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Monthly temperature and precipitation data from 41 global climate models (GCMs) of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) were compared to observations for the 20th century, with a focus on the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW) and surrounding region. A suite of statistics, or metrics, was calculated, including correlation and variance of mean seasonal spatial patterns, amplitude of seasonal cycle, diurnal temperature range, annual- to decadal-scale variance, long-term persistence, and regional teleconnections to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Performance, or credibility, was assessed based on the GCMs' abilities to reproduce the observed metrics. GCMs were ranked in their credibility using two...
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Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination, often surrounded by communities containing valuable real estate. Development is on the rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, there is an increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes. To meet these national needs, the Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is compiling existing reliable historical shoreline data along open-ocean sandy shores of the conterminous United States and parts of Alaska and Hawaii under the National Assessment of Shoreline Change project.There is no widely accepted standard for analyzing shoreline...
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For his MS thesis, Brendan Rogers used climate data from the PRISM group (Chris Daly, Oregon State University) at a 30arc second (800m) spatial grain across the western 2/3 of the states of Oregon and Washington to generate a climatology or baseline. He then created future climate change scenarios using statistical downscaling to create anomalies from three General Circulation Models (CSIRO Mk3, MIROC 3.2 medres, and Hadley CM 3), each run through three CO2 emission scenarios (SRES B1, A1B, and A2).
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For his MS thesis, Brendan Rogers used climate data from the PRISM group (Chris Daly, Oregon State University) at a 30arc second (800m) spatial grain across the western 2/3 of the states of Oregon and Washington to generate a climatology or baseline. He then created future climate change scenarios using statistical downscaling to create anomalies from three General Circulation Models (CSIRO Mk3, MIROC 3.2 medres, and Hadley CM 3), each run through three CO2 emission scenarios (SRES B1, A1B, and A2).
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For his MS thesis, Brendan Rogers used climate data from the PRISM group (Chris Daly, Oregon State University) at a 30arc second (800m) spatial grain across the western 2/3 of the states of Oregon and Washington to generate a climatology or baseline. He then created future climate change scenarios using statistical downscaling to create anomalies from three General Circulation Models (CSIRO Mk3, MIROC 3.2 medres, and Hadley CM 3), each run through three CO2 emission scenarios (SRES B1, A1B, and A2).
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Land management practices often directly alter vegetation structure and composition, but the degree to which ecological processes such as herbivory interact with management to influence biodiversity is less well understood. We hypothesized that intensive forest management and large herbivores have compounding effects on early-seral plant communities and plantation establishment (i.e., tree survival and growth), and the degree of such effects is dependent on the intensity of management practices. We established 225 m2 wild ungulate (deer and elk) exclosures nested within a manipulated gradient of management intensity (no-spray Control, Light herbicide, Moderate herbicide and Intensive herbicide treatments), replicated...
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The paper geologic map of the east part of the Pullman 1 x 2 -degree quadrangle, Idaho (Rember and Bennett, 1979) was scanned and initially attributed by Optronics Speciality Corp. Inc. (Northride, CA) and remitted to the U.S. Geological Survey for furter attribution and publication of the geospatial digital files. The resulting digital geologic map GIS can be queried in many ways to produce a variety of geological maps.
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For a description of each map layer, select the Details tab, then select a Layer Name. This GIS dataset is part of a suite of wildlife habitat connectivity data produced by the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG). The WHCWG is a voluntary public-private partnership between state and federal agencies, universities, tribes, and non-governmental organizations. The WHCWG is co-led by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This dataset quantifies current wildlife habitat connectivity patterns for the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Available WHCWG raster data include model base layers, resistance,...
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For a description of each map layer, select the Details tab, then select a Layer Name. This GIS dataset is part of a suite of wildlife habitat connectivity data produced by the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG). The WHCWG is a voluntary public-private partnership between state and federal agencies, universities, tribes, and non-governmental organizations. The WHCWG is co-led by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This dataset quantifies current wildlife habitat connectivity patterns for the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Available WHCWG raster data include model base layers, resistance,...
