Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1207–1216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1207-2018

Special issue: Hydrometeorological data from mountain and alpine research...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1207–1216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1207-2018

Peer-reviewed comment 02 Jul 2018

Peer-reviewed comment | 02 Jul 2018

Eleven years of mountain weather, snow, soil moisture and streamflow data from the rain–snow transition zone – the Johnston Draw catchment, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and Critical Zone Observatory, USA

Sarah E. Godsey et al.

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Data from: Eleven years of mountain weather, snow, soil moisture and stream flow data from the rain-snow transition zone - the Johnston Draw catchment, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and Critical Zone Observatory, USA. v1.1 S. E. Godsey, D. Marks, P. R. Kormos, M. S. Seyfried, C. L. Enslin, A. H. Winstral, J. P. McNamara, and T. E. Link https://doi.org/10.15482/usda.adc/1402076

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Weather data in mountainous rain-to-snow transition zones are limited, but are vital for water resources. We present a 10-year dataset for this zone that includes hourly temperatures, relative humidity, streamflow, snow depth, precipitation, wind speed/direction, solar energy, and soil moisture at 11 stations. Average air temperatures are near freezing 8 months each year, so that slight warming may determine whether rain falls instead of snow, affecting water supplies and fire risk.