Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content

Interpolated precipitation data (first interval) for 120 point locations within limestone cedar glades at Stones River National Battlefield near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

This dataset contains data collected within limestone cedar glades at Stones River National Battlefield (STRI) near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This dataset represents interpolated estimates of precipitation (in decimal inches) for 120 quadrat locations (points) within 12 selected cedar glades, for a period of time from 6 days (144 hours) prior to the field visit day up until 3 days (72 hours) prior to the field visit day. At each field visit, precipitation data was collected at four rain gauges installed at STRI. Rain gauge measurements were obtained on the following dates (which correspond to 3 days prior to the fields in the dataset): February 3, 2012; March 2, 2012; March 30, 2012; April 20, 2012; May 22, 2012; June 18, 2012; July 16, 2012; August 20, 2012; September 24, 2012; November 22, 2012, December 14, 2012; January 18, 2013; February 15, 2013; March 16, 2013; April 12, 2013; and May 10, 2013. Points were classified into four groups (identified by the field "Group") and were visited on a rotating sampling schedule, such that each group of points was visited roughly once every four months. ArcGIS version10 software (Esri, Redlands, CA, USA) was used to interpolate a raster surface between these rain gauges so that estimated precipitation values could be assigned to the 120 points used for hydrologic monitoring. First, a raster file was created based on an Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) algorithm using rain gauge data as inputs, the default output cell size, and the default power of 2. Then, cell values from the interpolated raster were extracted to the 120 hydrologic monitoring points. Missing values (points not measured on a given day) are indicated by the value -99999.Detailed descriptions of experimental design, field data collection procedures, laboratory procedures, and data analysis are presented in Cartwright (2014).References:Cartwright, J. (2014). Soil ecology of a rock outcrop ecosystem: abiotic stresses, soil respiration, and microbial community profiles in limestone cedar glades. Ph.D. dissertation, Tennessee State University.Cofer, M., Walck, J., and Hidayati, S. (2008). Species richness and exotic species invasion in Middle Tennessee cedar glades in relation to abiotic and biotic factors. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 135(4), 540–553.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI EDI

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:55afcc4ae4b09a3b01b51d89
Data Last Modified 20200821
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Harvest Object Id 279e225d-a4fb-47a5-ac03-4c236d67e86c
Harvest Source Id 52bfcc16-6e15-478f-809a-b1bc76f1aeda
Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -86.439035,35.870747,-86.433061,35.874084
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0f6711596f58666a0b6553f6e3e492cf325f9cc9ee90f977f317b3d184a5f91d
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -86.439035, 35.870747, -86.439035, 35.874084, -86.433061, 35.874084, -86.433061, 35.870747, -86.439035, 35.870747}

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.