Journal article

Towards estimating root-zone soil moisture using surface multispectral and thermal sensing: A spectral and hydrometeorological dataset from the Dookie experiment site, Victoria, Australia

Venkata Radha Akuraju, Dongryeol Ryu, Andrew William Western, Rodger Ian Young

Hydrological Processes | John Wiley & Sons Ltd. | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper describes surface hydrometeorological and spectral datasets collected from two tower sites located in the University of Melbourne's Dookie experimental farm, Victoria, Australia. The datasets were collected from different vegetation types including wheat, canola, and grazed pasture during the 2012, 2013, and 2014 cropping seasons. The dataset includes 30‐min frequency latent and sensible heat flux measurements and layer‐average soil moisture data at profile depths of 0–5, 0–30, 30–60, 60–90, and 90–120 cm. Air temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, precipitation, and incoming and outgoing longwave and shortwave radiation data were also collected from two locat..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Grant/Award Number: JAF; The Australian Research Council, Grant/Award Number: LE130100040