Southwest Biological Science Center

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Concentrated Solar Power Potential, 2012, Colorado Plateau

Potential for concentrated solar power generation in Wh/sq. m./day determined with the RE Atlas (NREL 2012, Lopez et al. 2012). Lopez, A., B. Roberts, D. Heimiller, N. Blair, and G. Porro. 2012. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. NREL...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Food Web Data, Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2006

These data were compiled for a manuscript that examines the riverine food-web structure of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon dam to its confluence with Lake Mead. Tissue from primary producers (vascular plants and algae) and consumers (aquatic invertebrates and fish) were collected before and after monsoon floods in 2006 along the 388 kilometer segment of the Colorado River in the Southwest...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Undiscovered Continuous Oil, Colorado Plateau

This dataset is based on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessments for “undiscovered” oil resources, which are resources that have not yet been extensively proven by drilling (USGS 2014). Individual resource assessments describe the amount of petroleum resources in units with similar geologic features. We focused on the amount of undiscovered continuous oil because...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Aeolian mass flux, rangeland monitoring site, and unpaved road reach data

These data were compiled for monitoring and analyzing the amount of windblown (aeolian) sediment at 100 cm height near Moab, UT. Big Springs Number Eight (BSNE) field aeolian passive sediment traps are summarized by location and time period in shapefiles. Shapefiles also include attributes used to analyze patterns in the aeolian transport. Three different BSNE shapefiles represent 1) a...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Mine density 2014, Colorado Plateau

Mine density at 10 km2 scale calculated with records from the Mineral Resources Data System (USGS 2011). Records are from pre-Hispanic conquest through 2014. USGS [U.S. Geological Survey]. 2011. Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data: Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS). https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/. Department of the Interior, Reston, Virginia,...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Sand classifications along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon derived from 2002, 2009, and 2013 high-resolution multispectral airborne imagery

These data are remote sensing image-based classification maps of unvegetated river-derived sand along the Colorado River. One map is based on imagery acquired in May 2013 and is a classification of sand located above the wetted river channel in the imagery which was acquired at the approximate contemporary low-flow river discharge of 8,000 cubic feet per second (227 cubic meters per second)...

Date published: January 1, 2018

National Park Service Visitors 2014 Colorado Plateau

Annual visitor records were downloaded for each NPS unit within the study area (Visitor Use Statistics, NPS 2015). NPS [National Park Service]. 2015. NPS Stats: National Park Service visitor use statistics. National Park Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., USA.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Occurrence records and vegetation type data used for species distribution models in the western United States

These data are species distribution information assembled for assessing the impacts of land-use barriers, facilitative interactions with other species, and loss of long-distance animal dispersal on predicted species range patterns for four common species in pinyon-juniper woodlands in the western United States. The layers in the data release are initial distribution records of two kinds: point...

Date published: January 1, 2018

The influence of water temperature on salmonid recruitment and adult size in tailwaters across western North America—Data

These data were used to examine drivers behind changes in water temperature downriver of dams across the western U.S. from 1995-2015 and the influence of such changes on rainbow trout recruitment and rainbow and brown trout adult length. First, we linked reservoir storage capacity and dam size to the warmest monthly water temperature per water year (WY) to assess the influence of low storage...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Projected Change in Aridity Index from 2016-2075 for the Colorado Plateau

Future annual aridity index (AI, precipitation divided by potential evapotranspiration [PET]) was calculated from monthly temperature and precipitation data extracted from 10 General Circulation Models from the Coupled-Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5) downscaled to 1/8° spatial resolution (Maurer et al. 2007, Bureau of Reclamation 2013). The models were selected for...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999: Field Data

The Mojave Vegetation field data were collected to provide context for the classification of the Central Mojave Desert into various vegetation classes. The field data consist of five CSV tables, recovered from their original Microsoft Access format, that together describe the vegetative, environmental and geomorphic properties of the Central Mojave Desert at the time of collection, 1997-1999....

Date published: January 1, 2018

Humpback Chub (Gila cypha) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Joint Mark-Recapture Data and Model, Colorado River, Arizona

These data were compiled for a joint mark-recapture analysis of humpback chub and rainbow trout and include capture histories for both species, as well as environmental covariates associated with monthly time steps used to measure survival and growth and environmental covariates used to predict capture probability during each sampling trip. This worksheet also include parameter estimates and...