Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs)

A plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature observatory is established on the Tibetan Plateau for quantifying uncertainties in coarse resolution satellite and model products of soil moisture and soil temperature. The Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs) consists of three regional scale in situ reference networks, including the Naqu network in a cold semiarid climate, the Maqu network in a cold humid climate and the Ngari network in a cold arid climate. These networks provide a representative coverage of the different climate and land surface hydrometeorological conditions on the Tibetan plateau.

Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature, Climatic zones, Tibet-Obs, Maqu, Naqu, Ali, Shiquanhe
:Bob Su :Hengelosestraat 99, 7514 AE, Enschede
:z.su@utwente.nl :0031 53 4874311

Data content: Soil Moisture and soil temperature Data over Tibetan Plateau (i.e. Tibet-Obs).

Data source: University of Twente, the Netherlands

Purpose: Water Cycle and Climate Change

Time range: 14/05/2008-31/12/2013 (will be updated till 31/07/2016 soon)

Spatial range: 25~40 °N, 74~104 °E

Data format: *.txt

Subject: Land Surface Water Storage

- Temporal Resolution: 15mins

- Spatial Resolution: point measurement

- Dimensions of Dataset: soil moisture and temperature measurements at nominal depths of 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 cm

- Unit: soil moisture, cm^3 cm^-3; soil temperature, ℃

Su, Z., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R., Wang, L., Ma, Y., Yang, K., & Hu, Z. (2011). The Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs) for quantifying uncertainties in coarse resolution satellite and model products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 2303-2316

Su, Z., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R., Wang, L., Ma, Y., Yang, K., & Hu, Z. (2011). The Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs) for quantifying uncertainties in coarse resolution satellite and model products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 2303-2316

Open for Evaluation

1. Lv, S., Zeng, Y., Wen, J., & Su, Z. (2016). A reappraisal of global soil effective temperature schemes. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 144-153

2. Lv, S., Zeng, Y., Wen, J., Zeng, D. and Su, Z. (2016) Determination of the optimal mounting depth for calculating effective soil temperature at L-band : Maqu case. In: Remote Sensing : open access, 8 (2016)6article no. 476, 19 p.

3. Zeng, Y., Z. Su, R. van der Velde, L. Wang, K. Xu, X. Wang and J. Wen (2016). "Blending Satellite Observed, Model Simulated, and in Situ Measured Soil Moisture over Tibetan Plateau." Remote Sensing 8(3): 268.

4. Wang, Qiang., van der Velde, R., Su, Z. and Wen, Jun. (2016) Aquarius L-band scatterometer and radiometer observations over a Tibetan Plateau site. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 45 (2016)Part B pp. 165-177.

5. Zheng, D., van der Velde, R., Su, Z., Booij, M.J., Hoekstra, A.Y. and Wen, J. (2015) Assessment of roughness length schemes implemented within the Noah land surface model for high - altitude regions. In: Journal of hydrometeorology : partly open access, 15 (2015)3 pp. 921-937.

6. Zheng, D., van der Velde, R., Su, Z., Wang, X., Wen, J., Booij, M.J., Hoekstra, A.Y. and Chen, Y. (2015) Augmentations to the Noah model physics for application to the Yellow River source area : part I : soil water flow. In: Journal of hydrometeorology : partly open access, 16 (2015)6 pp. 2659–2676.

7. Zheng, D., van der Velde, R., Su, Z., Wang, X., Wen, J., Booij, M.J., Hoekstra, A.Y. and Chen, Y. (2015) Augmentations to the Noah model physics for application to the Yellow River source area : part II : turbulent heat fluxes and soil heat transport. In: Journal of hydrometeorology : partly open access, 16 (2015)6 pp. 2677–2694.

8. Zheng, D., van der Velde, R., Su, Z., Wen, J., Booij, M.J., Hoekstra, A.Y. and Wang, X. (2015) Under - canopy turbulence and root water uptake of a Tibetan meadow ecosystem modeled by Noah - MP. In: Water resources research, 51 (2015)7 pp. 5735-5755.

9. Dente, L., Ferrazzoli, P., Su, Z., van der Velde, R. and Guerriero, L. (2014) Combined use of active and passive microwave satellite data to constrain a discrete scattering model. In: Remote sensing of environment, 155 (2014) pp. 222-238. 

10. Su, Z., Fernández-Prieto, D., Timmermans, J., Chen, Xuelong., Hungershoefer, K., Roebeling, R., Schr?der, M., Schulz, J., Stammes, P., Wang, P. and Wolters, E. (2014) First results of the earth observation Water Cycle Multi - mission Observation Strategy (WACMOS) : open access. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 26 (2014) pp. 270-285.

11. Lv, S., Wen, J., Zeng, Y., Tian, H. and Su, Z.(2014) An improved two - layer algorithm for estimating effective soil temperature in microwave radiometry using in situ temperature and soil moisture measurements. Remote sensing of environment, 152: 356-363.

12. Velde, R., Salama, M.S., Pellarin, T., Ofwono, M., Ma, Y., Su, Z., 2014, Long term soil moisture mapping over the Tibetan plateau using Special Sensor Microwave/Imager. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18 (4), 1323-1337

13. Zheng, D., Van Der Velde, R., Su, Z., Booij, M.J., Hoekstra, A.Y., 2013, Assessment of Roughness Length Schemes Implemented within the Noah Land Surface Model for High Altitude Regions. Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-13-0102.1 

14. Su, Z., de Rosnay, P., Wen, J., Wang, L. and Zeng, Y. (2013) Evaluation of ECMWF's soil moisture analyses using observations on the Tibetan Plateau : open access. In: Journal of geophysical research : D: Atmospheres, (2013),  118 (11), pp 5304–5318. Full text  

15. Dente, L., Vekerdy, Z., de Jeu, R. and Su, Z. (2013) Seasonality and autocorrelation of satellite - derived soil moisture products. In: International journal of remote sensing, 34 (2013)9-10 pp. 3231-3247.

16. van der Velde, R., Salama, M.S., van Helvoirt, M.D. and Su, Z. (2012) Decomposition of uncertainties between coarse MM5 - Noah - Simulated and fine ASAR - retrieved soil moisture over Central Tibet. In: Journal of hydrometeorology : partly open access, 13 (2012)6 pp. 1925-1938.

17. Dente, L., Vekerdy, Z., Wen, J. and Su, Z. (2012) Maqu network for validation of satellite - derived soil moisture products. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 17 (2012) pp. 55-65. 

18. van der Velde, R., Su, Z., van Oevelen, P., Wen, J., Ma, Y. and Salama, M.S. (2012) Soil moisture mapping over the central part of the Tibetan Plateau using a series of ASAR WS images. In: Remote sensing of environment, 120 (2012) pp. 175-187. 

19. Dente, L., Su, Z. and Wen, J. (2012) Validation of SMOS soil moisture products over the Maqu and Twente regions. In: Sensors : journal on the science and technology of sensors and biosensors :12 (2012)8 pp. 9965-9986. 

The data can only be utilized for academic research. Use of the data for other purposes (e.g. commercial use) is prohibited. No user is allowed to transfer the data to any third party. 

Users are suggested to refer to the following publications:

 

Su, Z., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R., Wang, L., Ma, Y., Yang, K., & Hu, Z. (2011). The Tibetan Plateau observatory of plateau scale soil moisture and soil temperature (Tibet-Obs) for quantifying uncertainties in coarse resolution satellite and model products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 2303-2316

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