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Ag Data Commons Maintenance - Thursday 04/15/2021

The Ag Data Commons technical team needs to apply security updates to the system. This maintenance will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2021, between 7:00 am ET and 10:00 am ET. The website and application may experience brief, intermittent outages during this period. Avoid adding or editing datasets during this period to prevent losing information. This notice will be removed once maintenance is complete.

Nitrogen Decision Aid

    The Nitrogen Decision Aid is a computerized program that predicts the amount of N mineralized from planting to side-dress or 5-leaf growth-stage. By applying just enough N-fertilizer to reach the critical soil nitrate concentration it is possible reduce this waste. This model is designed for Northern climates that will have some frost in the soil during the winter.

    The Ogallala Agro-Climate Tool

      The Ogallala Agro-Climate Tool is a Visual Basic application that estimates irrigation demand and crop water use over the Ogallala Aquifer region.

      Cotton Irrigation Tool

        A Web Application for Estimating Irrigated and Dryland Cotton Profitability using Modeled Yield Data.

        SPUR2

          SPUR2 DOS ver. 2.2 is a general grassland ecosystem simulation model designed to determine beef cattle performance and production by simultaneously simulating production of up to 15 plant species on 36 heterogeneous grassland sites. SPUR2 simulates grassland hydrology, nitrogen cycling, and soil organic matter on grazed ecosystems as well as rangeland production under different climatic regimes, environmental conditions, and management alternatives.

          Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring: Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model

            The Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model was originally developed from weather station information across the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest. Multiple regression was used to predict mean annual air temperatures from elevation, latitude, and longitude with good success R^2 ~ 0.89). The model was developed as an alternative to PRISM data interpolations based on spline surface smoothing and should more accurately represent thermal conditions in stream valleys.

            Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring: Multiple Regression Stream Temperature Model

              This simple Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring approach uses thermograph data and geomorphic predictor variables from GIS software and digital elevation models (DEM). Multiple regression models are used to predict stream temperature metrics throughout a stream network with moderate accuracy (R^2 ~ 0.65). The models can provide basic descriptions of spatial patterns in stream temperatures, suitable habitat distributions for aquatic species, or be used to assess temporal trends related to climate or management activities if multiple years of temperature data are available.

              NorWeST Stream Temperature Regional Database and Model

                The NorWeST webpage hosts stream temperature data and climate scenarios in a variety of user-friendly digital formats for streams and rivers across the western U.S. Temperature data and model outputs, registered to NHDPlus stream lines, are posted to the website after QA/QC procedures and development of the final temperature model within a river basin.

                The Range-Wide Bull Trout eDNA Project - USFS RMRS

                  The bull trout (*Salvelinus confluentus*) eDNA survey results Online Map allows users to view the survey results in an interactive map by coupling 1) predictions from the range-wide, spatially precise Climate Shield model on the location of natal habitats of bull trout with 2) a sampling template for every 8-digit hydrologic unit in the historical range of bull trout, based on the probability of detecting bull trout presence using environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling. The map provides the ability to zoom in and look at an area of interest, as well as to create queries or select an area to download points as a shapefile.