A soil moisture measurement program was initiated in June 2003 to provide additional information in conjunction with the LTREB programs currently being conducted at BBWM. The program was developed in an effort to determine what relationships may exist between soil moisture and other biogeochemical and hydrologic processes being studied at the East and West Bear Brook Watersheds. The immediate objective of this study is primarily to develop a data base that will be continuously updated and available to research personel.
Instrumentation and Data Collection
A single HOBO Micro Station data logger (Onset Computer Corporation) was launched in the East Bear Brook Watershed in June 2003. Measurements of soil moisture are continually collected at 3 hour time intervals and averaged across the top 25cm of the mineral soil. Temperature is collected at a depth of 10cm of the mineral layer.