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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 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...
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Final Report - Executive Summary: This final project report is prepared to summarize the research project titled “Assessing evapotranspiration rate changes for proposed restoration of the forested uplands of the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC)” for the Desert LCC of the Bureau of Reclamation as a requirement for closing out the project. This report includes the scope of work, summary of research project, results, and conclusions. Among all of the components of the terrestrial water cycle, evapotranspiration (ET) consumes the largest amount of water. Accurate estimation of ET is very important to understand the influence of ET to the hydrologic response of recharge and runoff processes in the water...
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In Alaska, recent research has identified particular areas of the state where both a lack of soil moisture and warming temperatures increase the likelihood of wildfire. While this is an important finding, this previous research did not take into account the important role that melting snow, ice, and frozen ground (permafrost) play in replenshing soil moisture in the spring and summer months. This project will address this gap in the characterization of fire risk using the newly developed monthly water balance model (MWBM). The MWBM takes into account rain, snow, snowmelt, glacier ice melt, and the permafrost layer to better calculate soil moisture replenishment and the amount of moisture that is lost to the atmosphere...
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The zipped folder (Monthly_water_budget_Roi-Namur_2000-12.zip) associated with this metadata file contains 156 polygon shapefiles. Collectively, the 156 shapefiles contain spatially distributed estimates of groundwater recharge and other water-budget components, in inches, for Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, for each month and year during 2000–12. The name of each shapefile indicates the year and month of the water-budget components contained in the shapefile. The month-year estimates of recharge and other water-budget components summarized in each shapefile were summed from daily water-budget components that were computed using a water-budget model. The equations of the water-budget...
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Background The North Atlantic Coastal Plain (NACP) covers a land area of approximately 34,000 mi 2 along the eastern seaboard of the United States from Long Island, N.Y., southward to the northern portion of North Carolina. This area is underlain by a thick wedge of sedimentary deposits that form a complex groundwater system in which the sands and gravels function as confined aquifers, and the silts and clays function as confining units. These confined aquifers of the NACP constitute a major source of water for public and domestic supply for the nearly 27 million people living in the region, as well as being important source of water for industrial and agricultural purposes. Increases in population and...
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Accurate estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) is essential for assessments of water balance and hydrologic responses to forest restoration treatments in uplands adjacent to the Desert LCC. As part of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, a new paired watershed study is being planned to assess the hydrologic effects of mechanically thinning and restoring a more frequent fire regime to the ponderosa pine forests of Arizona. Water and energy balances will be measured and modeled in these paired watersheds to help inform and better plan for the hydrologic responses of future forest restoration actions. Researchers at Northern Arizona University have collected six years of eddy covariance measurements of ET in the...


map background search result map search result map Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Simulated potential PNW vegetation the Western 2/3 of Oregon and Washington under CSIRO Mk3 general circulation model run with the A2 SRES emission scenario (2070-2099 mode) using the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model Groundwater Availability of the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Monthly Water-Budget Components for Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2000-12 Improving Characterizations of Future Wildfire Risk in Alaska Report and Publications: Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Monthly Water-Budget Components for Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2000-12 Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Report and Publications: Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Simulated potential PNW vegetation the Western 2/3 of Oregon and Washington under CSIRO Mk3 general circulation model run with the A2 SRES emission scenario (2070-2099 mode) using the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model Groundwater Availability of the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Improving Characterizations of Future Wildfire Risk in Alaska