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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ARS MICRONET

Location: Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit

Project Number: 6218-11130-005-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2008
End Date: Jul 31, 2013

Objective:
To quantify interactive effects of climate variability and land management on water availability and quality.

Approach:
The ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory and Oklahoma State University are engaged in the measurement and analysis of weather, climate, and soil data. The Oklahoma Mesonet is a joint effort of the Divison of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University in conjunction with the College of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma for the purpose of maintaining a statewide network of automatic weather stations. As part of the collaborative effort, the Oklahoma Mesonet will operate and maintain 35 instrumented weather stations on the Little Washita River and Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watersheds (the ARS Micronet), provide quality control/quality assurance of the data, maintain a data archive, and distribute data to users. Long term assessments of climate patterns and hydrologic responses will be communicated to a variety of end users through the Oklahoma Mesonet website.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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