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Title: Watershed Functional Scientific Focus Area

The Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (SFA) is developing a predictive understanding of how mountainous watersheds retain and release water, nutrients, carbon, and metals. In particular, the SFA is developing understanding and tools to measure and predict how droughts, early snowmelt, and other perturbations impact downstream water availability and biogeochemical cycling at episodic to decadal timescales.
Product Type:
Project
Project Lead:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Research Org(s):
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (United States); Bugs Unlimited, Crested Buttte, CO (United States); Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV (United States); Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO (United States); University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ (United States); UC Merced, Merced, CA (United States); Subsurface Insights, Hanover, NH (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Geolocation:
-122.246343,37.875069
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; east river watershed; upper colorado river basin; mountainous watersheds; carbon; subsystems; snowmelt; watershed hydrology; biogeochemistry; water; ecohydrology; organomineral
OSTI Identifier:
1374180
Project Location:
Berkeley, CA
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  1. Sediment samples were collected during installation of monitoring borehole CMT-03. Microcosms were constructed and inoculated under anerobic conditions with these sediments and anaerobic Rifle artificial groundwater. Microcosm metagenomes and metatranscriptomes were sampled every 5 days for a period of 20 days. The dataset gives gene-level annotations, binning, metagenomic and metatranscriptomic coverages for these microcosms.
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    DOE Contract Number:
    AC02-05CH11231
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    Research Org:
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
    Sponsoring Org:
    USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  2. Airborne LiDAR data were acquired over the study area on August 10th, 2015, using a Riegl Q1560 dual-channel LiDAR system mounted on a Piper Navajo. The survey was performed by Quantum Spatial in collaboration with Eagle Mapping Ltd. The data complies with the USGS QL1 standard [Heideman, 2014] with the point density more than 8 pulse per m2.
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    DOE Contract Number:
    AC02-05CH11231
    Publication Date:
    Research Org:
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
    Sponsoring Org:
    USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
  3. The data package consolidates water year 2016 stream, rain, snow and groundwater data used by Carroll et al. (2018) for end-member mixing analysis to isolate seasonal stream source within the East River, CO. Stream concentration and daily discharge are provided for the 11 sub-basins of the East River. The Inouye well defines deep groundwater. Weekly rain is collected at Bradley, Forest, LMWL and 403. Snow pits and snow melt chemistry are defined at multiple sites across the East River. Solutes provided include Mg, Ca, Sr, U, Cl, SO4, DIC, d2H and d18O. Carroll, R., Bearup, L., Brown, W., Dong, W.,more » Bill, M., and K.H. Williams. 2018. Factors controlling groundwater and solute flux from snow-dominated basins. Hydrological Processes. Special Issue Water in the Critical Zone. 1-6. DOI:10.1002/hyp.13151. « less
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    DOE Contract Number:
    AC02-05CH11231
    Publication Date:
    Research Org:
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
    Sponsoring Org:
    USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)