In-situ soil moisture measurements Napf-region

In the context of landslide early warning research, soil moisture (e.g. volumetric soil water content and soil water potential) has been measured at six locations in the Napf-region (Emmental, central Switzerland) since April 2019. Here, we provide the hourly mean values of all sensors from all 6 locations after a comprehensive data control, filtering and aggregation (from 10-min to 1-hour values). A sub-set of these data (for the locations Wasen i.E.) has previously been published in at applying the same data post-processing method. The dataset is complemented with meteorological data (locally measured air temperature and precipitation) as well as soil temperature. A detailed description of the sites and measurement installations can be found in a separate report (attached with the data).

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (link) (Grant/Award: 175785)
  • Federal Office for the Environment FOEN/BAFU (link) (Grant/Award: 00.5162.PZ/EED04BABB)

Related Datasets

Wicki, Adrian; Lehmann, Peter; Hauck, Christian; Stähli, Manfred (2023). Napf soil wetness monitoring data. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.369.

Related Publications

  • Wicki A., Lehmann P., Hauck C., Stähli M. (2023) Impact of topography on in situ soil wetness measurements for regional landslide early warning - a case study from the Swiss Alpine Foreland Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 23(3), 1059-1077.
  • Wicki A., Hauck C. (2022) Monitoring critically saturated conditions for shallow landslide occurrence using electrical resistivity tomography Vadose Zone J. 21(4), e20204 (23 pp.).
  • Stähli M., Halter T., Walter F., Wicki A., Lehmann P. (2023) A pilot study in the Napf-Region (Central Switzerland) for an upcoming national landslide early warning system In V. Capobianco, L. Rødvand, F. Nadim, H. Heyerdahl, & S. Lacasse (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd JTC1 workshop. Impact of global changes on landslide hazard and risk. Oslo: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). 121-124.


Wicki, Adrian; Halter, Tobias; Stähli, Manfred (2024). In-situ soil moisture measurements Napf-region. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.395.

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Field Values
DOI 10.16904/envidat.395
Publication State Published
  • Email: adrian.wickifoo(at) ORCID: 0000-0003-0469-5105 Given Name: Adrian Family Name: Wicki Affiliation: WSL DataCRediT: Collection, Curation, Software, Publication
  • Email: tobias.halterfoo(at) Given Name: Tobias Family Name: Halter Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL DataCRediT: Validation, Publication
  • Email: manfred.staehlifoo(at) ORCID: 0000-0003-0855-5994 Given Name: Manfred Family Name: Stähli Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL DataCRediT: Supervision
Contact Person Given Name: Manfred Family Name: Stähli Email: manfred.staehlifoo(at)
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2024
  • Type: Collected Date: 2019-04-04 End Date: 2023-12-31
Version 1.0
Type dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated February 28, 2024, 11:15 (UTC)
Created April 19, 2023, 13:19 (UTC)