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Dataset Papers in Geosciences
Volume 2013, Article ID 297973, 6 pages
Dataset Paper

A 10-Year Dataset of Basic Meteorology and Soil Properties in Central Sudan

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Received 21 August 2012; Accepted 23 September 2012

Academic Editors: S. L. Forman, K. Wang, and Q. Zhuang

Copyright © 2013 Jonas Ardö. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Meteorological data and soil data have been collected at a site in the central Sudan from 2002 to 2012. The site is a sparse savanna in the semiarid region of Sudan. In addition to basic meteorological variables, soil properties (temperature, water content, and heat flux) and radiation (global radiation, net radiation, and photosynthetic active radiation) were measured. The dataset has a temporal resolution of 30 minutes and provides general data for calibration and validation of ecosystem models and remote-sensing-based assessments, and it is relevant for studies of ecosystem properties and processes.