SW - Soil Water

Form: SWC - Sample definition and dry soil bulk density

Active since: 1995 Last change: 2016

!Sequence; country; plot; date_sampling; PFH_pit; horizon; SW_pit; depth_layer; ring_depth_upper; ring_depth_lower; replicate; bulk_density; date_analysis; other_observations

POSITION FIELD DESCRIPTION
1 Sequence

Description: Continuous number to identify the line of the submitted file
Format: I
2 country
M

DB Column: code_country
Description: ID of the country
Format: I
Dictionary: d_country
3 plot
M

DB Column: code_plot
Description: Observation plot number
Remarks: A unique number (per country) given to the permanent plot during the selection or installation
Format: I
4 date_sampling (DDMMYY)
M K

Description: Sampling date
Remarks: E.g. '9th October 2012' = '091012'
Format: Date
5 PFH_pit

DB Column: pfh_id
Description: PFH pit ID
Remarks: Maximum 4 characters, same as in BioSoil
Format: C
6 horizon

DB Column: horizon_number
Description: Horizon number
Format: I
7 SW_pit
M K

DB Column: sw_id
Description: ID of soil water pit
Format: C
Explanatory Item: 175
8 depth_layer
M K

DB Column: code_depth_layer
Description: Code depth layer
Format: C
9 ring_depth_upper (cm)
M

Description: Sample ring depth (upper side of ring)
Remarks: In cm below the top of the mineral soil, negative values for sampling rings taken in organic layer.
Format: I
10 ring_depth_lower (cm)
M

Description: Sample ring depth (lower side of ring)
Remarks: In cm below the top of the mineral soil, negative values for sampling rings taken in organic layer.
Format: I
11 replicate
M K

Remarks: In case multiple samples are taken in one SW pit: '1, 2, 3'
Format: I
12 bulk_density (kg/m³)

Description: Dry soil bulk density of the fine earth
Format: F
13 date_analysis (DDMMYY)

DB Column: date_labor_analyses
Description: Date laboratory analysis
Remarks: E.g. '9th October 2012' = '091012'
Format: Date
14 other_observations (FREE TEXT)

DB Column: other_obs
Description: Supplementary comments
Format: C