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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-363
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-363

  05 Jan 2021

05 Jan 2021

Review status: a revised version of this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

STH-net: a model-driven soil monitoring network for process-based hydrological modelling from the pedon to the hillslope scale

Edoardo Martini1,2, Simon Köglera, Manuel Kreck2, Kurt Roth1, Ulrike Werban2, Ute Wollschlägera,3, and Steffen Zacharias2 Edoardo Martini et al.
  • 1Institute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, 69120, Germany
  • 2Dept. Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Leipzig, 04318, Germany
  • 3Dept. Soil System Science, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Halle (Saale), 06120, Germany
  • aformerly at: Dept. Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Leipzig, 04318, Germany

Abstract. The Schäfertal hillslope site is part of the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory and its soil water dynamics is being monitored intensively as part of an integrated, long-term, multi-scale and multi-temporal research framework linking hydrological, pedological, atmospheric and biodiversity-related research to investigate the influences of climate and land use change on the terrestrial system. Here, a new soil monitoring network, indicated as STH-net, has been recently implemented to provide high-resolution data about the most relevant hydrological variables and local soil properties. The monitoring network is spatially optimized, based on previous knowledge from soil mapping and soil moisture monitoring, in order to capture the spatial variability of soil properties and soil water dynamics along a catena across the site as well as in depth. The STH-net comprises eight stations instrumented with time-domain reflectometry (TDR) probes, soil temperature probes and piezometers. Furthermore, a weather station provides data about the meteorological variables. A detailed soil characterization exists for locations where the TDR probes are installed. All data are measured at a 10-minutes interval since January 1st, 2019. The STH-net is intended to provide scientists with high-quality data needed for developing and testing modelling approaches in the context of vadose-zone hydrology at spatial scales ranging from the pedon to the hillslope. The data are available from the EUDAT portal (https://b2share.eudat.eu/records/e2a2135bb1634a97abcedf8a461c0909 ) (Martini et al., 2020).

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Referee Comment on essd-2020-363', Kris Van Looy, 15 Jan 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jan 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jan 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #3, 31 Jan 2021
  • RC4: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #4, 08 Feb 2021
  • RC5: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #5, 08 Feb 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Edoardo Martini, 08 Feb 2021
  • RC6: 'Comment on essd-2020-363', Anonymous Referee #6, 16 Feb 2021

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STH-net Martini, Edoardo, Kögler, Simon, Kreck, Manuel, Werban, Ulrike, Wollschläger, Ute, and Zacharias, Steffen https://doi.org/10.23728/b2share.e2a2135bb1634a97abcedf8a461c0909

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We present the in situ data available from the soil monitoring network STH-net, recently implemented at the Schäfertal hillslope site (Germany). The STH-net provides high-quality data (soil water content, soil temperature, depth to groundwater and meteorological variables – measured at a 10-minutes interval since January 1st, 2019) for developing and testing modelling approaches in the context of vadose-zone hydrology at spatial scales ranging from the pedon to the hillslope.