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SWRC Bulletin (Early 2006)
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The SWRC Quarterly

Sound Science for Watershed Decisions

Early 2006

http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/

 

Latest Science Results (not yet published)

(click on title for more information)

 

Monitoring coarse sediment particle displacement using a radio frequency identification system

 

A GIS framework for surface-layer soil moisture estimation combining satellite measurements and land surface modeling with soil physical property estimation

 

Mapping surface roughness and soil moisture using multi-angle radar imagery without ancillary data

 

Monitoring  headcut migration over four decades on a rangeland area in the southwestern United States

 

Sediment Yield From Small Semiarid Watersheds

 

The sensitivity of ecosystem carbon exchange to seasonal precipitation and woody plant communities

 

A downscaling method for distributing surface soil moisture within a microwave pixel: Application to Monsoon’90

 

Relationships between land-use DOM, and inorganic nitrogen concentrations in a semi-arid catchment.

 

Chapter 9:  Integrating Science and Policy for Water Management

 

Hydrologic requirements of and evapotranspiration by riparian vegetation along the San Pedro River, Arizona

 

Changes in vegetation condition and surface fluxes during NAME 2004

 

Riparian vegetation classification from airborne laser scanning data with an emphasis on cottonwood trees

 

Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool (Agwa): Uncertainty Analysis of Common Input Data

 

Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA): A GIS-based Hydrologic Modeling Tool for Watershed Management and Landscape Assessment

 

KINEROS2 – New features and capabilities

 

Toward an automated tool for channel-network characterization, modeling, and assessment

 

Integrating hydrologic models and spatial data in a distributed internet application

 

KINEROS2 and the AGWA modeling framework

 

Discussant comments on upscaling of soil processes to a regional level

 

Hydrologic modeling uncertainty resulting from land cover misclassification

 

Planning for increasing irrigation efficiency in Mexico

 

Solving multiobjective problems in the irrigation districts of Mexico

 

Planeacion multiobjetivo en los distritos de riego en Mexico

 

A method for estimating spatial distribution of forage residue and livestock grazing

Papers Published This Quarter:

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Semmens, D., Goodrich, D.C., Unkrich, C.L., Smith, R.E., Woolhiser, D.A., Miller, S.N. 2005. KINEROS2 and the AGWA modeling framework. Chapter 6 in The GWADI International Modeling Worshop, UNESCO on-line publication, 30 p., http://gwadi.org/shortcourses/chapters/Semmens_L6.pdf

 

Semmens, D.J., Goodrich, D.C. 2005. Planning change: Case studies illustrating the benefits of GIS and Land-Use data in environmental planning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrological Perspectives for Sustainable Development, Feb. 23-25, 2005, Roorkee, India, p. 346-354.

 

Gonzalez-Dugo, M.P., Moran, M.S., Mateos, L., Bryant, R. 2005. Canopy temperature variability as an indicator of crop water stress severity. J. Irrig. Sci.

 

Our full publication list is available at
http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/unit/Publications/search.html . 

 

Future Science Events:
Several workshops and meetings are coming up, as well as a very special presentation by SWRC Retired Scientist Ken Renard at the ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. (click here for more information)

 

Rainfall Report:

 

 

WGEW and SRER data can be downloaded from the web site at http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/dap   

 

Geographic locations of the three precipitation records can be found at http://www.ars.usda.gov/sp2UserFiles/Place/53424500/images/sw_az3.jpg

 

Awards:

Check out the awards for ARS Tucson Scientist Russ Scott and SWRC Liaison Committee member Ruth Evelyn Cowan. (click here for more information)

 

Staff News:
Meet our new Research Leader, Dr. Mark Nearing (click here). Tucson ARS Scientist Dean Martens, known for his intense scientific curiosity and wonderful sense of humor, passed away last November after a brief battle with cancer (click here).
(Click here for additional staff news).
 

 

SWRC Quarterly:

Contact the SWRC Research Leader, Dr. Mark Nearing at 670-6380 x152 or mnearing@tucson.ars.ag.gov.  Mailing address is USDA ARS SWRC, 2000 E. Allen Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719 and web address is http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/ .  The SWRC Quarterly is on—line at  http://ars.usda.gov/News/News.htm?modecode=53-42-45-00. 

 

SWRC Mission:

The Southwest Watershed Research Center conducts long-term research of soil, water and climate processes to better understand interactions with plants, animals and humans as a basis for management of semiarid watersheds.  SWRC develops new technologies for land managers, including remote sensing, computer-aided decision tools, and ecosystem models. 

 

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