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Long Term Ecological Research (LTER), Jornada Basin Data Catalog

    This dataset links to the Jornada data homepage, which links to 153 individual datasets. Those datasets can then be searched based on Title, Keyword, or Investigator. The Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program (JRN LTER) has been investigating desertification processes since 1982.

    Antarctica Soil Climate Research Stations

      Nine long-term soil-climate stations in Antarctica were set up to study the effects of latitude, elevation, and soil age. Stations monitor soil temperature, soil water content, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, and wind (speed and direction). Stations: Bull Pass, Bull Pass East, Don Juan Pond, Granite Harbour, Marble Point, Minna Bluff, Mt. Fleming, Scott Base, Victoria Valley. Information and data presented for each station cover Personnel; Description of Station, Data, and Soils; Graphic Display of Data (HTML); Download Data (daily averages) by Year, (Excel).


        GOSSYM is a dynamic, process-level simulation model of cotton growth and yield. GOSSYM essentially is a materials balance model which keeps track of carbon and nitrogen in the plant and water and nitrogen in the soil root zone. GOSSYM predicts the response of the field crop to variations in the environment and to cultural inputs. Specifically, the model responds to weather inputs of daily total solar radiation, maximum and minimum air temperatures, daily total wind run, and rainfall and/or irrigation amount. The model also responds to cultural inputs such as preplant and withinseason applications of nitrogen fertilizer, row spacing and within row plant density as they affect total plant population, and cultivation practices.


          Root Zone Water Quality Model 2 (RZWQM2) is a whole-system model for studying crop production and environmental quality under current and changing climate conditions. It emphasizes the effects of agricultural management practices on physical, chemical and biological processes. RZWQM2 is a one-dimensional model with a pseudo 2-dimensional drainage flow. Crop simulation options include the generic plant growth model, DSSAT-CSM 4.0 and HERMES SUCROS models. It also can simulate surface energy balance with components from the SHAW model and water erosion from the GLEAMS model. An automated parameter estimation algorithm (PEST) was added to RZWQM2 for objective model calibration and uncertainty analysis.


            Cligen is a stochastic weather generator which produces daily estimates of precipitation, temperature, dewpoint, wind, and solar radiation for a single geographic point, using monthly parameters (means, SD's, skewness, etc.) derived from the historic measurements. Unlike other climate generators, it produces individual storm parameter estimates, including time to peak, peak intensity, and storm duration, which are required to run the WEPP and the WEPS soil erosion models.

            Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest (SAEF) Climate Data: 2000 - 2011

              The Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest (SAEF) is a research area focused on studying watershed management. The Experimental Forest lies roughly 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Globe, Arizona, and is located within the Tonto National Forest. Tabular climate data for the SAEF are presented, including monthly and daily measurements for precipitation, temperature, and wind, for the years 2000 through 2011.