Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 101–110, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-101-2019

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

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 101–110, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-101-2019

Review article 17 Jan 2019

Review article | 17 Jan 2019

Climate, snow, and soil moisture data set for the Tuolumne and Merced river watersheds, California, USA

James W. Roche et al.

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This paper summarizes climate, snow, and soil moisture data for the Tuolumne and Merced river watersheds in California, USA, for water years 2010–2014. Climate data include hourly air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation. Snow depth and soil moisture at three–six points per site are available at four locations. Snow depth and water content are available from instrumented snow pillow sites and manual snow survey locations.