Multi-Scale Soil Sensor Network in Support of Groundwater Enhancement

Description or Abstract of the Project: 

This project draws from the "CENS Dairy Salinity Data" dataset and is part of the ongoing CENS investigation into reclaimed wastewater infiltration into shallow soils and groundwater recharge. This project includes work on two field sites: (1) A sandy dairy pasture irrigated with reclaimed manure wastewater (dairy site) (2) An infiltration pond receiving secondary effluent from the Fresno municipal wastewater treatment plant. The project seeks to characterize the surface land use and subsurface hydrology with respect to water infiltration and recharge rates, and water quality in terms of salinity and specific salts like nitrate and ammonium. The collected data and models derived from them facilitate a better understanding of the underlying processes and implications of these practices. The above information is from CENS report CONTAM 01.

Principal Investigator (Last Name, First Name): 
Harmon, Thomas
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Persons in Charge of Data Collection (Last Name, First Name): 
Barnes, Patrick; Butler, Christopher
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Data Registered by (Last Name, First Name): 
Mathieu, Camille
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Institution and Department: 
UCLA; UC Merced
UCLA CENS; UCM School of Engineering
Date of Collection : 
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 to Monday, December 21, 2009
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Keywords : 
Soil environment
Date of Registration: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014