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Historical Growing Degree Days (average 1971-2000) for OR and WA, USA


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2012-09-24 15:08:34
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-09-24 18:14:03


This dataset represents the average amount of Growing Degree Days (GDD) per year within each HUC5 watershed, simulated by the model MC1 for the 30-year period 1971-2000. Growing degree days (referenced to 0oC) (unit = deg C days) were determined for each HUC5 watershed. Watersheds represent 5th level (HUC5, 10-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries. They were acquired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Background: The dynamic global vegetation model MC1 (see Bachelet et al. 2001) was used to simulate vegetation dynamics, associated carbon and nitrogen cycle, water budget, and wild fire impacts for OR, WA, AZ and NM, for a project funded by the USDA Forest Service (PNW 09-JV-11261900-003). The MC1 model was run using historical [...]


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Conservation Biology Institute
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:36:53 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 22063d00fe03475f85395ffd706d8bd0

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