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Research Project: Climate Variability and Change in Central Oklahoma

Location: Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research

Project Number: 3070-11130-006-05-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2020

Objective:
To quantify interactive effects of climate variability, and land management 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 Division of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University in conjunction with the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences 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.