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Arevalo, Jorge; Zeng, Xubin; Durcik, Matej; Sibayan, Michael; Pangle, Luke; Abramson, Nate; Bugaj, Aaron; Ng, Wei-Ren; Barron-Gafford, Greg; van Haren, Joost; Niu, Guo-Yue; Adams, John; Ruiz, Joaquin; Troch, Peter (2020): Highly Sampled Measurements in a Controlled Atmosphere at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory. University of Alberta, PANGAEA, (dataset in review)

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Land-atmosphere interactions at different temporal and spatial scales are important for our understanding of the Earth system and its modeling. The Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO) at Biosphere 2 managed by the University of Arizona host three nearly identical artificial bare-soil hillslopes with dimensions of 30m x 11m and 1m average depth in a controlled and highly monitored environment under a large greenhouse. These facilities provide a unique opportunity to explore these interactions. This dataset contains, for each one of the three replicate hillslopes, 15-minute measurements from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019 of temperature, water content and heat flux of the soil at a depth of 5cm for 12 co-located points; temperature, relative humidity and wind speed above ground at 5 different locations over each hillslope and 5 different heights ranging from 0.25m to 9-10m; 3D wind components at 1 location; the 4 components of radiation at 2 different locations; precipitation rates; and the measurements of an automatic weather station outside the greenhouse.
Biosphere 2; Controlled Environment; Land-Atmosphere; Landscape Evolution Observatory; LEO; Soil and Atmosphere
Latitude: 32.578610 * Longitude: -110.850560
Biosphere_2 (Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory) * Latitude: 32.578610 * Longitude: -110.850560 * Location: United States of America * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
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