Dataset Listing

Betasso & Gordon Gulch - Soil Respiration - (BT-GG_Flux_Array) (2012-2013)

Soil CO2 Flux measurements for multiple plots in Betasso, Lower Gordon Gulch, and Upper Gordon Gulch Group. ID: BT-GG_Flux_Array

Variables:  PLOT (unique identifying integer), DATE.TIME (date in format of “month/day/year 24hour/minute”), SWC (soil moisture (% volumetric) averaged from 3 locations adjacent to soil chamber), SOILT (soil temperature (degrees Celsius) from one location adjacent to soil chamber), RS (average instantaneous soil respiration (micro moles C per square meter per second) over three locations per site), RS.SE (standard error of soil respiration (n=3)), LOCATION (CZO site identifier), LAT (latitude in decimal degrees), LONG (longitude in decimal degrees)

Standard Variables:  Latitude|Soil respiration|Temperature|Volumetric water content

Date Range:  (2012-06-26 to 2013-10-03)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Holly Barnard; Erin Berryman

Contact:  Holly.Barnard@Colorado.EDU

Field Area:   Betasso | Gordon Gulch

Keywords & XML
  • Description

    Soil Respiration Measurements at Betasso, Lower Gordon Gulch, and Upper Gordon Gulch.

    Sensor array IDs and descriptions-

    Each array includes
    GGU_Flux_Man_213, Manual Measurement Soil Pi, Soil carbon dioxide flux, Manually-operated closed chamber survey system (Speckman et al. 2014)
    GGU_Flux_SM300_213, Sensor, Soil Pit, Soil Moisture measurements at 5 cm depth-SM300 with HH2 Meter, Delta-T Devices, Cambridge, UK
    GGU_Flux_HH508_213, Sensor, Soil Pit, Soil Temperature at 10cm-HH508 with Type E thermocouple penetration probe, Omega Engineering, Stamford, CT, USA

    Soil carbon dioxide flux measured at multiple times during the growing seasons of 2012 and 2013, each from a surface area of 0.03178 m^2, using a manually-operated closed chamber survey system (Speckman et al. 2014) with accompanying soil moisture measurements at 5 cm depth (SM300 with HH2 Meter, Delta-T Devices, Cambridge, UK) and soil temperature (HH508 with Type E thermocouple penetration probe, Omega Engineering, Stamford, CT, USA) at 10 cm depth. Measurements were made at three plots in Betasso, five plots in Lower Gordon Gulch (seven in 2013), and three plots in Upper Gordon Gulch.

    REFERENCE: Speckman, Heather N.; Frank, John M.; Bradford, John B.; Miles, Brianna L.; Massman, William J.; Parton, William J.; Ryan, Michael G. 2014. Forest Ecosystem respiration estimated from eddy covariance and chamber measurements under high turbulence and substantial tree mortality from bark beetles. Global Change Biology, in press.

  • Keywords

    soil respiration, soil temperature, soil moisture, carbon dioxide

    XML Metadata

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    Berryman et al. JGR-Biogeosciences, under review.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Holly Barnard; Erin Berryman (2013). "CZO Dataset: Betasso & Gordon Gulch - Soil Respiration (2012-2013) - (BT-GG_Flux_Array)." Retrieved 25 Feb 2020, from

  • Acknowledgements


    U.S. Department of Energy’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Program DE-SC0006968


Boulder Creek CZO - Soil CO2 Flux 2012

(.csv)   Data Level 0,  Metadata

Boulder Creek CZO - Soil CO2 Flux 2013

(.csv)   Data Level 0,  Metadata

Data Use Policy
Data Sharing Policy
Dynamic Map
  • Data Use Policy

    DRAFT v.0.4.0

    1. Use our data freely. All CZO Data Products* except those labelled Private** are released to the public and may be freely copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon under the condition that you give acknowledgement as described below. Non-CZO data products — like those produced by USGS or NOAA — have their own use policies, which should be followed.

    2. Give proper citation and acknowledgement. Publications, models and data products that make use of these datasets must include proper citation and acknowledgement. Most importantly, provide a citation in a similar way as a journal article (i.e. author, title, year of publication, name of CZO “publisher”, edition or version, and URL or DOI access information. See Also include at least a brief acknowledgement such as: “Data were provided by the NSF-supported Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory” (replace with the appropriate observatory name).

    3. Let us know how you will use the data. The dataset creators would appreciate hearing of any plans to use the dataset. Consider consultation or collaboration with dataset creators.

    *CZO Data Products.  Defined as a data collected with any monetary or logistical support from a CZO.

    **Private. Most private data will be released to the public within 1-2 years, with some exceptionally challenging datasets up to 4 years. To inquire about potential earlier use, please contact us.

  • Data Sharing Policy

    DRAFT v.0.2.5

    All CZO investigators and collaborators who receive material or logistical support from a CZO agree to:

    1. Share data privately within 1 year. CZO investigators and collaborators agree to provide CZO Data Products* — including data files and metadata for raw, quality controlled and/or derived data — to CZO data managers within one year of collection of samples, in situ or experimental data. By default, data values will be held in a Private CZO Repository**, but metadata will be made public and will provide full attribution to the Dataset Creators†.

    2. Release data to public within 2 years. CZO Dataset Creators will be encouraged after one year to release data for public access. Dataset Creators may chose to publish or release data sooner.

    3. Request, in writing, data privacy up to 4 years. CZO PIs will review short written applications to extend data privacy beyond 2 years and up to 4 years from time of collection. Extensions beyond 3 years should not be the norm, and will be granted only for compelling cases.

    4. Consult with creators of private CZO datasets prior to use. In order to enable the collaborative vision of the CZO program, data in private CZO repositories will be available to other investigators and collaborators within that CZO. Releasing or publishing any derivative of such private data without explicit consent from the dataset creators will be considered a serious scientific ethics violation.

    * CZO Data Products. Defined as data collected with any monetary or logistical support from a CZO. Logistical support includes the use of any CZO sensors, sampling infrastructure, equipment, vehicles, or labor from a supported investigator, student or staff person. CZO Data Products can acknowledge multiple additional sources of support.

    ** Private CZO Repository. Defined as a password-protected directory on each CZO’s data server. Files will be accessible by all investigators and collaborators within the given CZO and logins will be maintained by that local CZO’s data managers. Although data values will not be accessible by the public or ingested into any central data system (i.e. CUAHSI HIS), metadata will be fully discoverable by the public. This provides the dual benefit of giving attribution and credit to dataset creators and the CZO in general, while maintaining protection of intellectual property while publications are pending.

    † Dataset Creators. Defined as the people who are responsible for designing, collecting, analyzing and providing quality assurance for a dataset. The creators of a dataset are analogous to the authors of a publication, and datasets should be cited in an analogous manner following the emerging international guidelines described at

  • Dynamic Map

    To fully zoom into a small area, you may need to visit the "Map" button and uncheck "Terrain" view.

CZO Field Areas


CZO Authors

Explore Further

data |

Explore Further