Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 517–529, 2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 517–529, 2016

Review article 20 Oct 2016

Review article | 20 Oct 2016

The integrated water balance and soil data set of the Rollesbroich hydrological observatory

Wei Qu et al.

Data sets

TERENO (Eifel-Rur), Climate/Runoff/Water Quality station Rollesbroich, Germany H. Bogena

TERENO (Eifel-Rur), Eddy Covariance/Climate station Rollesbroich 1, Germany M. Schmidt

TERENO (Eifel-Rur), SoilNet Rollesbroich, Germany H. Bogena

Short summary
The Rollesbroich catchment is a hydrological observatory of the TERENO (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories) initiative. Hydrometeorological data and spatiotemporal variations in soil water content are measured at high temporal resolution and can be used for many purposes, e.g. validation of remote sensing retrievals, improving hydrological understanding, optimizing data assimilation and inverse modelling techniques. The data set is freely available online (