Project Number: 6218-11130-005-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2008
End Date: Jul 31, 2013
To quantify interactive effects of climate variability and land management on water availability and quality.
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.