Input and predictions from a suspended-sediment SPARROW model CBSS_V2 in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
These data represent input and estimates from a medium-resolution (1:100,000 scale) NHDPlus SPAtially Referenced Regression on Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model for the Chesapeake Bay watershed (CBSS_v2). The model spatially correlates long-term mean annual suspended-sediment flux in 113 non-tidal streams to likely upland and stream-corridor sources, landscape factors affecting upland sediment transport and delivery to stream corridors, and fluvial and reservoir retention representing the early 2000 time period. The item COMID is a common related field between the data file and the spatial component (catchments) in NHDPlus version 1.0.
Inputs and Selected Predictions of the CBTN_v5 and CBTP_v5 SPARROW Models for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
The CBTN_v5 and CBTP_v5 SPARROW models were developed to support inferences about causes of observed changes in nitrogen and phosphorus (respectively) fluxes in Chesapeake Bay tributaries between 1992 and 2012. Model inputs and outputs are included in three files, which are described below. Detailed documentation of the SPARROW modeling technique is available at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/tm6B3.
SPARROW model input datasets and predictions of nitrogen loads in streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed
This data release contains mean-annual total nitrogen (TN) loads predicted by a SPARROW model for individual stream and shoreline reaches in the Chesapeake watershed as defined by NHDPlus, a 1:100,000 scale representation of stream hydrography built upon the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) (Horizon Systems, 2010). Also included are the input variables required to execute the model, including landscape characteristics, nutrient inputs to land, and calibration data from water quality monitoring stations. Further details on model construction and results are described in Ator (2011, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20115167).