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Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database

(2018) EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA. 10(3). p.1237-1263
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In this paper, we present and analyze a novel global database of soil infiltration measurements, the Soil Water Infiltration Global (SWIG) database. In total, 5023 infiltration curves were collected across all continents in the SWIG database. These data were either provided and quality checked by the scientists who performed the experiments or they were digitized from published articles. Data from 54 different countries were included in the database with major contributions from Iran, China, and the USA. In addition to its extensive geographical coverage, the collected infiltration curves cover research from 1976 to late 2017. Basic information on measurement location and method, soil properties, and land use was gathered along with the infiltration data, making the database valuable for the development of pedotransfer functions (PTFs) for estimating soil hydraulic properties, for the evaluation of infiltration measurement methods, and for developing and validating infiltration models. Soil textural information (clay, silt, and sand content) is available for 3842 out of 5023 infiltration measurements (similar to 76%) covering nearly all soil USDA textural classes except for the sandy clay and silt classes. Information on land use is available for 76% of the experimental sites with agricultural land use as the dominant type (similar to 40%). We are convinced that the SWIG database will allow for a better parameterization of the infiltration process in land surface models and for testing infiltration models. All collected data and related soil characteristics are provided online in *.xlsx and *.csv formats for reference, and we add a disclaimer that the database is for public domain use only and can be copied freely by referencing it. Supplementary data are available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.885492 (Rahmati et al., 2018). Data quality assessment is strongly advised prior to any use of this database. Finally, we would like to encourage scientists to extend and update the SWIG database by uploading new data to it.
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SATURATED HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, IN-SITU, PEDOTRANSFER FUNCTIONS, SANDY SOIL, INFILTROMETER MEASUREMENTS, HYDROPHYSICAL PARAMETERS, ELECTRICAL-CONDUCTIVITY, TENSION INFILTROMETER, RING INFILTROMETERS, PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES

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Rahmati, Mehdi, Lutz Weihermüller, Jan Vanderborght, Yakov A. Pachepsky, Lili Mao, Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi, Niloofar Moosavi, et al. 2018. “Development and Analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global Database.” Earth System Science Data 10 (3): 1237–1263.
APA
Rahmati, M., Weihermüller, L., Vanderborght, J., Pachepsky, Y. A., Mao, L., Sadeghi, S. H., Moosavi, N., et al. (2018). Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database. EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA, 10(3), 1237–1263.
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Rahmati M, Weihermüller L, Vanderborght J, Pachepsky YA, Mao L, Sadeghi SH, et al. Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database. EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA. 2018;10(3):1237–63.
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Rahmati, Mehdi, Lutz Weihermüller, Jan Vanderborght, et al. “Development and Analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global Database.” EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA 10.3 (2018): 1237–1263. Print.
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  issn         = {1866-3508},
  journal      = {EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {1237--1263},
  title        = {Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1237-2018},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2018},
}

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