2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Conduct, evaluate, and implement research and technology related to management and conservation of air and water resources, collect meterological and snowpack data, and make water supply forecasts in western river basins.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
NRCS and ARS will jointly prepare an annual work plan listing research activities to be carried out that year. Documents MOU with NRCS. Formerly 5362-13610-008-12M (05/12).
This cooperative project was established to jointly conduct, evaluate, and implement research and technology related to management and conservation of air and water resources. No funding was available for joint research during FY2013 due to budget sequestration. Interactions between the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Northwest Watershed Research Center were very limited this year. In spite of no funding a book chapter was submitted to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and has been accepted for publication. Also a joint presentation was presented at the Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly (DACA)-13 symposium in Davos, Switzerland in July 2013. This agreement was established in support of objective 3 of the in-house project, the goal being to expand integrated snow hydrology modeling to larger scales, coupling to belowground processes, including wind effects on precipitation input, and helping to incorporate snow-related processes into ARS watershed and management simulation models (e.g., SWAT, AnnAgNPS, KINEROS, AgES, AGWA, RHEM, ISNOBAL, PIHM, etc).