Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN): Mount Mansfield SCAN Data 2000-current

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    The Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) is a comprehensive, nationwide soil moisture and climate information system designed to provide data to support natural resource assessments and conservation activities. Administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the National Water and Climate Center (NWCC), in cooperation with the NRCS National Soil Survey Center, the system focuses on agricultural areas of the U.S. monitoring soil temperature and soil moisture content at several depths, soil water level, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind, precipitation, barometric pressure, and more.

People

  • Thomas Villars: Content Provider

  • Garry Schaefer: Content Provider

  • Tony Tolsdorf: Content Provider

Keywords

  • dew point, meteorology, snow depth, soil moisture, vapor pressure,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -73.0333, 43.05
    • -72.83541667, 43.05
    • -72.83541667, 44.53525
    • -73.0333, 44.53525
    • -73.0333, 43.05
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Mount Mansfield SCAN Data 2000-current
  • Start Date: 2000-09-13
  • Description: Measurement of precipitation, air temperature, snow depth, soil temperature, soil moisture, relative humidity, dew point, barometric pressure and vapor pressure using SCAN

  • Purpose: To provide data to support natural resource assessments and conservation activities

  • Condensed Title: Z0109_SCANMM

  • Object Name: VMC.109.362

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/soil-climate-analysis-network-scan/dataset/mount-mansfield-scan-data-2000-current

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/soil-climate-analysis-network-scan/dataset/mount-mansfield-scan-data-2000-current

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Date
    • Label: Date
    • Description: Date
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: DD/MM/YYYY
    Attribute Name: DPTP.H-1 (degC)
    • Label: DPTP.H-1 (degC)
    • Description: DPTP.H-1 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: PRCP.H-1 (in)
    • Label: PRCP.H-1 (in)
    • Description: PRCP.H-1 (in)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: PREC.I-1 (in)
    • Label: PREC.I-1 (in)
    • Description: PREC.I-1 (in)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: PREC.I-2 (in)
    • Label: PREC.I-2 (in)
    • Description: PREC.I-2 (in)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: PVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Label: PVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Description: PVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: RHUM.H-1 (pct)
    • Label: RHUM.H-1 (pct)
    • Description: RHUM.H-1 (pct)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: RHUM.I-1 (pct)
    • Label: RHUM.I-1 (pct)
    • Description: RHUM.I-1 (pct)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: RHUMN.H-1 (pct)
    • Label: RHUMN.H-1 (pct)
    • Description: RHUMN.H-1 (pct)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: RHUMX.H-1 (pct)
    • Label: RHUMX.H-1 (pct)
    • Description: RHUMX.H-1 (pct)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Site
    • Label: Site
    • Description: Site
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SMS.I-1:-2 (pct) (loam)
    • Label: SMS.I-1:-2 (pct) (loam)
    • Description: SMS.I-1:-2 (pct) (loam)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SMS.I-1:-20 (pct) (loam)
    • Label: SMS.I-1:-20 (pct) (loam)
    • Description: SMS.I-1:-20 (pct) (loam)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SMS.I-1:-4 (pct) (loam)
    • Label: SMS.I-1:-4 (pct) (loam)
    • Description: SMS.I-1:-4 (pct) (loam)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SMS.I-1:-40 (pct) (loam)
    • Label: SMS.I-1:-40 (pct) (loam)
    • Description: SMS.I-1:-40 (pct) (loam)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SMS.I-1:-8 (pct) (loam)
    • Label: SMS.I-1:-8 (pct) (loam)
    • Description: SMS.I-1:-8 (pct) (loam)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SNWD.I-1 (in)
    • Label: SNWD.I-1 (in)
    • Description: SNWD.I-1 (in)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: STO.I-1:-2 (degC)
    • Label: STO.I-1:-2 (degC)
    • Description: STO.I-1:-2 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: STO.I-1:-20 (degC)
    • Label: STO.I-1:-20 (degC)
    • Description: STO.I-1:-20 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: STO.I-1:-4 (degC)
    • Label: STO.I-1:-4 (degC)
    • Description: STO.I-1:-4 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: STO.I-1:-40 (degC)
    • Label: STO.I-1:-40 (degC)
    • Description: STO.I-1:-40 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: STO.I-1:-8 (degC)
    • Label: STO.I-1:-8 (degC)
    • Description: STO.I-1:-8 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: SVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Label: SVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Description: SVPV.H-1 (kPa)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: TAVG.H-1 (degC)
    • Label: TAVG.H-1 (degC)
    • Description: TAVG.H-1 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: Time
    • Label: Time
    • Description: Time
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: hh:mm:ss
    Attribute Name: TMAX.H-1 (degC)
    • Label: TMAX.H-1 (degC)
    • Description: TMAX.H-1 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: TMIN.H-1 (degC)
    • Label: TMIN.H-1 (degC)
    • Description: TMIN.H-1 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: TOBS.I-1 (degC)
    • Label: TOBS.I-1 (degC)
    • Description: TOBS.I-1 (degC)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: WSPDX.H-1:124 (mph)
    • Label: WSPDX.H-1:124 (mph)
    • Description: WSPDX.H-1:124 (mph)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: WTEQ.I-1 (in)
    • Label: WTEQ.I-1 (in)
    • Description: WTEQ.I-1 (in)
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 2000-09-13
      • Method Description: The Soil Climate Analysis Network consists of automated remote sites which collect soil moisture and soil temperature data along with precipitation, wind, and solar radiation data. These sites are located throughout the United States and other global locations. This data is used for the management and prediction of climatic issues affecting our natural resources.

