Create a Daily Soil Data Summary
This tutorial describes how to create a daily soil data summary for a single station in Report Generator. The example will use a Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) station (Site 2015, Adams Ranch) to create a report which summarizes soil moisture and soil temperature at three depths for the last 30 days.
Step 1: Select station
The Adams Ranch station is now the selected station for the custom report.
Step 2: Select columns
The next step is to determine the data columns which will be part of the single station report. For this tutorial, we will add columns to display the previous 30 day's soil moisture percentage at three depths (2', 8", and 20") for the Adams Ranch station.
Step 3: Determine column order
The next step is to determine which columns will be included in the report. For this example, we'll be removing the data types associated with snow, precipitation, and air temperature (since they aren't germane to this report).
snow water equivalent
air temperature maximum
air temperature minimum
air temperature average
Soil moisture and soil temperature data at depths of -2", -8", and -20" will be reported on an hourly mean basis for the Adams Ranch SCAN station (2015).
Now that the data types are selected, it's time to determine the layout of the final report.
Step 4: Determine report layout
For this example, the initial report will be generated with a frequency of monthly and Standard (non-grouped) layout.
Frequency = Daily
Time Period = Last 30 Days and All Days
Layout = Standard - No Grouping
Units = English
Step 5: Generate the report
Now that the station has been identified, the data types and their order defined, and the look and feel of the final report determined, it's time to generate the report and analyze the results.
Note that mean hourly soil moisture and soil temperature data are displayed for three depths (-2", -8", and -20") for the last 30 days for the Adams Ranch station (2015).
Tip: To save the results of the report, select the Export icon (). Use the Layout, Units, and Time Period menus to change the output of the report.
This completes the Create a Daily Soil Data Summary tutorial. If you'd like to create your own summary report, click here to open Report Generator.