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Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico - Precipitation, GIS/Map Data (2014)

Geospatial data for mean annual precipitation

Variables:  Mean annual precipitation, elevation, watershed outlines, rain gage locations

Date Range:  (2014-2014)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Scholl, M.A., González, Grizelle, and Torres-Sánchez, Angel

Contact:  Sheila Murphy Research Hydrologist U.S. Geological Survey 3215 Marine St., Suite E-127 Boulder, CO 80303

Field Area:   Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains

Description
Keywords & XML
Citation
  • Description

    These geospatial data sets were developed as part of a new analysis of all known current and historical rain gages in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico published in the journal article Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Scholl, M.A., Gonzalez, G., and Torres-Sanchez, A.J., 2017, Reassessing rainfall in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: Local and global ecohydrological implications: PLOS One 12(7): e0180987, p. 1-26, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180987. That article provides a revised map of mean annual precipitation developed using elevation regression functions and residual interpolation, and that map is presented here in a raster file. Most previous forest- and watershed-wide estimates of precipitation (and evapotranspiration, as inferred by a water balance) have assumed that precipitation increases consistently with elevation in the Luquillo Mountains; therefore, precipitation in leeward Luquillo watersheds has been overestimated by up to 40%.Because the Luquillo Mountains often serve as a wet tropical archetype in global assessments of basic ecohydrological processes, these revised estimates are relevant to regional and global assessments of runoff efficiency, hydrologic effects of reforestation, geomorphic processes, and climate change.
  • Keywords

    Climatology, Water Resources

    XML Metadata

    http://criticalzone.org/national/data/xml-metadata-test/6118/

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Scholl, M.A., González, Grizelle, and Torres-Sánchez, Angel, 2017, Geospatial data for Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: Mean annual precipitation, elevation, watershed outlines, and rain gage locations: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74F1PM2.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Scholl, M.A., González, Grizelle, and Torres-Sánchez, Angel (2014). "CZO Dataset: Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico - Precipitation, GIS/Map Data (2014)." Retrieved 25 Sep 2017, from http://criticalzone.org/national/data/dataset/6118/

Data

Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico - Geospatial data for mean annual precipitation

(686e)   Data Level 2,   DOI: 10.5066/F74F1PM2

Data Use Policy
Data Sharing Policy
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