Southern Farming Systems Moisture Probe Network Data

A network of ~75 telemetered soil moisture probes across Victoria and Tasmania.

Data typically includes soil moisture and soil temperature readings at depths 300-1000mm (at 100mm intervals, and a summed 300-1000mm). Soil moisture and soil temperature (100mm, 200mm), precipitation, wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, relative humidity and air temperature are also available at select locations.

Dataset ranges from 2011 to current date, however no timeline is guaranteed for any one site.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Source http://data2.cerdi.edu.au/dataset/southern-farming-systems-moisture-probe-network-data
Author Lisa Miller
Maintainer Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
Version 1.0
Last Updated May 16, 2019, 17:21 (AEST)
Created March 27, 2019, 09:19 (AEDT)
Access Rights statement Access to this collection data is partly restricted. The most current data (last 3 months) is not publicly available. Additionally, the exact location of the individual probes is obfuscated within a 5km radius of the actual location. Access to the full dataset may be granted following approval of a written application. email: office@sfs.org.au
Access rights Conditional
CRS CRS:84
DOI 10.25955/5cdcff6168a76
Data created 2011-06-18
Funding The initial cost of the probe hardware and data management was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the GRDC. The program continues to be supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Lineage In 2013 SFS installed and managed a network of soil moisture and temperature capacitance probes through branches at Inverleigh, Streatham, Hamilton, Gippsland and Tasmania. The initial cost of the probe hardware and data management was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the GRDC. The program continues to be supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Originating source Probe Trax - New future for the moisture probe network
Owner Jon Midwood
Owner email jmidwood@sfs.org.au
Owner organisation Southern Farming Systems
Owner position CEO
RDA Harvest true
Subject 0503 SOIL SCIENCES; 0502 Environmental Science and Management
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