pySnobal

Spatial Modeling for Resources Framework (SMRF) was developed at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Boise, ID, and was designed to increase the flexibility of taking measured weather data and distributing the point measurements across a watershed.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Automated Water Supply Model (AWSM)

Automated Water Supply Model (AWSM) was developed at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Boise, ID, to streamline the workflow used to forecast the water supply of multiple water basins.

Spatial Modeling for Resources Framework (SMRF)

Spatial Modeling for Resources Framework (SMRF) was developed at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Boise, ID, and was designed to increase the flexibility of taking measured weather data and distributing the point measurements across a watershed.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Compilation of climate data from heterogeneous networks across the Hawaiian Islands

This paper provides: (1) a summary of the available climate data in Hawai‘i including a detailed description of the various meteorological observation networks and data accessibility, and (2) a quality-controlled meteorological dataset across the Hawaiian Islands for the 25-year period 1990-2014. The dataset draws on observations from 471 climate stations and includes rainfall, maximum and minimum surface air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, downward shortwave and longwave radiation data.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Santa Fe National Forest GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Data

The Santa Fe National Forest GIS data available for download includes Santa Fe National Forest Geospatial (GIS) Datasets, Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) Travel Aids - digital maps and data of the SFNF to upload to GPS units or Smart Phones, 7.5 Minute Topographic Maps (PDF and GeoTIFF) - US Forest Service topo maps only, USFS Geospatial Clearinghouse - includes GIS data of vegetation treatments, administrative boundaries, inventoried roadless areas, FSTopo datasets, USGS Map Locator and Downloader - download current and historic topo maps, Hardcopy Maps with information on how to purchase hard copy visitor, wilderness, or topographic maps.

Maps and Multimedia

National Water and Climate Center Interactive Map

The NRCS National Water and Climate Center's Interactive Map displays both current and historic hydrometeorological data in an easy-to-use, visual interface. The information on the map comes from many sources. Natural Resources Conservation Service snowpack and precipitation data are derived from manually-collected snow courses and…

Agroecosystems & Environment

Report Generator 2.0

The NRCS National Water and Climate Center Report Generator web-based application uses long-term snowpack, precipitation, reservoir, streamflow, and soils data from a variety of quality-controlled sources to create reports. Users can choose from predefined templates or build custom reports. Data from tabular reports may be…

Agroecosystems & Environment

iSnobal

iSnobal is a physically-based distributed snowmelt model. A coupled energy and mass-balance model iSnobal is used to simulate the development and melting of the seasonal snowcover.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Low-Disturbance Manure Incorporation

The LDMI experiment (Low-Disturbance Manure Incorporation) was designed to evaluate nutrient losses with conventional and improved liquid dairy manure management practices in a corn silage (Zea mays) / rye cover-crop (Secale cereale) system. The improved manure management treatments were designed to incorporate manure while maintaining crop residue for erosion control. Field observations included greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from soil, soil nutrient concentrations, crop growth and harvest biomass and nutrient content, as well as monitoring of soil physical and chemical properties. Observations from LDMI have been used for parameterization and validation of computer simulation models of GHG emissions from dairy farms (Gaillard et al., submitted). The LDMI experiment was performed as part of the Dairy CAP.

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Manure application methods for alfalfa-grass

The MAMA experiment (Manure Application Methods for Alfalfa-Grass), from the USDA-ARS research station in Marshfield, WI was designed to evaluate nutrient and pathogen losses with conventional and improved liquid dairy manure management practices for alfalfa-grass production. Observations from MAMA have also been used for parameterization and validation of computer simulation models of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from dairy farms.

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