Sierra Ladrones Study Basin (SLSB) Sediment Micro Climate Research in Watersheds at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
To support the hydrology studies in the Sierra Ladrones Study Basin, a network of moisture potential sensors and temperature sensors wereinstalled in the stream-channel sediments and adjacent soils atvarious locations up thru the watersheds in 1992. Two rain gaugeswere also added up through the watershed gradient to complement therain gauge on the weather station (Met43) at the base of the watershedto provide a better measure of moisture inputs to these watersheds.This file contains data for 1992 to 1994.
An array of soil moisture potential gypsum blocks were placed in the channel sediments up thru the set of small watersheds. The number of sensors used and design of the placement of sensors was different at each site. All probes were initially buried at 20 cm but this depth must surely have changed with time and stream flow. Temperature probes were buried at the same time and the same depth as the gypsum blocks. Tipping bucket rain gauges were installed at sites 23 and 25 to complement the gauge at the Red Tank (Met43) Weather Station
Automated dataloggers with attached soil moisture potential and temperature sensors.
Probes were measured every 30 sec and summary data output at the hour. Precipitation was output at 1-min intervals during precipitation events.2239