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Lower Deer Point

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Operational, Active Telemetry

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    Soil Data

    (Data file description)
    Upper Pit
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011: In Process
    2012: In Process
    Lower Pit
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011: In Process
    2012: In Process

    solar equipment in the snow

    Lower Deer Point weather station


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  • weather equipment on a hill

    Lower Deer Point weather station and hillslope rain gage.

    DCEW Site: Lower Deer Point (LDP)
    Location (Lat/Long): 43.737078, -116.1221131
    Elevation: 1850 m
    Reporting Since: 2007

    Site Notes: Lower Deer Point (LDP) is located on the northern ridge line of Dry Creek Experimental Watershed and in the Con1West headwater catchment (wherein stream flow is seasonal). At 1850 m elevation, LDP is located above the rain-snow transition zone for winter precipitation on the Boise Front. Water years 2008-2011 averaged 762 mm precipitation; snowpack is generally one meter deep or less (December-April).

    Soil at the site is sandy loam, 0-1 m depth above fractured crystalline bedrock. Vegetation includes minor low profile grass and forbs, broad thickets of ceanothus , sparse Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir on the ridge top, in contrast with thicker forest vegetation, including tall stands of deciduous shrubs, Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, on the east facing slope.

    The weather station was constructed, programmed and installed spring 2007 with data collection initiated June 13, 2007. The first full water year data set was for the 2008 water year. Instrumentation measures the following variables: air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, snow depth, precipitation (shielded alter gage), wind speed and wind direction, soil temperature, soil moisture and soil heat flux. Additional sensors installed include a second shielded rain gage (Fall 2011) on the adjacent east-facing hillslope and a four component shortwave/ longwave radiometer (summer 2012).
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