Experiments (sites) where the impact of management on water balance, hydrology and water quality have been carried out across Australia are described at a range of detail, depending on data availability

To date ( July 2014) ~150 studies have been brought together. The focus is on paddock or single management unit scale studies that aim to quantify links between land use, management, soil conditions and water quality.

Study sites are described using a hierarchical structure (5 levels).

  • Level 1,  General description of experiment/monitoring activities and a summary of the key findings;
  • Level 2,  Detailed experimental conditions (what might be found in a journal paper);
  • Level 3,  Dynamic site descriptions and observations (the data);
  • Level 4,  Key table and figures extracted from available publications; and
  • Level 5,  Derived model parameters and parameter sets.

Data sets and parameter files have been prepared for the Howleaky? model. Input parameters are common to a wide range of hydrologic and cropping system models.

Observed data are reference points or "points of truth" for use in models.

Observed data and parameter files are provided for 14 studies (as of 1/08/2014). These studies are collected together under the "Supersites" link.

This project is supported by:

caring for our country group GRDC