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Riparian seed dispersal phenology and snowmelt streamflow timing in the upper South Platte River Basin, observed in 2010-2011 and simulated for 1962-2098

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1961-01-01
End Date
2098-12-31

Citation

Shafroth, P.B., Perry, L.G., Hay, L.E., Markstrom, S.L., and Bock, A., 2019, Riparian seed dispersal phenology and snowmelt streamflow timing in the upper South Platte River Basin, observed in 2010-2011 and simulated for 1962-2098: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P994V9LI.

Summary

This dataset presents observations and model projections of climate, riparian cottonwood and willow seed release phenology, snowmelt streamflow timing, and relative timing of seed release and snowmelt peak streamflow in the upper South Platte River Basin, USA. We collected field observations of seed release phenology from three riparian Salicaceae species at 14 riparian sites and used those observations to develop 2-3 temperature-driven phenology models for each species. We used those phenology models, together with PRMS hydrological models of streamflow at six of the sites, to simulate historical phenology, snowmelt streamflow timing, and relative timing based on gridded temperature data from 1961-1990 and to project future phenology, [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Laura Perry
Process Contact :
Laura Perry
Originator :
Laura Perry, Patrick B Shafroth
Metadata Contact :
Laura Perry, Fort Collins Science Center
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Riparian phenology and streamflow timing in Colorado.xml
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annual_phenology_thresholds_2010-2011.csv 17.76 KB
annual_snowmelt-peak-timing_2010-2011.csv 237 Bytes
baseline-adjusted_projections_2020-2098.csv 1.95 MB
column_definitions.csv 54.08 KB
daily_site_temperatures_2009-2011.csv 391.21 KB
projections_1962-2098.csv 3.59 MB
snowmelt-peak-timing_and_phenology_1961-1990.csv 10.76 KB
weekly_phenology_measurements_2010-2011.csv 120.73 KB

Purpose

This dataset was created to predict future change in riparian seed release phenology, snowmelt streamflow timing, and the relative timing of these annual events under projected future climates, because these changes may impact riparian cottonwood and willow seedling recruitment. In addition, the data were collected to increase basic knowledge of riparian cottonwood and willow seed release phenology and of the role of daily temperatures in driving spatial and annual variation in seed release phenology.

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