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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Thirty-Five Years of Research Data Collection at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho, United States

Authors
item Slaughter, Charles - RETIRED ARS
item Marks, Daniel
item Flerchinger, Gerald
item Van Vactor, Steven
item Burgess, Michael

Submitted to: Water Resources Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 20, 2001
Publication Date: November 20, 2001
Citation: Slaughter, Charles W., Marks, Danny, Flerchinger, Gerald N., Van Vactor, Steven S, and Burgess, Mike, Thirty-five years of research data collection at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho, United States. Water Resources Research 2001, v. 37, no. 11, p. 2819-2823.

Interpretive Summary: Comprehensive, long-term hydrologic data sets for watershed systems are valuable for hydrologic process research, for interdisciplinary ecosystem analysis, for model development, calibration and validation, and for assessment of change over time. The Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwestern Idaho, USA, was established in 1960 and provides a research facility and comprehensive long-term database for science. The 239km2 watershed is in high-relief rangelands in which seasonal snow is the primary source of water, and has high spatial and temporal diversity in local climate, annual and seasonal precipitation, streamflow, sediment yield, vegetation, and land use. Spatial data layers for terrain, soils, geology, vegetation, and basic site mapping features, and databases for fundamental hydrologic parameters of precipitation, snow, climate, soil micro-climate, and stream discharge and sediment concentration are now available, for water years 1962-1996, and are described in the following six data reports. These data are publically available and can be accessed on the USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center's anonymous FTP site ftp.nwrc.ars.usda.gov in the directory "publicdatabase".

Technical Abstract: Comprehensive, long-term hydrologic data sets for watershed systems are valuable for hydrologic process research, for interdisciplinary ecosystem analysis, for model development, calibration and validation, and for assessment of change over time. The Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwestern Idaho, USA, was established in 1960 and provides a research facility and comprehensive long-term database for science. The 239km2 watershed is in high-relief rangelands in which seasonal snow is the primary source of water, and has high spatial and temporal diversity in local climate, annual and seasonal precipitation, streamflow, sediment yield, vegetation, and land use. Spatial data layers for terrain, soils, geology, vegetation, and basic site mapping features, and databases for fundamental hydrologic parameters of precipitation, snow, climate, soil micro-climate, and stream discharge and sediment concentration are now available, for water years 1962-1996, and are described in the following six data reports. These data are publically available and can be accessed on the USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center's anonymous FTP site ftp.nwrc.ars.usda.gov in the directory "publicdatabase".

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