| Campbell Tract REMOTE Data Sites
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|Campbell Tract Site Description
The Campbell Tract is a field research facility operated by the UC Davis Department
of Land, Air, and Water Resources. The facility is equipped with a wide range of
instruments and have been responsible for major scientific advances over its history.
One unique aspect of Campbell Tract is the knowledge of precise field conditions known
over a long period of time. This consistency makes for an ideal backdrop to all kinds of
environmental and agricultural research. From weather to crops and soil, the 72-acre site
west of Highway 113 has yielded a steady stream of valuable data for faculty and graduate
school researchers through the years. Campbell Tract has all the right elements for
agricultural research -- a flat, homogenous field with a strong wind, blowing from a
Campbell Tract REMOTE Goal
In the fields researchers explore the role of wind, temperature and humidity and their
relationship to water and crop growing. Modeling these chaotic conditions is nearly
impossible but ultimately necessary, and Campbell Tract is designed to do just that.
Perhaps the most famous research facility at Campbell Tract is an underground lab.
Tucked underneath the field, the two lysimeters are virtually impossible to see from a
distance. Small red flags dot the ground above the lysimeters. Down below, scientists
eye the crop growth above as computers whir in the background. For more than 40 years,
UC Davis's lysimeters have been collecting wind pattern and evaporation data on crops.
At one point, Campbell Tract was home to the largest lysimeter in the world. Along with
major scholarly research efforts, Campbell Tract is used for teaching classes, short-term
student projects, thesis research, and training visiting international scholars. It
provides researching and teaching facilities that complement the academic efforts of the
|Campbell Tract Weather Conditions
UCD/NOAA Climate Station
|Campbell Tract Related Links
UC Davis Dateline - "Underground lab eyes crops above"
UC Davis Dateline - "That delta breeze"
UC Davis Dateline - "Working on dry equations"
Campbell Tract Site Contact Info
106 WS&E Fld Lab
Phone: (530) 304-5001
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