Wolverton Basin

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The Southern Sierra CZO conducts additional research in the Wolverton basin, located at an elevation of 2230-2700 meters, in Sequoia National Park.

8 km2   Area

2230 - 2700 m   Elev

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  • Setting & Research

    Wolverton Creek & Long Meadow

    The Wolverton basin is a snow dominated watershed located in Sequoia National Park. Ground based instrumentation in Wolverton includes meteorological, soil moisture and temperature, snow depth, solar radiation, an sap flow instrumentation on north and south facing slopes at two different elevations.

    Wolverton basin is instrumented with four instrument nodes, two meteorological stations, and monitoring wells and piezometers located in Long Meadow.  Additional instrumentation in Wolverton includes clustered piezometers/monitoring wells in Long Meadow, and stream flow measurements at different locations along Wolverton Creek.

    Groundwater/Surface water interactions were investigated in Long Meadow, located in Wolverton, during a one week deployment in July 2008. A fiber optic cable distributed temperature sensor (DTS) was utilized for collection high spatial and temporal resolution meadow stream temperature data. Other key data collection methods included a micro-meteorological station, a large geodesic evapotranspiration chamber, Hobo temperature loggers, pressure transducers in existing monitoring well/piezometers, and water geochemistry sampling.

    Additional information and maps of the Wolverton basin area are available on the SNRI Sequoia Field Station web page.

     

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  • Data

    Met Stations, SEKI Panther - Meteorology (2006-2015)
    16 components    Wolverton Basin    Climatology / Meteorology    Peter Kirchner, Roger Bales, Erin Stacy, Xiande Meng

    Met Stations, Wolverton - Meteorology (2006-2015)
    10 components    Wolverton Basin    Climatology / Meteorology    Peter Kirchner, Roger Bales, Erin Stacy, Xiande Meng

    National - Climate, Flux Tower, Streamflow / Discharge (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, Flux Towers Transect, Wolverton Basin, 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

    Spatial Data - GIS/Map Data (2003-2011)
    10 components    Wolverton Basin, Providence Creek headwater catchments, Other instrumented sites    GIS / Remote Sensing    Meadows, M; Stuemky, M.

    Wolverton - Sap Flow (2007-2015)
    22 components    Wolverton Basin    Biology / Ecology, Hydrology    Peter Kirchner, Roger Bales

    Wolverton - Snow Depth (2007-2011)
    11 components    Wolverton Basin    Hydrology, Climatology / Meteorology    Peter Kirchner, Roger Bales

    Wolverton - Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature, Matric Potential, Solar Radiation (2007-2015)
    9 components    Wolverton Basin    Hydrology    Peter Kirchner, Roger Bales, Erin Stacy, Xiande Meng

  • Photos

    SSCZO - Wolverton Basin

    The Wolverton basin is a snow dominated watershed located in Sequoia National Park. Ground based instrumentation in Wolverton includes meteorological, soil moisture and temperature, snow depth, solar radiation, an sap flow instrumentation on north and south facing slopes at two different elevations. Additional instrumentation in Wolverton includes clustered piezometers/monitoring wells in Long Meadow, and stream flow measurements at different locations along Wolverton Creek.

    A photo gallery of the Wolverton basin watershed can be found here.

    SSCZO - Long Meadow

    Groundwater/Surface water interactions were investigated in Long Meadow, located in Wolverton, during a one week deployment in July 2008. A fiber optic cable distributed temperature sensor (DTS) was utilized for collection high spatial and temporal resolution meadow stream temperature data. Other key data collection methods included a micro-meteorological station, a large geodesic evapotranspiration chamber, Hobo temperature loggers, pressure transducers in existing monitoring well/piezometers, and water geochemistry sampling.

    A photo gallery of Long Meadow can be found here.

    SSCZO - Instruments

    Hundreds of instruments and sensors have been deployed in the primary SSCZO research site of the Providence Creek watershed as well as in Wolverton basin.  Additional SSCZO flux towers and instruments have also been installed at the San Joaquin Experimental Range, Soaproot Saddle, and Short Hair Creek.

    Explore more photos of the intstuments and sensors used by SSCZO.