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PCM A2 Scenario Climatic Water Deficit, Southern Sierra Nevada California, 2010-2039


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2013-05-09 18:00:00
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2013-06-10 11:31:28


This dataset is a Basin Characterization Model (BCM) output using the PCM A2 Scenario for Climatic Water Deficit (CWD) in southern Sierra Nevada California, for 2010-2039. The term climatic water deficit defined by Stephenson (1998) is quantified as the amount of water by which potential evapotranspiration (PET) exceeds actual evapotranspiration (AET). This term effectively integrates the combined effects of solar radiation, evapotranspiration, and air temperature on watershed conditions given available soil moisture derived from precipitation. Climatic water deficit can be thought of as the amount of additional water that would have evaporated or transpired had it been present in the soils given the temperature forcing. This calculation [...]


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Flint, Lorraine E. and Flint, Alan L.
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:36:09 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin aeea3bbb1dd140e8927a2ed3e33f3dfc

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