Submitted to: Water Resources Research
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/20/2001
Publication Date: 11/20/2001
Citation: Seyfried, M., Harris, R., Marks, D., and Jacob, B., Geographic database, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho, United States. Water Resources Research 2001, v.37, no. 11, p. 2825-2829. Interpretive Summary: In this manuscript we have described two kinds of information related to the general scientific data collection at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed. In the first case we have described information that is often portrayed in maps, such as topography and vegetation of the watershed. This is critical for expanding knowledge gained at specific experimental sites to the larger watershed where most management is performed. In the second case we provide coordinates and elevations of the monitoring sites in the watershed. This is necessary for understanding the results of monitoring and experiments in the context of the larger watershed. Both kinds of information are available in an electronic format for the public to allow for a wide variety of applications.
Technical Abstract: The Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) exhibits spatial variability typical of the intermountain region. We provide a geographic database for two purposes: (i) to provide continuous spatial coverage of landscape properties that may be useful for distributed hydrological modeling or other kinds of spatial analyses, and (ii) to provide a spatial context for point measurements that have been part of the long term monitoring described in companion papers. All data are available as separate Geographical Information System (GIS) layers or coverages which can be selected independently according need. The base map for all the coverages is a 30 m digital elevation model (DEM). Data are available in either vector and raster format where appropriate.