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Date published: January 1, 2018

Population dynamics of humpback chub, rainbow trout and brown trout in the Colorado River in its Grand Canyon Reach: fit and sim input data

These data were compiled to fit an integrated population model of brown trout in the Glen Canyon Reach of the Colorado River and test different hypotheses regarding the driver of brown trout population dynamics. Also, data were compiled as inputs for a model to simulate population dynamics and species interactions among brown trout, rainbow trout and humpback chub in the Colorado River betwee...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Forest Service Visits 2014 Colorado Plateau

We calculated the intensity of recreation visitation in 2014 based on Forest Service (FS) visits reported in the National Visitor Use Monitoring System at the level of a National Forest (English et. al., 2002). Recreation use on FS lands is tracked at five-year intervals (2010–2014), therefore these data represent a rough estimate of potential 2014 visits. English, D.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999: Plots Points and Repeat Photographs

The Mojave Plots Points data are 1,219 plot locations in the Central Mojave Desert where field data were recorded and repeat photographs were taken from 1997-1999 to provide context for the classification of the Central Mojave Desert into various vegetation classes. The 1,219 plot locations in the plots points shapefile (plots_points.shp) are each assigned a unique identifier called the

Date published: January 1, 2018

Acoustic backscatter—Data and Python Code

These data were compiled for investigating the relationship between acoustic backscattering by riverbeds composed of various riverbed substrates (bed sediment), and for developing and testing a probabilistic model for substrate classification based on high-frequency multibeam acoustic backscatter. The model is described in Buscombe et al. (2017). The data consist of various quantities on...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Continuous Detection PIT Array - Data and Models

These data represent a set of capture histories of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss or RBT) captured in the Colorado River (CR) and(or) detected on the multiplexer array in the Little Colorado River (LCR). Capture trips to the Colorado River occurred in April 2012, July 2012, September 2012, January 2013, April 2013, July 2013, September 2013, January 2014, Apri

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 storag...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Undiscovered Natural Gas Liquids Colorado Plateau

This dataset is based on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessments for “undiscovered” natural gas liquid 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 quantified the density of natural gas liqu

Date published: January 1, 2018

River Valley Sediment Connectivity Data, Colorado River, Grand Canyon

This workbook contains spatial data on the hydrology, sedimentology, and vegetation extent within the Colorado River corridor from 60 to 78 miles (97 to 125 kilometers) downstream from Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona. In combination with the accompanying MATLAB scripts, these data were used to generate the results within the accompanying manuscript (Kasprak et al., Quantifying and Foreca

Date published: January 1, 2018

Wind Power Potential 2010 Colorado Plateau

Areas with high potential for utility-grade wind power were based on wind energy adjusted to 80 m and excluding protected areas and land-cover types unsuitable for wind installations (Elliot et. al. 1986, NREL 2010). Data were originally in classes, 3-7, but were assigned 1/0 values for this dataset, and then averaged to create a 10 km2 grid. See citations for details on raw data.

Date published: January 1, 2018

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

The Central Mojave Vegetation Polygons shapefile represents areas of the Mojave Desert classified into vegetation classes or alliances representative of the area from 1997-1999. The classification of these areas were derived from context gathered in the field data, repeat photographs and additional satellite imagery that is not included in this data release. The original map coverage was...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Convergent Validity between Willingness to Pay Elicitation Methods

These data were complied for the primary analysis underlying the results presented in the manuscript associated with these data (see Larger Work Citation). The data was collected from a 2015 survey of private party Grand Canyon boaters. The open document file contains 3 data sheets: 1) variables used in the Table 2 comparison of samples, 2) the core dichotomous choice contingent valu

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.