    • Fence locations
      • Started: 1991-04-01
      • Method Description: On Mansfield, drift fences located in the Browns River drainage. Two fences at 1200' (Proctor Maple Research Center) (1) in mixed northern hardwoods, (2) in hemlock stand; 2200' (off CCC road in Underhill State Park) in mixed northern hardwoods; and at 3200' (off Sunset Ridge Trail) in spruce and fir forest. No data collected in 2009.

    • Monitoring sites
      • Started: 2008-04-01
      • Method Description: At Lye Brook, monitoring restarted with three drift fences located outside of the north and south ends of wilderness area used for monitoring: 860' fence near Lye Brook Falls Access area, 2400' and 2700' fence off Branch Pond Road

    • Preparation and sampling
      • Started: 1991-04-01
      • Method Description: Drift fence bucket lids removed the day prior to anticipated heavy rain events, with samples collected after rain. Sampling done approximately 3 times per month, April through October.

    • Length measurements
      • Started: 1994-04-01
      • Method Description: At each drift fence, length measurements were taken only on the first three individuals from each size class and species. Total length of specimens measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the body or tail. Snout-to-vent length also measured as length from tip of snout to vent or cloacal opening.


  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1991-04-15
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Site checks are more spatially dispersed, opportunistic visits to survey species not captured by other methods.

    • Active searches
      • Started: 1991-04-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Active searches involves visiting a localized area and turning over rocks and logs to identify amphibians.The number of individuals of each species found in a given area per time were recorded to provide a rough measure of species relative abundance

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1993-04-01
        Ended: 1994-10-31
      • Method Description: At Lye Brook, drift fences located outside of the north and south ends of wilderness area used for inventory: 860' fence near Lye Brook Falls Access area, 2400' and 2700' fence off Branch Pond Road.

    • Night visits
      • Started: 1991-04-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Night time visits are made to selected sites to hear the calls. Time of year and weather conditions chosen to locate species not located using other methods

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1995-04-01
        Ended: 1995-10-31
      • Method Description: At Lye Brook, only the lower elevation drift fence (860') was used for inventory, the two upper elevation (2400' and 2700') were used for monitoring

    • Opportunistic observations
      • Started: 1996-12-31
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Accidental discoveries are recorded when a species is found that was not the target of another survey technique

Sampling Equipment

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: Mount Mansfield station in transition forest, 2236 foot elevation, off the Polka Dot Trail in the Browns River headwaters. Lye Brook Wilderness Area station off the Branch Pond Road, 2,435 foot elevation.



  • Site Description: SCAN Site: Mount Mansfield, Vermont. Site Number: 2041, County: Chittenden Latitude: 44 deg; 32 min N, Longitude: 72 deg; 50 min W, Elevation: 2236 feet, Reporting since: 2000-09-13