Instruction on soil meteorological measurements

Download the last version and the previous versions of the Instruction on Soil Meteorological Measurements, including soil temperature, soil water content and soil heat flux density. This Instruction is based on the following ICOS protocols:

  • Op de Beeck et al., 2015. “Protocol on Soil-Meteorological Variables Final Version v3”

and published in: under review

The Instruction document can be cited as:
Op de Beeck, M., Sabbatini, S., & Papale, D. (2017). ICOS Ecosystem Instructions for Soil Meteorological Measurements (TS, SWC, G) (Version ​20180615). ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre.

Instruction document history and download

Version Changes respect to the previous
Changed the units of SWC from m3 m-3 to %.
20180123 Added that crop growing and management has to be mimicked manually in the additional soil meteo plot at frequently tilled stations. Added a default target heat flux to be generated during self-calibration of soil heat flux plates. Added details to the Submission section.
20170825 Added that for TS measurements also Integrated Circuit (IC) sensors can be considered.
20170704 Added a specific case of stations where profile probes for TS and/or SWC measurements are used. Harmoni​​sation of the section Submission with Instructions for Meteorological Data Format and BADM System. Added a Calculations section.
20161122 First version

doi: 10.18160/1a28-gex6

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