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Precipitation and Temperature over the Great Salt Lake and its Basin


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Created: Oct 24, 2023 at 5:19 p.m.
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Abstract

Precipitation and Temperature data over the Great Salt Lake (GSL) and its basin for modeling and analyses in support of declining lake levels.

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Coverage

Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
42.8388°
East Longitude
-110.6139°
South Latitude
39.5827°
West Longitude
-113.3984°

Content

README.txt

This resource holds precipitation and temperature data for the Great Salt Lake Basin.
10/29/23

Area Average Climate time series
GSL_Prism_ppt_ann.csv.  Annual precipitation from PRISM and GridMet downloaded from https://www.climateengine.org/ for the Lake Only, Main Basins, and Entire Basin and Lake.
GSL_Prism_monthly_ppt_mm.csv.  Monthly precipitation from PRISM and GridMet downloaded from https://www.climateengine.org/ for the Lake Only, Main Basins, and Entire Basin and Lake.
GSL_Prism_monthly_Tmax_C.csv.  Monthly maximum temperature from PRISM downloaded from https://www.climateengine.org/ for the Lake Only, Main Basins, and Entire Basin and Lake.
GSL_Prism_monthly_Tmin_C.csv.  Monthly minimum temperature from PRISM downloaded from https://www.climateengine.org/ for the Lake Only, Main Basins, and Entire Basin and Lake.

Climate Station time series
GSL_clim_stations_annual_P_mm.csv.  Annual (Water Year) precipitation for 9 long record climate stations in the GSL Basin.
GSL_clim_stations_monthly_P_mm.csv.  Monthly precipitation for 9 long record climate stations in the GSL Basin.
GSL_clim_stations_monthly_Tmax_C.csv.  Monthly maximum temperature for 9 long record climate stations in the GSL Basin.
GSL_clim_stations_monthly_Tmin_C.csv. Monthly minimum temperature for 9 long record climate stations in the GSL Basin.

Climate station information
GSL_clim_stations_ghcn.csv. Location, name and other attributes of 9 long record climate stations in the GSL Basin

Folder GISShapefiles
GSLSubbasins.shp.  Polygon shapes for the GSL Basins and Lake
Lakeonly.shp.  Lake polygon shapefile used to download lake only data from Climate Engine
MainBasins.shp.  Combination (Dissolve) of Bear, Jordan/Provo and Weber Basins used to download lake only data from Climate Engine
FullBasinAndLake.shp.  Combination (Dissolve) of all basins and the lake into a single polygon used to download lake only data from Climate Engine.

GHCNData Folder.  Raw data files downloaded from Global historical climatology network (GHCN) https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/daily/by_station/

ClimateEngineDownload Folder. Raw time series files downloaded from Climate Engine https://www.climateengine.org/

GSLPrecipTemperatureNotes.docx.  Notes document on data preparation and sites.
GSLPT.R. R script used to process the data
GetFromGHCN.R.  R functions used in the R Script.

Data Services

The following web services are available for data contained in this resource. Geospatial Feature and Raster data are made available via Open Geospatial Consortium Web Services. The provided links can be copied and pasted into GIS software to access these data. Multidimensional NetCDF data are made available via a THREDDS Data Server using remote data access protocols such as OPeNDAP. Other data services may be made available in the future to support additional data types.

Related Resources

This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Collection of Great Salt Lake Data David Tarboton  Public &  Shareable Open Access

Credits

Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
Utah Water Research Laboratory UWRL State Funding to support GSL Analysis
National Science Foundation HDR Institute: Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment 2118329

How to Cite

Tarboton, D. (2023). Precipitation and Temperature over the Great Salt Lake and its Basin, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/654daab6d2a04d8f828c075dd5e7dcdb

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