This data set includes precipitation chemisty from 20 funnel collectors on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Variables measured include volume, NO3-N, NH4-N, SO4, Cl, Na, K, Ca, Mg, and PO4. The sample interval depends on the frequency of significant precipitations events. Field collection of precipitation chemistry samples occurred as soon after a significant precipitation event as possible (usually within a week after the event). In some cases collection of precipitation chemistry samples occurred more often than meteorlogical station samples (summer, fall), and sometimes less often (winter, spring). Precipitation chemistry samples were collected only when there was enough sample to allow for complete chemical analysis, (usually greater than 100mls). After 1995 all samples continued to be collected for volume but only an a partial set of the samples continued to be analyzed for inorganic nutrients.


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This dataset was originally published on the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Data Portal,, and potentially via other repositories or portals as described. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the source data package is doi:10.6073/pasta/d44f1fc24b685c33d3fdafdab4c84268, and may be accessed at Metadata and files included in this record mirror as closely as possible the source data and documentation, with the provenance metadata and quality report generated by the LTER portal reproduced here as '*-provenance.xml' and *-report.html' files, respectively.


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Temporal coverage

1989-01-01 - 2008-12-31

Spatial coverage

Deep Well Meteorological Station (No. 40) is about half way between Black Butte and FivePoints. It is about 200 m west of the road.South Gate Meteorological Station (No. 41) is located about 2 km north of the south boundary of the Sevilleta on the east side of the refugeCerro Montoso Meteorological Station (No. 42) is at the eastern edge of the Sevilleta in a small bowl - Montosa Draw. Cerro Montoso is just to the south and there is a lower set of hills to the north.Savanna (also called Lower Goat Draw) Meteorological Station (No. 48) is at the north-eastern edge of the Sevilleta in lower Goat Draw. In low hills just west of the Goat Draw wash and about 1 km up the wash.Blue Grama Meteorological Station (No. 50) is located on the eastern edge of Mckenzie Flats near base of Los Pinos Mountains. About 1 mile south of old ranch headquarters about 200 m west of roadBronco Well Meteorological Station (No. 45) is located on the west side of the Sevilleta, near the north boundary of the refuge and about halfway between the Rio Grande and the western boundary of the refuge. Area is generally Colorado Plateau grassland.Red Tank Meteorological Station (No. 43) is located on a low ridge which overlooks the confluence of 2 smallwatersheds to the west. The station is located about 100 m to the west of where the road to Red Tank ends at the diversion channel.Rio Salado Meteorological Station (No. 44) is located about 3 km West I-25 just south of the Rio Salado. Site is accessed by taking San Acacia exit, going west and then taking the frontage road back north to the Sevilleta gate. After entering the refuge turn left after about .2 mi and take this road about 1.4 mi to a T in the road at the power lines. An earthen berm stops road travel here and the station is located about 300 m west on the blocked road.



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knb-lter-sev.2.329007-metadata.html (193 kB)
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knb-lter-sev.2.329007-provenance.xml (3 kB)
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knb-lter-sev.2.329007-report.html (27 kB)
Show original LTER Network Data Portal ingest report

sev002_pptchem_20110712.txt (353 kB)
Data in TXT format


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