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Soil Climate Analysis Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data from all SCAN stations are online. If a special report is needed contact garry.schaefer@por.usda.gov to make the request for data.
Surface In-Situ Networks
SCAN is designed to be a comprehensive, nationwide soil moisture and climate information system. As of September 2009, there are 155 stations in 40 states. All stations have soil characterization information available on the web.
CONTACT
Garry Schaefer
USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service
14th and Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250
(503) 414-3068
garry.schaefer@por.usda.gov
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/contact/directory/
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNAT SCAN
CollectiveMesoWest/MADIS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeClimate monitoring
LocationUSA
Number of Stations~155+
Map of Stationshttp://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/scan/
Categorysoil, meteorology, radiation, snow, hydrology
Parameters (Most)precipitation, air temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, 2, 4, 8, 20 , and 40 inch depth soil moisture and soil temperature measurements
Paramters (Limited)multiple soil moisture/temperature stacks, Net Radiometer, 10 M wind speed/direction, snow depth, snow water content
Archivehttp://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/scan/
Period of Record1994-present
Temporal Resolution60 minute
Data SeasonOn the hour
Data Availability~15 minutes
Other PurposesSoil Moisture and Soil Temperature monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Schaefer, G., Cosh, M. H., and Jackson, T. J., The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN). Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
REMARKS
SCAN is designed to be a cooperative program and NRCS is looking at ways to fund the operation and maintenance of the network. NRCS has submitted a 2011 Budget Initative to USDA.
UPDATED ON
17 Sep 2009 12:00