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Data Extent

Semiarid grasslands and extreme precipitation events: Do experimental results scale to the landscape?

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This dataset contains growing season precipitation data collected from an extensive rain gauge network with thirty catch cans distributed on the USDA-Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) in Nunn, Colorado from 1982-2013. The CPER is a site in the USDA Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network. These data provide records of long-term observations, which can be applied to assess responses to naturally occurring deluges across the 62.7 km2 CPER in NE Colorado, a SGS ecosystem with significant spatial variation in precipitation received during the growing season, soils and grazing management, and where several small-scale deluge experiments have been conducted.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-104.78828434367 40.769862287053, -104.78828434367 40.89870286178, -104.62843325688 40.89870286178, -104.62843325688 40.769862287053))
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Central Plains Experimental Range is a ~6400 ha Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network site in northeast Colorado, USA (40˚50’N, 104˚43’W, 1645 m above sea level))
Temporal Coverage
May 1, 1983 to September 30, 2013
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Hoover, David
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service