Jemez River Basin

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The Jemez River Basin is located in the transition zone between the southwestern desert and the Rocky Mountains.

2060 - 3433 m   Elev

3 - 9 °C   Temp

480-850 mm   Precip

The Redondo Peak from the Valle Grande.

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  • Setting & Research

    The Jemez River Basin is located in northern New Mexico (USA), at the southern margin of the Rocky Mountains ecoregion between 1700 and 3432 m. Vegetation ranges from semi-arid juniper savanna to high elevation mixed conifer forest, with soil types that are characteristic of the region, including aridisols, alfisols, mollisols and inceptisols. The geological and geomorphic history of the basin, which is underlain by rhyolitic parent material ranging in age from 1.13 Ma to 0.13 Ma, is well characterized.

    A central feature of the Jemez River Basin is the Valles Caldera located at the top of the watershed. The caldera is a collapsed magma chamber, 25 km in diameter, that encloses several resurgent lava domes formed after the chamber collapsed ca. 1.2 Ma. The caldera interior is a single watershed unit draining through a breach in the caldera wall. The largest of the resurgent domes, Redondo Peak, is located in the center of the caldera resulting in the unique situation where headwater streams of the Jemez River originate on different aspects of the same mountain, providing the opportunity to probe contrasting microclimates on a uniform parent material with a common precipitation regime.

  • Overview Maps

    Map Overlays
    Satellite
    Elevation
    EEMT
    Instrumentation
    • Valles Caldera Satellite Map

    • Valles Caldera Elevation Map

    • Valles Caldera Environmental Energy and Mass Transfer (EEMT) Map

    • Valles Caldera Instrumentation Map

  • Dynamic Map

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  • Data

    Catalina-Jemez - GIS/Map Data (2010-2014)
    2 components    Santa Catalina Mountains, Jemez River Basin    GIS / Remote Sensing    Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - Flux Tower - Mixed Conifer (2007-2012)
    14 components    Jemez River Basin    Biology / Ecology, Climatology / Meteorology    Marcy Litvak; Paul Brooks

    Jemez River Basin - Flux Tower - Ponderosa Pine (2007-2012)
    14 components    Jemez River Basin    Biology / Ecology, Climatology / Meteorology    Marcy Litvak; Paul Brooks

    Jemez River Basin - GIS/Map Data - EEMT-topo (2010-2011)
    1 components    Jemez River Basin    Biology / Ecology, Climatology / Meteorology, GIS / Remote Sensing, Hydrology    Matej Durcik; Craig Rasmussen

    Jemez River Basin - GIS/Map Data - Raster Datasets (2010-2014)
    1 components    Jemez River Basin    GIS / Remote Sensing    Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - GIS/Map Data - EEMT (2010)
    1 components    Jemez River Basin    Biology / Ecology, GIS / Remote Sensing    Craig Rasmussen; Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - LiDAR - Post-Fire (2012)
    2 components    Jemez River Basin    Geomorphology, GIS / Remote Sensing    Jon Pelletier

    Jemez River Basin - LiDAR - Terrestrial Laser Scan (2011-2013)
    3 components    Jemez River Basin, Jemez 2011 Burned ZOB    GIS / Remote Sensing, Geomorphology    Caitlin Orem; Jon Pelletier

    Jemez River Basin - LiDAR - Snow-off (2010)
    5 components    Jemez River Basin    GIS / Remote Sensing    Qinghua Guo; Jon Pelletier; Robert Parmenter; Craig Allen; Barbara Judy; Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - LiDAR - Snow-on (2010)
    4 components    Jemez River Basin    GIS / Remote Sensing    Qinghua Guo; Jon Pelletier; Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - Stream Water Chemistry (2005-2018)
    10 components    Jemez River Basin    Water Chemistry    Jennifer McIntosh; Jon Chorover; Peter Troch; Paul Brooks; Mary Key Amistadi; Timothy Corley; Xavier Zapata-Rios; Mark Losleben; Katherine Condon; Shawn Alexander Pedron

    Jemez River Basin - Streamflow / Discharge (2007-2018)
    16 components    Jemez River Basin    Hydrology    Peter Troch; Patrick Broxton; Xavier Zapata-Rios; Mark Losleben; Matej Durcik

    Jemez River Basin - Soil Water Chemistry (2011-2017)
    8 components    Jemez River Basin    Geochemistry / Mineralogy, Water Chemistry    Jon Chorover; Julia Perdrial; Jennifer McIntosh; Peter Troch; Mary Key Amistadi; Mark Losleben; Katherine Condon; Shawn Alexander Pedron

    Jemez River Basin - Precipitation Chemistry (2011-2018)
    9 components    Jemez River Basin    Water Chemistry    Jennifer McIntosh; Jon Chorover; Peter Troch; Paul Brooks; Mary Key Amistadi; Timothy Corley; Xavier Zapata-Rios; Mark Losleben; Katherine Condon; Shawn Alexander Pedron

    National - Air Temperature, Flux Tower, Meteorology - NADP and NOAA or other weather stations (2017)
    8 components    Boulder Creek Watershed, Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, Jemez River Basin, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory    Climatology / Meteorology    NADP; NOAA; others

    National - Climate, Flux Tower, Streamflow / Discharge - CUAHSI WDC web services (1968-2015)
    7 components    Boulder Creek Watershed, Christina River Basin, Jemez River Basin, Santa Catalina Mountains, El Verde Field Station, Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Rio Blanco, Rio Mameyes, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Providence Creek Headwater Catchments (1660 - 2115 m elevation), Wolverton Basin (2230 - 2700 m elevation), Other instrumented sites    Climatology / Meteorology, Hydrology, Soil Science / Pedology    Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory; Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory; Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory; Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory; Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory; Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory

    National - Flux Tower - AmeriFlux Network data (2007-2018)
    14 components    Boulder Creek Watershed, Jemez River Basin, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, San Joaquin Experimental Range (210-520 m elevation), Soaproot Saddle (1000-1500 m elevation), Short Hair (2670 m elevation)    Climatology / Meteorology    Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory; Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory; Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory; Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory; Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory

    National - LiDAR, Land Cover, GIS/Map Data - OpenTopography (2010-2017)
    18 components    Boulder Creek Watershed, Eel River Watershed, Jemez River Basin, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Sangamon River Basin, Clear Creek Watershed, Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, Providence Creek Headwater Catchments (1660 - 2115 m elevation)    Geomorphology, GIS / Remote Sensing, Hydrology, Biology / Ecology    National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping; Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory; Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory; University of Arizona; University of California Merced; Valles Caldera National Preserve; Bandelier National Monument; National Park Service; Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory; Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory; Reynolds Creek CZO; Eel River CZO; Shale Hills CZO

    National - Streamflow / Discharge - USGS and USDA Data Resources (1985-2017)
    22 components    Boulder Creek Watershed, Santa Catalina Mountains, Jemez River Basin, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Clear Creek Watershed, Sangamon River Basin, Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, Providence Creek Headwater Catchments (1660 - 2115 m elevation)    Hydrology    USGS National Water Information System