Groundwater table and soil-hydrological properties datasets of Indonesian peatlands

This article describes daily groundwater depth data of peatlands in Indonesia. The data were recorded from eight in-situ stations spread over two peatland regions in Indonesia, namely Batanghari and Kubu Raya in Sumatra and Kalimantan. This article also presents experimental data describing soil water retention in the region. Water retention of peats determines the groundwater table's contribution to rewetting the soil surface. The datasets represent peatlands utilized for agriculture. Furthermore, the groundwater table of peatlands is a key variable controlling peat fire vulnerability, as described in the research article entitled ‘An improved drought-fire assessment for managing fire risks in tropical peatlands’ Taufik et al. (2022) and assessing the success of peat restoration projects. The groundwater datasets can be used as a benchmark for studies on modeling of hydrology and peat fire mitigation action.
  • Authors: Taufik, M., Tw, M., Awaluddin, Mukharomah, A.K., Minasny, B.
  • Author Affiliation: IPB University, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, National Research and Innovation Agency, Peatland Restoration Agency
  • Subjects: groundwater, water table, peatlands, soil water, peat soils, hydrology, soil properties
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • Source: Data in Brief 41: 107903
  • Year: 2022
  • DOI:
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