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Daily Climate and Soil Moisture Data for the Southern Colorado Plateau Network Parks, 1980 - 2018

Daily climate, water balance, and soil moisture data for 300 plots in the National Park Service (NPS) Southern Colorado Plateau Network (SCPN) Inventory & Monitoring (I & M) network

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1980
End Date
2018

Citation

Andrews, C.A., Bradford, J.B., Swan, M.C., and Norris, J.R., 2020, Daily Climate and Soil Moisture Data for the Southern Colorado Plateau Network Parks, 1980 - 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9WQTBP0.

Summary

These data are daily climate, water balance, and soil moisture data for 300 plots in the National Park Service (NPS) Southern Colorado Plateau Network (SCPN) Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) network. Climate data was collected from a gridded, daily climate dataset, Daymet (https://daymet.ornl.gov/). Climate, alongside field-collected soils (SoilDepthsByPlot.csv) and vegetation information, were then used to drive a point based, daily, multi soil-layer, ecosystem water-balance model, SOILWAT2 (https://github.com/DrylandEcology/SOILWAT2). SCPN plots were established to capture the range of ecosystem conditions present in this network. Plant communities of the SCPN are a vital sign for this region, enhancing habitat, stabilizing soils, and [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
John B Bradford
Originator :
Caitlin M Andrews, John B Bradford, Megan C Swan, Jodi R Norris
Metadata Contact :
Caitlin M Andrews
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to a provide a long-term, daily record of climate, water-balance, and soil-moisture for National Park Service, Southern Colorado Plateau Network Inventory & Monitoring plots. The soils dataset (SoilDepthsByPlot.csv) is included as a record of our soils processing for inclusion in the SOILWAT2 model. These data were created to in order to provide information for further analysis of plot or park level, plant and ecosystem, processes.

Rights

The author(s) of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9WQTBP0

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