To support the hydrology studies in the Sierra Ladrones Study Basin, a network of moisture potential sensors and temperature sensors wereinstalled in the stream-channel sediments and adjacent soils atvarious locations up thru the watersheds in 1992. Two rain gaugeswere also added up through the watershed gradient to complement therain gauge on the weather station (Met43) at the base of the watershedto provide a better measure of moisture inputs to these watersheds.This file contains data for 1992 to 1994.
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1992-07-31 - 1994-04-08
Ladron Foothills sites include Red Tank and Two-22 in the foothills of the Sierra Ladrones on the West side of the refuge.Sierra Ladrones Study Basin (SLSB). The study area is in a series of small watersheds in the north- west corner of the Sevilleta Wildlife refuge. These watersheds originate in the foothills of the Sierra Ladrones. The total area of the drainage being monitored is about 170 ha. This drainage is the combination of 2 smaller drainges: Veanado (67 ha) and Abeja (102 ha). This specific monitoring location is in the main channel of the Abeja/Venado wash and is half-way between the Abeja/Venado confluence and the diversion dam.Sierra Ladrones Study Basin (SLSB): The study area is in a series of small watersheds in the north-west corner of the Sevilleta Wildlife refuge. These watersheds originate in the foothills of the Sierra Ladrones. The total area of the drainage being monitored is about 170 ha. This drainage is the combination of 2 smaller drainges: Veanado (67 ha) and Abeja (102 ha).This specific monitoring location is about 650 m up the Abeja channel from the previous location. Here bedrock forces any streamflow to the surface. There is also a spring at this location from which water originates during relatively wetter periodsThis specific monitoring location is about another 350 m up the Abeja channel from the previous location. Here 2 first-order watersheds Yucca and Ensenal come together to form Abeja. Again sensors were located in each channel.This site is about 400 m up the Ensenal drainage channel at the head-cut of the channel and in small forming channel. Sensors were also placed in the soils at this location.
Molles, Manuel; Moore, Douglas I. (2016-03-07): Sierra Ladrones Study Basin (SLSB) Sediment Micro Climate Research in Watersheds at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico (1992-1995). Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e52585aa4adc393e38e4070d2d363dcc