Material moved from the overland flow of water resulting from precipitation is collected in
belowground containers to get an estimate of that material entering and exiting the plots.
Water and material collected in a container solely from a rain or wind event is not collected.
Bedload oven-dry weight is obtained and the percent Loss on Ignition is calculated.
Precipitation at 1 minute intervals for rain gauges 2-5 with R1 excluded due to periods of interruption. Spatially averaged rainfall over the watershed is calculated in this dataset based on relative coverage of each rain gauge determined from a Theissen polygon map.
This files presents all of the flux data post-EdiRe processing at 30 minute resolution. Included in this file is: Ux = Mean wind speed in the x-direction, Uy = mean wind speed in the y-direction, Uz = mean wind speed in the z-direction, Co2 = CO2 atmospheric concentrations, H2O = Water atmospheric concentrations, Press = barometric pressure, Air Temp = atmospheric temperature, wind speed = mean wind speed towards 216 degrees from north, H Flux = sensible heat flux, LE Flux = latent heat flux, C Flux = carbon flux.
This data set was collected to provide data for comparison of the losses of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus in the runoff from grass- and shrub- dominated plots in the Jornada Basin of southern New Mexico. This summary dataset contains the following columns for the grassland plots: Plot: the identification number for the 6 grassland plots. Q: the mean rate of discharge during the entire experiment, obtained by dividing the total runoff by l800 sec. The units are cubic centimeters per second. Total N yield: the total yield of dissolved nitrogen discharged from the plot during the duration of the experiment. The units are grams per square meter per l800 sec. This yield has been adjusted, by subtracting the content of total dissolved N applied in the simulated rainfall. Organic N yield: the yield of dissolved organic N, as above. Inorganic N yield: the yield of NH4-N plus NO3-N discharged from the plot during the duration of the experiment, as above. Total P yield: the yield of total dissolved P discharged from the plot during the duration of the experiment. The units are grams per square meter, per l800 sec. Organic P yield: the yield of dissolved organic P, as above. Inorganic P yield: the yield of PO4-P discharged from the plot during the duration of the experiment. Fines: the percent of the plot surface covered by materials < 2.0 mm diameter Gravel: the percent of the plot surface covered by materials > 2.0 mm diameter Vegetation: the percent of the plot surface covered by vegetation. Litter: the percent of the plot surface covered by plant litter. Slope: the plot in degrees
This dataset quantities vegetation cover at experimental hydrology plots on the New Mexico State University Ranch and USDA Jornada Experimental Range. Plots were located in a zone dominated by creosotebush and a zone dominated by grassland. The goal was to compare nutrient losses between shrublands and grasslands. Plant Cover was measured on 20 2 x 2 m hydrology run off plots using quadrats with 10 x 10 cm units. The number of 10x10cm squares occupied each by plant species was counted and scaled up to determine the total percent cover of each species per plot. Best available judgement was used. For instance, dense grass cover of Bouteloua eriopoda was measured while a thin cover of leaves and stems that may have been present over an area was not. With the annual grasses that were inherently sparse, cover was estimated measuring across the width of the plant. However, the central portion of the bunch grasses were measured as cover and not the scraggly leaf/stem material. Nutrient data can be found in package 210001003. This data collection is complete.
This dataset quantities dissolved nutrients in water surface runoff from natural rainfall events at experimental hydrology plots on the New Mexico State University Ranch and USDA Jornada Experimental Range. Chemical analyses include F, Cl, NO3, SO4 by ion chromatography, NH4 by autoanalyzer, Ca, Mg, Na, K by atomic absorption spectrophotometry, and total N and P by auto- analyzer. Nutrient losses from shrubland plots were greater than from grassland plots. The greater nutrient losses in shrublands were due to higher runoff, rather than higher nutrient concentrations in runoff. This study is complete. Refer to:
Schlesinger, W. H., T. J. Ward, and J. Anderson. 2000. Nutrient losses in runoff from grassland and shrubland habitats in southern New Mexico II: Field plots. Biogeochemistry 49: 69-86.