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Cole Farm - Soil Moisture - COSMOS Probe (2018)

Variables:  TmStamp, N1[cph], N2[cph], T[C], P1[mb], Batt[V], H7[%], P4[mb], T7[C], NMcounts, fbar, fhum, fsol, CRVWC

Standard Variables:  Battery voltage|Volumetric water content|Barometric pressure|Relative humidity|Solar Correction|Neutron Count|Temperature

Date Range:  (2018-08-20 to 2018-11-28. End date is ongoing; updates twice per day)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Li, Li; Xiao, Dacheng

Contact:  Dr. Li Li, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 154 Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802, (814)867-3547 Dacheng Xiao, PhD student, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 228 Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802, (814)777-6006

Field Area:   Cole Farm (Agricultural Site)

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  • Description

    Hydroinnova Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture/Snow Sensing System (COSMOS), Model CRS-1000/B, non-invasively measures moderated neutron count among an averaged area (around 700 meters in diameter (Franz et al., 2013)), which can indirectly represent soil moisture in the top 50 cm of soil. This file includes level 0 (raw) data measured directly from COSMOS. The neutron count can be affected by various elements in surroundings, where hydrogen is often the dominant one (Zreda et al., 2012).

    The COSMOS unit was installed on August 20, 2018. Soil samples for calibration were collected on September 4, 2018. Data are collected using Hydroinnova Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture/Snow Sensing System. Data are transmitted via iridium satellite telemetry to the Hydroinnova servers on a hourly rate. Data are then transferred to the CZO database via CRON job that runs twice per day.
  • Keywords

    COSMOS, Soil Moisture

    XML Metadata

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

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following acknowledgment should accompany any publication or citation of these data: Financial Support was provided by National Science Foundation Grant EAR – 0725019 (C. Duffy), EAR – 1239285 (S. Brantley), and EAR – 1331726 (S. Brantley) for the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Logistical support and/or data were provided by the NSF-supported Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. This research was conducted on a farm in Shaver's Creek watershed at the intersection of RT 305 and Winchester Road.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Li, Li; Xiao, Dacheng (2018). "CZO Dataset: Cole Farm - Soil Moisture (2018) - COSMOS Probe." Retrieved 20 Jan 2020, from


Cole Farm - Nuetron Counts - Raw - 2018 to present

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