Soil Water Characteristics of Cores from Low- and High-Centered Polygons, Barrow, Alaska, 2012

NGEE Arctic Record ID: NGA066


This dataset includes soil water characteristic curves for soil and permafrost in two representative frozen cores collected from a high-center polygon (HCP) and a low-center polygon (LCP) from the Barrow Environmental Observatory. Data include soil water content and soil water potential measured using the simple evaporation method for hydrological and biogeochemical simulations and experimental data analysis. Dataset DOI: 10.5440/1299259; Data can be used to generate a soil moisture characteristic curve, which can be fit to a variety of hydrological functions to infer critical parameters for soil physics. Considering the measured the soil water properties, the van Genuchten model predicted well the HCP, in contrast, the Kosugi model well fitted LCP which had more saturated condition. Dataset DOI: 10.5440/1299259;

Dataset Citation

Ji-Won Moon, David Graham. 2017. Soil Water Characteristics of Cores from Low- and High-Centered Polygons, Barrow, Alaska, 2012. Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic Data Collection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Dataset accessed on [insert_date] at


20120413 - 20120413

Geographic Location:

NGEE Arctic Barrow Study Site

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Place Keywords:

Area B; Barrow, Alaska; Utqiagvik, Alaska; Area A

Subject Keywords:

Tensiometer and mass measurements, Pressure and mass, Soil water potential, Field moisture, Soil water characteristic curves,
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