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Hydrological and meteorological data from research catchments at the Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota, USA

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Year Published

2021

Publication

Hydrological Processes

Abstract

The Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF) in northern Minnesota, USA, with hydrological research and monitoring of peatland catchments in a low-topographic relief landscape, contrasts with the mountainous terrain that typifies most research catchments. Six research catchments were instrumented and hydrological and meteorological monitoring was initiated during 1960. Paired-catchment studies, which started during 1969, have been used to assess land management and environmental change effects on forests, water availability, and biogeochemistry. Over the decades, the research and collaborations have proliferated to include new monitoring and ecosystem experiments. We provide an overview of available datasets and access information for hydrological and meteorological data. Data on streamflow, water table elevation, precipitation, snow, ground frost, air temperature, soil moisture, upland runoff, and water chemistry are discoverable with associated metadata and are archived through several Web-based, community repositories. The research programme is ongoing and we anticipate updates on an annual or more frequent basis. Additionally, we aim to release other physical, chemical, and isotopic measurements associated with long-term catchment monitoring and studies at the MEF.

Keywords

bog hydrology; monitoring; northern peatlands; streamflow; upland forest; upland-peatland catchments; water table elevation

Citation

Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Lany, Nina K.; Roman, Daniel Tyler; Burdick, Jacob M.; Kyllander, Richard L.; Verry, Elon Sandy; Kolka, Randall K. 2021. Hydrological and meteorological data from research catchments at the Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota, USA. Hydrological Processes. 35(3): e14092. 9 p. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14092.

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