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Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho (Climate)

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posted on 2024-02-13, 14:01 authored by Clayton Hanson

An extensive, 33 year (1964-1996), climatic database has been developed for three climate stations on the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) located near the north end of the Owyhee Mountains in southwest Idaho. The longest records (1964-1996) are for daily maximum and minimum temperature. The length of record for other weather elements that include relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, daily Class A pan evaporation and barometric pressure varies, but in general is from 1974-1996. Weather sensors have varied from hygrothermographs with spring-driven clocks and charts to electronic sensors with the data telemetered daily to the Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC) office in Boise, Idaho. Most of the data, since the early 1980's, were measured and stored electronically, therefore, hourly data are available for most climatic elements between the early 1980's and 1996. These data can be accessed from the USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center database.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Climate Data.

    File Name:

    Resource Description: Climate data




Data contact name

Seyfried, Mark

Data contact email


USDA Agricultural Research Service

Temporal Extent Start Date


Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • inlandWaters

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Great Basin
  • Long-Term Agroecosystem Research

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

climate; streams; watersheds; mountains; Idaho; temperature; relative humidity; solar radiation; wind speed; evaporation; atmospheric pressure; electronic sensing

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 211
  • 215

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Hanson, Clayton (2021). Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho (Climate). USDA Agricultural Research Service.