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Hermit Warbler - VizBand/Land AIC Model Selection Created: 12-Aug-2011 Hermit Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) ranged between -0.281 and +2.243 with a mean value of +0.981 and a median value of +0.875. ________________________________________ Model 1 (3 parameters) Hermit Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) was a function of: a) GTOPO30_AL (+0.20641) - elevation (m), ranged between +5.119 and +8.376 (95% CL) with a mean value of +6.747 and a median value of +7.137, b) NLCD06AG5KP (-0.19572) - percent agricultural/grassland cover, 990m-resolution in a landscape context of 5km radius, ranged between -0.657 and +2.530 (95% CL) with a mean...
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Introduction : Swainson’s Thrush is a medium sized (15-18cm) thrush which prefers to breed in dense shrub growth associated with spruce-fir forests. The "russet-backed" race prefers mixed forests and deciduous riparian woodlands of the coastal region from British Columbia, to northern California. These Pacific populations winter in mature tropical and secondary forests of Central America, whereas the "olive-backed" race that breeds in the Boreal and Rockies winters in S. America. Models of Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survival (MAPS) demographic data and high-resolution land cover data showed that Swainson’s Thrush prefers large intact forest patches with low perimeter to area ratios. On a regional...
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The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 's mission is to provide scientific understanding and the technology needed to support sound management and conservation of our nation's natural resources, with emphasis on western ecosystems. The scientists from FRESC capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide. Research activities are concentrated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada,...
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This dataset contains information from visual encounter surveys conducted between 2012 and 2016 by USGS as part of an ongoing Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) monitoring effort in the Oregon Cascade Mountain Range. We surveyed 91 sites using a rotating frame design in the Klamath and Deschutes Basins, Oregon, which encompass most of the species' core extant range. Data consist of spotted frog counts aggregated by date, location, and life stage, as well as data on environmental conditions at the time of each survey.
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ORWA26_500UTM is a digital bathymetric surface grid of the seafloor offthe coast of Washington and Oregon. Grid cell spacing is 500m and theprojection is UTM Zone 10.The surface was produced by gridding National Ocean Service (NOS)Hydrographic Surveys collected between 1926 and 1974 (primarily1926 to 1930). This work includes the most recent bathymetric dataavailable on a regional scale over the inner to outer continental shelfoff the coast of Washington and Oregon. The results represent thebest available estimate of the seafloor morphology for the time periodcirca 1926.
This GIS dataset is part of a suite of wildlife habitat connectivity data produced by the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG). The WHCWG is a voluntary public-private partnership between state and federal agencies, universities, tribes, and non-governmental organizations. The WHCWG is co-led by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This dataset quantifies current wildlife habitat connectivity patterns for the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Available WHCWG raster data include model base layers, resistance, habitat, cost-weighted distance, and landscape integrity. Grid cell size is 90 m...
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All FRCC calculations were done in ArcGIS 9.3.1 with the FRCC Mapping Tool version 2.2.0, using Landfire Biophysical Settings (BpS) and Succession Class (S-Class) layers and the default Landfire Reference Condition table (LFnat_west). All calculations were performed at a 30-meter resolution. Input BpS and S-Class layers were downloaded using the Landfire Data Access Tool version 2.2 (configuration database version 1.27, feature database version 1.02). Three landscape levels were used in all calculations, the 4th, 5th and 6th field HUCs from the "Pacific NW Sixth Field Hucs" GIS layer from Bonneville Power Administration (Subbasins, Watersheds and Subwatersheds, resp.). FRCC Calculation Procedure For each of the...
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ClimateWNA was used to downscale historical data and future climate projections to a 1-km 2 grid. ClimateWNA is a program that generates both directly calculated and derived climate variables for specific locations across western North America (Wang et al. 2012) using Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM). We generated annual, seasonal and monthly climate data for the period 1961 to 1990. For future climate projections, we used the SRES A2 greenhouse-gas emissions scenario from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. We generated five sets of future climate projections averaged for the time period 2070-2099: BCCR BCM2.0, CCCMA CGCM3, CSIRO MK 3.0, INMCM 3.0, MIROC3.2 MEDRES. Downloads:...
