South Fork Caspar Creek Understory Evapotranspiration Data - 2019

  • Salli F Dymond (Creator)
  • Shelby R Hammerschmidt (Creator)



This dataset consists of evapotranspiration rates measured from different understory trees, shrubs, and ferns at the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds in northern California. Evapotranspiration rates were collected from 5 species at two times (June and July 2019) across five topgraphic positions ranging from streamside up to the ridgetop. Measurement species were located across a range of disturbance severities to test the hypothesis that changing light and water dynamics from different levels of disturbance will affect understory plant water use. Evapotranspiration rates were collected using a hand-made portable rapid ET chamber.

ET_master.csv contains the understory plant evapotranspiration rates and site data ET_master_metadata.txt contains the associated metadata

Funding information
Sponsorship: NSF-EAR-1807165; USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionMay 15 2019 - Aug 15 2019

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