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MS007

Snow depth and snow water equivalent measurements along a road course and historic snow course in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1978 to present

  • Creator: Alfred B. Levno, Mark D Schulze
  • PI: Mark D Schulze
  • Originator: Alfred B. Levno
  • Other researchers: Christopher Daly, Christopher J. Still, Stephanie A Schmidt, Adam M Kennedy
  • Dates of data collection: Jan 18 1978 - May 25 2016
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ff5465b74f592e3114138a79d5cfe290
  • Last update: Jul 14 2017 (Version 14)
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Levno, A.; Schulze, M. 2017. Snow depth and snow water equivalent measurements along a road course and historic snow course in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1978 to present. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=MS007. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ff5465b74f592e3114138a79d5cfe290. Accessed 2022-11-30.
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.
ABSTRACT:
With an increase in emphasis on snow data collection within our climate monitoring program, a snow course is designed around a dispersed sampling scheme rather than a point intensive scheme as previously employed in the historic Reference Stand snow course. Primary objectives are noting the presence/absence of snow, snow depth, and time of melt-off. Snow depths are read from stakes placed near the road to allow for routine and frequent observation. Stakes are placed at different elevations and aspects in paired forested/open sites. Truthing of points with snow core sampling for snow moisture content (snow water equivalent) will be done when possible, usually 1-2 times per year.

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ENTITY TITLES:
1Snow depth and snow water equivalent measurements along road course (Dec 8 1994 - May 25 2016)METADATADATA
2Reference Stand snow depth and snow water equivalent measurements - discontinued in 2003 (Jan 18 1978 - May 14 2003)METADATADATA

RELATED DATABASES:
 Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1957 to present (MS001)
 Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present (MS005)