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Evapotranspiration, Groundwater, and Unsaturated-Zone Data, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada, 2011-13


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Moreo, M.T., Andraski, B.J., and Garcia, C.A., 2017, Evapotranspiration, groundwater, and unsaturated-zone data, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada, 2011-13: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This USGS Data Release supports USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR) 2017-5079. Following is the abstract from SIR 2017-5079: This report documents methodology and results of a study to evaluate groundwater discharge by evapotranspiration (GWET) in sparsely vegetated areas of Amargosa Desert and improve understanding of hydrologic-continuum processes controlling groundwater discharge. Evapotranspiration and GWET rates were computed and characterized at three sites over 2 years using a combination of micrometeorological, unsaturated zone, and stable-isotope measurements. One site (Amargosa Flat Shallow [AFS]) was in a sparse and isolated area of saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) where the depth to groundwater was 3.8 meters (m). [...]


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Michael T. Moreo
Originator :
Michael T. Moreo, Brian J. Andraski, C. Amanda Garcia
Metadata Contact :
Michael T. Moreo
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Nevada Water Science Center

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7R49NZN

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