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Soil Moisture, Weather and Climate


SNOTEL Soil Moisture and Temperature Graphs

To calculate soil moisture the NRCS uses the Soil Moisture Equation developed in cooperation with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The equation tracks the actual soil moisture by volume. This work has been peer reviewed and published by Seyfried, M.S., L.E. Grant, E.Du, and K Humes. 2005. Dielectric loss and calibration of the hydra probe soil water sensor. Vadose Zone J. 4:1070-1079.


Report Generator Graphs and Tables

To view data as a table, use the "Layout" dropdown menu on the Report Generator screen to choose desired format.




 




Individual Site Graphs


graph comparing the average of current soil moisture (in % saturation) of of a site with all other years from the historical record. Graphs also include statistical background data, such as the maximum, normal, and minimum water years, as well as shading based on the 10th, 30th, 50th, 70th, and 90th percentiles. The user can select and compare any year(s).

 

 


graph showing the soil moisture (shaded by % saturation) over the depth of the soil profile. Graphs also include daily incremental precipitation and snow melt (in inches) for the timing of water supplied from the surface.

 

 


graph comparing the average of current soil temperature of a site with all other years from the historical record. Graphs also include statistical background data, such as the maximum, normal, and minimum water years, as well as shading based on the 10th, 30th, 50th, 70th, and 90th percentiles. The user can select and compare any year(s).

 


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