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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: LANDSCAPE-BASED CROP MANAGEMENT FOR FOOD, FEED, AND BIOENERGY

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: Long-term agro-ecosystem research in the Central Mississippi river basin, USA - Goodwater Creek experimental watershed weather data

Authors
item Sadler, Edward
item Sudduth, Kenneth
item Drummond, Scott
item Vories, Earl
item Guinan, Patrick -

Submitted to: Journal of Environmental Quality
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 22, 2014
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Knowledge of weather, particularly precipitation, is fundamental to interpreting watershed and hydrologic processes. The long-term weather record in the Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed, which is the core of the Central Mississippi River Basin (CMRB) node of the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network, complements other hydrologic and water quality data in the region. The objective of this paper are to describe the climatological context of the GCEW and CMRB settings, to document instrumentation, to describe the data collection and reduction process (including quality assurance measures), to provide examples of data obtained and descriptive statistics, and to document the availability of and access methods to obtain the data from the web-based database. The weather data benefits scientists researching hydrologic and other agricultural processes in watersheds, and it also watershed managers seeking to understand the context of observations in this and other watersheds.

Technical Abstract: Knowledge of weather, particularly precipitation, is fundamental to interpreting watershed and hydrologic processes. The long-term weather record in the Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed, which is the core of the Central Mississippi River Basin (CMRB) node of the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network, complements other hydrologic and water quality data in the region. The objectives of this paper are to describe the climatological context of the GCEW and CMRB settings, to document instrumentation, to describe the data collection and reduction process (including quality assurance measures), to provide examples of data obtained and descriptive statistics, and to document the availability of and access methods to obtain the data from the web-based database.

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