Upper Blue River (BRS) - temperature, precipitation, and snow collections

  • Creator(s): Christopher Daly
  • PI(s): Christopher Daly
  • Originator(s): Christopher Daly
  • Other researcher(s): Joseph I. Smith, Adam M Kennedy, Greg M Cohn
  • Dates of data preparation: Jun 1 2012 - Jun 14 2019
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Oct 13 2016 (Version 1)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Daly, C. 2016. Upper Blue River (BRS) - temperature, precipitation, and snow collections. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2024-05-21.
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.
Modeling of climate and land-use influences on ecosystem processes is limited by problems in scaling from HJA climate data to the larger Blue River watershed, where management history and practice is much more representative of west slope federal lands. In particular, the area northeast of HJA is not covered by any former or current HJA/Snotel site. While monitoring one or more complete climate stations outside HJA is beyond our human capacity, it may be possible to collect limited climate data that would help verify downscaling of regional modeling (PRISM ppt). Thirty-two limited climate monitoring stations/sites have been added to Northeast of HJA. These limited, easily managed systems comprise hobo pendant temperature sensors and storage rain gauges at one or multiple sites in the Blue River watershed.

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1Air Temperature (Daily minimum and maximum) METADATAData not online

 Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present (MS005)
 Cold air drainage transect studies at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 2002 to Present (MS036)
 Air temperature at core phenology sites and additional bird monitoring sites in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 2009 to present (MS045)