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Shale Hills - Streamflow / Discharge - Discharge Reanalysis (2008-2015)

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Variables:  Discharge (m/day), Precipitation (m/day), Groundwater Level (spatial average; m), Evapotranspiration (spatial average; m/day), Soil Moisture (spatial average in top 10 cm; m^3/m^3), Snow Depth (spatial average; m)

Standard Variables:  Discharge|Evapotranspiration|Water depth|Precipitation|Snow depth|Volumetric water content

Date Range:  (2008-01-01 to 2015-08-01)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Shi, Yuning; Xiao, Dacheng

Contact:  Dacheng Xiao, PhD Student, 228 Hosler Building, University Park,, 814-777-6006, Yuning Shi, Research Associate, 206 Forest Resources Building, University Park,

Field Area:   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

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  • Description

    Flux-PIHM (Shi and Davis, 2013) was applied in August 2015 to reanalysis discharge in Shale Hills catchment. Flux-PIHM is a fully coupled land surface hydrologic model, which can be used to reproduce discharge, groundwater level, soil water content in different soil layers, snow depth, evapotranspiration, etc. This file present estimation of discharge and related hydrologic processes from Jan 2008 to Aug 2015 based on national databases and local measurement, in order to provide a continuous discharge estimation and to be a supplement of data in the case of data missing from field measurements.
    Model: Flux-PIHM; Soil, and Bedrock Data: Field campaign in 2003(Lin et al. 2006; Lin 2006); Soil Survey Geographic; Vegetation type: National Land Cover Database; Surface Elevation: USGS NED; Forcing data: NLDAS, SURFRAD, MODIS (Corrected by local flux tower data): DATA/SOURCE: Precip/NLDAS TMP/SURFRAD (Corrected by Local Flux Tower data; For missing Data, use NLDAS) RH/SURFRAD (Corrected by Local Flux Tower data; For missing Data, use NLDAS) SOLAR/SURFRAD (For missing Data, use NLDAS) LONGWV/SURFRAD (For missing Data, use NLDAS) PRES/SURFRAD (Corrected by Local Flux Tower data; For missing Data, use NLDAS) LAI/MODIS Corrected using: V_Corrected=V_SURFRAD*mean2010(V_FluxTower)/mean2010(V_SURFRAD) Discharge units in reanalysis are often compared with precipitation and evapotranspiration, so it was expressed in m/day. It can be transformed to m^3/s by multiplying total area of sh (84710m^2) and being divided by 86400 (s/day): Q = q(m/day)*84710/86400 (m^3/s) = q(m/day)*84710 (m^3/day), where q is the value in reanalysis results.
  • Keywords

    Discharge, Flux-PIHM, Hydrology reanalysis

    XML Metadata

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

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following acknowledgment should accompany any publication or citation of these data: Logistical support and/or data were provided by the NSF-supported Shale Hills Susquehanna Critical Zone Observatory.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Shi, Yuning; Xiao, Dacheng (2015). "CZO Dataset: Shale Hills - Streamflow / Discharge (2008-2015) - Discharge Reanalysis." Retrieved 16 Sep 2019, from


Shale Hills - Discharge Reanalysis

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