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Potential postwildfire debris-flow hazards - A prewildfire evaluation for the Jemez Mountains, north-central New Mexico

Publications Posted on: August 16, 2016
Wildfire can substantially increase the probability of debris flows, a potentially hazardous and destructive form of mass wasting, in landscapes that have otherwise been stable throughout recent history.

Manitou Experimental Forest hourly meteorology data (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: June 08, 2016
This data publication contains hourly meteorological data collected at the Manitou Experimental Forest (MEF) near Woodland Park, Colorado from June 1998 through 2017. Data include hourly average air temperature, relative humidity, photo-synthetically active radiation (PAR), wind direction and speed, as well as rainfall. Also included are hourly average ground temperatures measured at 2, 8, and 20 inches below ground.

Manitou Experimental Forest hourly meteorology data (1st Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data set contains hourly meteorological data collected at the Manitou Experimental Forest (MEF) near Woodland Park, Colorado from June 1998 through 2014. Data include hourly average air temperature, relative humidity, photo-synthetically active radiation (PAR), wind direction and speed, as well as rainfall. Also included are hourly average ground temperatures measured at 2, 8, and 20 inches below ground.

The generation of spring peak flows by short-term meteorological events

Publications Posted on: August 14, 2015
Spring peak flows recorded over a 25-year period in Benton Creek, a small forested watershed in northern Idaho, were studied in their relation to meteorological events. More peak flows were generated by rain-on-snow than by clear-weather snowmelt; the two types of peaks differ in magnitude and in other characteristics.

A method of measuring rainfall on windy slopes

Publications Posted on: August 13, 2015
The object of precipitation measurement, as stated by Brooks (1), is to obtain "a fair sample of the fall reaching the earth's surface over the area represented by the measurement." The area referred to is horizontal, or map area. Even when measured on a slope, precipitation is always expressed as depth of water on a horizontal area.

Instrumental record of debris flow initiation during natural rainfall: Implications for modeling slope stability

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2009
The middle of a hillslope hollow in the Oregon Coast Range failed and mobilized as a debris flow during heavy rainfall in November 1996. Automated pressure transducers recorded high spatial variability of pore water pressure within the area that mobilized as a debris flow, which initiated where local upward flow from bedrock developed into overlying colluvium.

Rainfall, soil moisture, and runoff dynamics in New Mexico pinon-juniper woodland watersheds

Publications Posted on: October 31, 2008
Clearing trees in pinon-juniper woodlands may increase grass cover and infiltration, leading to reduced surface runoff and erosion. This study was conducted to evaluate pinon-juniper hydrology conditions during baseline data collection in a paired watershed study. We instrumented six 1.0 to 1.3 ha experimental watersheds near Santa Fe, NM to collect rainfall, soil moisture, and runoff data.