1Northwest Watershed Research Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, 800 Park Blvd, Suite 105, Boise, ID 83712, USA
2Range and Meadow Forage Management Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, 67826-A, Highway 205, Burns, OR 97720, USA
Received: 22 Aug 2016 – Discussion started: 14 Sep 2016
Abstract. Meteorological, snow, streamflow, topographic, and vegetation height data are presented from the South Mountain experimental catchments. This study site was established in 2007 as a collaborative, long-term research laboratory to address the impacts of western juniper encroachment and woodland treatments in the interior Great Basin region of the western USA. The data provide detailed information on the weather and hydrologic response from four highly instrumented catchments in the late stages of woodland encroachment in a sagebrush steppe landscape. Hourly data from six meteorologic stations and four weirs have been carefully processed, quality-checked, and are serially complete. These data are ideal for hydrologic, ecosystem, and biogeochemical modeling. Data presented are publicly available from the USDA National Agricultural Library administered by the Agricultural Research Service (https://data.nal.usda.gov/dataset/data-weather-snow-and-streamflow-data-four-western-juniper-dominated-experimental-catchments, doi:10.15482/USDA.ADC/1254010).
Revised: 10 Nov 2016 – Accepted: 06 Dec 2016 – Published: 14 Feb 2017
Kormos, P. R., Marks, D. G., Pierson, F. B., Williams, C. J., Hardegree, S. P., Boehm, A. R., Havens, S. C., Hedrick, A., Cram, Z. K., and Svejcar, T. J.: Meteorological, snow, streamflow, topographic, and vegetation height data from four western juniper-dominated experimental catchments in southwestern Idaho, USA, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 91-98, doi:10.5194/essd-9-91-2017, 2017.