 2010

15 Jul 2010

Data of hydraulic properties of North East and North Central German soils

U. Schindler and L. Müller U. Schindler and L. Müller
  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Institute of Landscape Hydrology, Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany

Abstract. The paper presents a data base of soil physical and hydrological properties of North East and North Central German soils. Included are measured data of the soil water retention curve and the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function. Information on geo-reference, soil type and horizon are given. Soil hydraulic functions were measured with the evaporation method. The applied measurement technique is described and information to actual innovations and advanced technology is given. Additional soil physical data like particle size distribution, dry bulk density, organic matter content and other variables are presented. The data base includes original measurement results of 278 organic and of 497 mineral soil samples from 103 sites. The mineral soils cover a wide range of texture classes and dry bulk densities. The organic soils and samples represent different states of decomposition and mineralization. Furthermore hydraulic functions are included of soils anthropogenically altered by deep plough sand covering measures.