Summer moisture pattern
Autumn moisture pattern
Spring moisture pattern

This data should be referred to as to Western and Grayson, 1998 (Water Resources Research, 34(10): pp2765-2768)

The Tarrawarra data set is a detailed set of hydrological data from a catchment experiment that aimed to investigate the spatial pattern of soil moisture at the small catchment scale. A variety of data was collected which we believe is (at least in 1997) unique in the high level of detail it provides and in the range of catchment conditions it covers. We are making this data set freely available for scientific and educational purposes. We ask that any users of the data should acknowledge the source of the data by referring to Western and Grayson, 1998 (Water Resources Research, 34(10): pp2765-2768). We have put a great deal of scientific effort and many (at least 1 person years worth) hours out in the field collecting this data and have made it available because we believe that the current lack of such detailed data is a significant impediment to the progress of hydrology. If you use this data, please drop us a line and let us know what you have done and what you have published. We would appreciate copies of any papers in which the data is used and are happy to discuss the possibility of collaborative analyses if you think an "on the ground" insight into the catchment's behaviour would be useful.

* The data itself 
* About the catchment 
* Pretty Pics! 
* Whats been written 
* Those who helped us out 

We have applied the Thales model to the Tarrawarra catchment.  This application is described in Western and Grayson (2000).  A movie (15MB) of the model results is available.

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