Meteorologic measurements are fundamental to the NWRC's mission at Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and we have been at it for over 50 years. Air temperature and relative humidity are currently measured at nn sites, precipitation at nn sites, solar radiation at nn sites, and wind speed and/or direction at nn sites.
Download a Google Earth kmz file for all sites on Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed.
This graph reflects the raw data that has been collected and may sometimes go wildly off-scale. Real data does that sometimes. To zoom in the time scale hold the left mouse button down and drag across the region of interest. To select a smaller y-data range hold the left mouse button down inside the graphed data area and drag to the scale of interest. To pan through time hold the shift key down and the drag the mouse left or right while holding the left button down. Double click to return to full time scale. It's not as hard to do as it sounds but it may take some practice.
Data Discovery & Access
There are two kinds of climate data available. There is a series of meteorology data that has been extensively checked and quality controlled so that all measurement time series are complete and without gaps once they have started. These data have been published and are made available as reference data sets to use in modelling and climate studies where serially complete time series are required. These data sets have been completed for RCEW sites through September 2008 and updated on an ad hoc basis. These model reference datasets can be accessed from our our ftp site and see tables below.
An alternate branch of datasets corrected to a lower level have been produced for all RCEW sites through September 2014. These data has been quality controlled to remove any obvious and non-controversial errors and have had date and time made serially complete. Missing data in measurement time series have not been replaced with an estimated value. These provisional datasets can be accessed from our our ftp site and see tables below. The provisional data sets updated annually within the first quarter of the following year.
Model Reference Data
Click icon in “Site” column to download a data file. These are the model reference or “L2” data. These data have has extensive quality control processing and all measurements have been made serially complete.
|Site||Name||Start||Stop|| Years of
|012||Little Salmon Creek||2000||2008||8|
|031||Upper Salmon Creek near Salmon Butte Meteorology and raingage Site||2000||2008||8|
|095b||Meteorology and raingage Site southeast of Whisky Mountain||2003||2008||5|
|098c||Nancy Gulch Meteorology and raingage Site||1981||2008||27|
|124||Meteorology and raingage Site on RCEW boundary above Johnston Draw headwaters||2002||2008||6|
|124b||Meteorology and raingage Site at Johnston Draw headwaters||2006||2008||2|
|125||Meteorology and raingage Site near Johnston Draw and Dobson Creek confluence||2002||2008||6|
|127||Lower Sheep Creek||1984||2008||24|
|128||Meteorology Site near Black Mountain summit||1993||2008||15|
|13803||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at D03||1983||2008||25|
|138j10||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at J10||1983||2008||25|
|138l21||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at L21||2003||2008||5|
|144||Christmas Meadows Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2008||7|
|145||Breaks Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2008||7|
|163||Meteorology and raingage Site at Dobson Creek headwaters||1999||2008||9|
|166b||Reynolds Mountain East Basin ridge site||2003||2008||5|
|167||Bull Meadow Meteorology and raingage Site||1999||2008||9|
|174||Headwaters of West Fork Reynolds Creek Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2008||7|
|176||Reynolds Mountain exposed ridge Meteorology and raingage Site||1983||2008||26|
|rmsp3||Reynolds Mountain wind-sheltered Meteorology and raingage Site||1983||2009||26|
Click icon in “Site” column to download zipped data file. These are the “L1” data. The time step has been made serially complete and the presented measurements have had preliminary quality control checks to remove obvious errors. These values have been replaced with a missing value indicator.
|Site||Name||Start||Stop|| Years of
|012||Little Salmon Creek||2000||2014||15|
|031||Upper Salmon Creek near Salmon Butte Meteorology and raingage Site||2000||2014||14|
|095b||Meteorology and raingage Site southeast of Whisky Mountain||2003||2014||12|
|098||Nancy Gulch weir||1981||2014||33|
|098c||Nancy Gulch Meteorology and raingage Site||2008||2014||7|
|124||Meteorology and raingage Site on RCEW boundary above Johnston Draw headwaters||2002||2014||13|
|124b||Meteorology and raingage Site at Johnston Draw headwaters||2006||2014||8|
|125||Meteorology and raingage Site near Johnston Draw and Dobson Creek confluence||2002||2014||13|
|127||Lower Sheep Creek||1984||2014||30|
|128||Meteorology Site near Black Mountain summit||1993||2014||21|
|13803||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at D03||1984||2014||30|
|138j10||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at J10||2003||2014||11|
|138l21||Upper Sheep Creek Weather Site at L21||2003||2014||11|
|144||Christmas Meadows Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2014||13|
|145||Breaks Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2014||13|
|163||Meteorology and raingage Site at Dobson Creek headwaters||1999||2014||15|
|166b||Reynolds Mountain East Basin ridge site||2003||2014||11|
|167||Bull Meadow Meteorology and raingage Site||1999||2014||15|
|167b||Western Juniper canopy influenced metoeorological site near Slacks Corner||2005||2014||10|
|174||Headwaters of West Fork Reynolds Creek Meteorology and raingage Site||2001||2014||13|
|176||Reynolds Mountain exposed ridge Meteorology and raingage Site||1983||2014||32|
|176b||Reynolds Mountain East Basin 10-m flux tower||2004||2014||11|
|jdt1||Johnston Draw Tripod #1||2005||2014||9|
|jdt2||Johnston Draw Tripod #2||2005||2014||9|
|jdt2b||Johnston Draw Tripod #2 South Facing Slope Hydraprobe Profile||2010||2014||4|
|jdt3||Johnston Draw Tripod #3||2005||2014||9|
|jdt3b||Johnston Draw Tripod #3 South Facing Slope Hydraprobe Profile||2010||2014||4|
|jdt4||Johnston Draw Tripod #4||2005||2014||9|
|jdt4b||Johnston Draw Tripod #4 South Facing Slope Hydraprobe Profile||2010||2014||4|
|jdt5||Johnston Draw Tripod #5||2005||2014||9|
|rmsp3||Reynolds Mountain wind-sheltered Meteorology and raingage Site||1998||2014||16|
|urt||Reynolds Mountain Upper Ridge Tripod||2003||2014||11|
Not all measurements are represented at each site and measurements may be discontinued once started so more details of sensor history can be found using the following links.