DS-777 Average Annual Actual Evapotranspiration, 2000 to 2009, in inches estimated from the Simplified-Surface-Energy-Balance (SSEB) Model for the High Plains Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The water-budget components geodatabase contains selected data from maps in the, "Selected Approaches to Estimate Water-Budget Components of the High Plains, 1940 through 1949 and 2000 through 2009" report (Stanton and others, 2011). Data were collected and synthesized from existing climate models including the Parameter-Elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM) (Daly and others, 1994), and the Snow accumulation and ablation model (SNOW-17) (Anderson, 2006), and used in soil-water balance models to compute various components of a water budget. The methodologies used to compute the averages and volumes for the data in this geodatabase are slightly different for different components and models.

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Metadata Date January 1, 2012
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 26, 2013 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 1, 2012
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 26, 2013 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Area (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: This data set is not intended for use at larger scales than the resolution of the data set., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -96.222657
Bbox North Lat 43.807131
Bbox South Lat 31.594384
Bbox West Long -106.019428
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Licence Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this data, software, or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 101-20-00
Temporal Extent End 1231-20-09

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