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Lower Rio Puerco geospatial data, 1935 - 2014


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Griffin, E.R., 2016, Lower Rio Puerco geospatial data, 1935 - 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A long-term study of the geomorphic history of the lower Rio Puerco arroyo in north-central New Mexico included the collection of high-precision (Real-time kinematic) GPS survey data (2002, 2007, 2010, and 2014), registration and rectification of historical aerial photographs (1935, 1950s, 1970s, and 1996), an aerial LiDAR survey (2005) with collection of digital imagery, and acquisition of post-flood (2006) satellite imagery. The Rio Puerco is a single-thread, meandering stream inset within an arroyo located in semiarid north-central New Mexico. The study reach extent is from the confluence with the Rio San Jose 67 km downvalley to the Rio Puerco streamgage near Bernardo, NM. Arroyo and channel geomorphic features in 1935, 1950s, [...]

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Eleanor R Griffin
Originator :
Eleanor R Griffin
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FORT Metadata Specialist
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U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Research Program

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The data were used to determine spatial and temporal geomorphic change within the arroyo from 1935 – 2014 (Vincent et al., 2009; Perignon et al., 2013; Griffin et al., 2014; Friedman et al., 2015; Griffin and Friedman, 2015) and to quantify the effects of woody vegetation on channel and floodplain flow and sediment transport (Griffin et al., 2005; Griffin et al., 2010; and Griffin et al., 2014).

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DOI doi:10.5066/F72N50CM

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