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For his MS thesis, Brendan Rogers used the vegetation model MC1 to simulate vegetation dynamics, associated carbon and nitrogen cycle, water budget and wild fire impacts across the western 2/3 of the states of Oregon and Washington using climate input data from the PRISM group (Chris Daly, OSU) at a 30arc second (800m) spatial grain. The model was run from 1895 to 2100 assuming that nitrogen demand from the plants was always met so that the nitrogen concentrations in various plant parts never dropped below their minimum reported values. A CO2 enhancement effect increased productivity and water use efficiency as the atmospheric CO2 concentration increased. Future climate change scenarios were generated through statistical...
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Nashville Warbler - VizBand/Land AIC Model Selection Created: 17-May-2011 Nashville Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) ranged between -0.233 and +2.357 with a mean value of +1.062 and a median value of +1.045. ________________________________________ Model 1 (3 parameters) Nashville Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) was a function of: a) NLCD06CO2KP (-0.03933) - percent coniferous forest cover, 990m-resolution in a landscape context of 2km radius, ranged between +9.653 and +23.455 (95% CL) with a mean value of +16.554 and a median value of +18.030, b) STRMNET5K (+0.04352) - stream density (percent of pixels), 990m-resolution in a landscape...
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Pacific-slope Flycatcher station lifetime productivity (STAPI) (log transformed) ranged between -0.034 and +0.606 with a mean value of +0.286 and a median value of +0.247. ________________________________________ Model 1 (3 parameters) Pacific-slope Flycatcher station lifetime productivity (STAPI) (log transformed) was a function of: a) INTERCEPT (0.3022), b) NLCD06AF90P (+0.01874) - percent all forest cover, 90m-resolution(3x aggregation of 30m-resolution), ranged between -1.901 and +6.011 (95% CL) with a mean value of +2.055 and a median value of +2.494, c) NLCD06IM33P (-0.02730) - percent impervious cover, 990m-resolution (33x aggregation of 30m-resolution), ranged between -1.057 and +5.084 (95% CL) with...


map background search result map search result map Spatial digital database for the geologic map of the east part of the Pullman 1°x2° quadrangle, Idaho Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) for Pacific Northwest (Region 6) National Forests (2/10/2010) Simulated PNW biomass consumed (g C/m2) under MIROC 3.2 medres A2 (2070-2099 average) Western North American Climate Data from the Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment ORWA26_500UTM: Oregon/Washington 500 meter, 1926 Bathymetry Grid;UTM Projection WA Short Term Shoreline Change Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Linkage Zones, Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Washington Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus washingtoni) Linkage Zones, Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Hermit Warbler (ADULT) Nashville Warbler (ADULT) "Western" Flycatcher (Productivity) Swainson's Thrush - Predicted Productivity Index Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Miroc B1 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Hadley B1 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Hadley A2 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring in the Oregon Cascades 2012-2016 Forest management and cervid herbivory data from Western Oregon, USA, 2012 (Camera Data) Forest management and cervid herbivory data from Western Oregon, USA, 2012 (Camera Data) Spatial digital database for the geologic map of the east part of the Pullman 1°x2° quadrangle, Idaho WA Short Term Shoreline Change Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring in the Oregon Cascades 2012-2016 ORWA26_500UTM: Oregon/Washington 500 meter, 1926 Bathymetry Grid;UTM Projection Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Linkage Zones, Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Washington Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus washingtoni) Linkage Zones, Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Simulated PNW biomass consumed (g C/m2) under MIROC 3.2 medres A2 (2070-2099 average) Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Miroc B1 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Hadley B1 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Projected (2070-2099) mean monthly temperature (degrees C) under Hadley A2 for western Oregon and Washington (USA) Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) for Pacific Northwest (Region 6) National Forests (2/10/2010) Nashville Warbler (ADULT) Western North American Climate Data from the Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Swainson's Thrush - Predicted Productivity Index "Western" Flycatcher (Productivity) Hermit Warbler (ADULT)