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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate

Location: Watershed Management Research

Title: Soil, snow, weather, and sub-surface storage data from a mountain catchment in the rain-snow transition zone)

Author
item Kormos, Patrick
item Marks, Daniel - Danny
item Williams, Christopher - Jason
item Marshall, Hp
item Aishlin, Pam
item Chandler, Dave
item Mcnamara, J

Submitted to: Electronic Publication
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2014
Publication Date: 4/28/2014
Citation: Kormos, P., Marks, D.G., Williams, C.J., Marshall, H., Aishlin, P., Chandler, D., Mcnamara, J.P. 2014. Soil, snow, weather, and sub-surface storage data from a mountain catchment in the rain-snow transition zone. Electronic Publication. 6:165-173.

Interpretive Summary: A comprehensive hydroclimatic data set is presented for the 2011 water year to improve understanding of hydrologic processes in the rain-snow transition zone. The data include catchment soil depths and surface texture from 57 points are presented along with soil moisture, snow cover, meteorological forcing data and associated validation data from a 1.5 ha mountain catchment just above Boise, ID, USA. Though the presented data are for only a single water year, the consistent and coherent presentation of both above and below ground hydrologic conditions make it one of the most detailed and complete hydro-climatic datasets from the climatically sensitive rain-snow transition zone. Publication of these data will significantly benefit hydrological science and research.

Technical Abstract: A comprehensive hydroclimatic data set is presented for the 2011 water year to improve understanding of hydrologic processes in the rain-snow transition zone. Catchment soil depths and surface texture from 57 points are presented along with soil moisture, snow cover, weather data, and associated hydrologic response data from a 1.5 ha mountain catchment just above Boise, ID, USA. This data set presents both above and below ground hydrologic conditions valuable for a wide range of modeling and descriptive studies.

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