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

Location: Watershed Management Research

Title: Meteorological, snow, streamflow, topographic, and vegetation height data from four western juniper-dominated experimental catchments in southwestern Idaho, USA

Author
item Kormos, Patrick
item Marks, Danny - Danny
item Pierson, Fred
item Williams, Christopher - Jason
item Hardegree, Stuart
item Boehm, Alex
item Havens, Scott
item Hedrick, Andrew
item Svejcar, Anothony - Oregon State University

Submitted to: Earth System Science Data
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/14/2016
Publication Date: 2/14/2017
Citation: Kormos, P.R., Marks, D.G., Pierson, F.B., Williams, C.J., Hardegree, S.P., Boehm, A.R., Havens, S.C., Hedrick, A., Svejcar, A. 2017. Meteorological, snow, streamflow, topographic, and vegetation height data from four western juniper-dominated experimental catchments in southwestern Idaho, USA. Earth System Science Data. 9:91-98. doi:10.5194/essd-9-91-2017.

Interpretive Summary: Six years of hourly data from four small research catchments near the border of Southwestern Oregon and Idaho. Serially complete data from six met stations, four weirs (one for each research catchment), and two snow surveys per year, along with a lidar-derived 10 m digital elevation and vegetation models are presented. The data are available from a public ftp site at the National Agricultural Library.

Technical Abstract: Weather, snow, stream, topographic, and vegetation data are presented from the South Mountain Experimental Catchments. This study site was established in 2007 as a collaborative, long-term research laboratory to address the impacts of western juniper encroachment and treatments in the interior Great Basin region of the western USA. The data provide detailed information on the weather and hydrologic response for four highly instrumented catchments in the late stages of woodland encroachment. Hourly data from six weather stations and four weirs have been carefully processed and quality checked, are serially complete, and ideal for hydrologic, ecosystem, and biogeochemical modeling. Data presented are publicly available from the USDA Agricultural Library (http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1254010).