Air and water temperature across the Rio Grande Delta upstream of Elephant Butte Reservoir (March 2022 - September 2022)


Temperature was measured at 15-minute intervals between March 21 and September 17, 2022. The temperature dataset includes: (1) continuous measurements of air temperature from a control location in the Rio Grande Delta, and (2) a combination of air and water temperature from the Rio Grande Delta upstream of Elephant Butte Reservoir, as it became inundated by river flooding and high reservoir levels during a portion of the study. The temperature data were collected with HOBO Tidbit v2 Temp Loggers that were installed on wooden stakes two centimeters above the ground. The purpose of this data collection effort was to determine the amount of time the Rio Grande Delta floodplain was inundated by water to help constrain sedimentation rates.

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Creator Eckland, Abigail ORCID logo; Overeem, Irina (ORCID: 0000-0002-8422-580X); Carlson, Brandee
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID 2203159 RAPID: The effects of extreme drought on sediment transport and deposition in water-supply reservoir
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 104608 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-107.176W, 33.290S, -107.171E, 33.296N); Rio Grande Delta
Temporal Coverage Begin 2022-03-20T00:15:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-09-17T21:30:00Z