Not logged in
PANGAEA.
Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

Nield, Joanna M; Lasser, Jana; Goehring, Lucas (2020): Temperature and humidity time-series from Owens Lake, central California, measured during one week in November 2016. Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.911139

Always quote citation above when using data! You can download the citation in several formats below.

RIS CitationBibTeX CitationShow MapGoogle Earth

Abstract:
The data set contains temperature and humidity time-series from a salt desert showing salt polygons at the surface. The data set characterizes the environmental conditions of the salt deserts and is used together with other data sets (which characterize the surface and subsurface of the desert) to explain the driving mechanism of salt polygon growth in salt deserts.
For three sites, temperature data loggers of type HiTemp140 with measurement precision of 0.01°C and humidity data loggers of type RHTemp1000IS with a precision of 0.1% were placed at the center of a salt polygon and inside a salt ridge to enable a comparison between center- and ridge values for temperature and humidity. Data loggers were active for 7 days in late 2016 and recorded temperature and humidity values every minute.
Measurements were conducted at 3 sites at Owens Lake, Central California. All data was recorded during a field campaign in November and December 2016.
Related to this data are also
- grain size distributions of sand samples taken at the field sites at different depths (see data at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.910996),
- pictures and videos characterizing the sites (see data at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.911054),
- salinity profiles from cross-sections below polygons and background salt concentration measurements (see data at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.911059),
- as well as surface scans measured by TLS (see data at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.911233)
- and a chemical characterization of the salt species present in the crust (see data at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.911239).
Keyword(s):
California; humidity; Owens Lake; pattern; salt; Salt desert; salt polygon; salt ridge; Temperature; Time series
Replaced by:
Nield, Joanna M; Lasser, Jana; Goehring, Lucas (2020): Temperature and humidity time-series from Owens Lake, central California, measured during one week in November 2016 (Version 2). Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.922231
Related to:
Lasser, Jana (2019): Geophysical Pattern Formation of Salt Playa (PhD thesis). Georg-August Universität Göttingen, hdl:11858/00-1735-0000-002E-E5DB-2
Lasser, Jana; Nield, Joanna M; Ernst, Marcel; Karius, Volker; Wiggs, Giles F S; Goehring, Lucas (2019): Salt Polygons are Caused by Convection. Nonlinear Sciences > Pattern Formation and Solitons, https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.03600
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 36.495613 * Median Longitude: -117.946983 * South-bound Latitude: 36.488370 * West-bound Longitude: -117.975080 * North-bound Latitude: 36.499250 * East-bound Longitude: -117.932550
Date/Time Start: 2016-11-24T11:15:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-12-02T16:24:00
Comment:
Outdated version, please refer to the new version at: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.922231
Size:
6 datasets

Download Data

Download ZIP file containing all datasets as tab-delimited text — use the following character encoding: