Daly, C. 2015. Average monthly and annual precipitation spatial grids. (1971-2000 and 1980-1989), Andrews Experimental Forest. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=MS027. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/772a54d148ad9d1e291e4a951fd43cc2. Accessed 2023-12-11.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
These files are spatially gridded precipitation of average monthly and annual precipitation for the climatological periods 1971-2000 and 1980-89, Andrews Experimental Forest. The original 1980-89 grids were updated for a greater time span and also the extent of the coverage is increased. Interpolation of point station measurements to a spatial grid was done using the PRISM model, developed by Christopher Daly of the PRISM Group at Oregon State University. PRISM interpolation accounts for the effects of elevation on the spatial patterns of precipitation. Grid resolution is 100 meters. Station data used in the interpolation were obtained from current and historic rain gauge stations within the forest. These grids represent the first significant effort to map climatological precipitation in the Andrews Forest. Further information on PRISM can be found at http://prism.oregonstate.edu/