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GIS30 GIS Coverages Defining Sample Locations for Abiotic Datasets on Konza Prairie (1972-present)

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These data show sample locations for various abiotic data collected on Konza Prairie (rain gauges, soil moisture, and stream data). Included in these data are the locations for 12 rain gauges (GIS300) on Konza Prairie. The Konza headquarters weather station formerly consisted of two gauges which were operated year-round. The Konza headquarters weather station currently consists of one Otto-Pluvio2 gauge which is operated year-round. The remaining Konza-operated gauges run from April 1 to November 1. These data are to be used in conjunction with the APT01 (precipitation) dataset. GIS305 defines the locations where measurements of soil moisture (%volume) are taken on Konza Prairie. These data are to be used in conjunction with the ASM01 (soil moisture) dataset. GIS309 defines the locations within watershed N4D of soil sampler nests. In Jan 2020, we separated the original GIS310 file 'Wells in N4D' into GIS310 'Wells in N4D' and GIS309 'Soil Sampler Nests'. Prior to then, soil sampler nests and wells were combined in GIS310. GIS310 defines the locations within watershed N4D where samples are taken for analyzing the belowground water chemistry of the watershed. These data are to be used in conjunction with the AGW01 dataset. GIS311 defines the locations of 14 wells at two sites along Kings Creek. Depth and nutrient content of groundwater is measured at these sites. These data are to be used in conjunction with the AGW02 dataset. GIS315 defines the locations of stream sampling stations within multiple Konza watersheds. These data are to be used in conjunction with the NWC, ASS, ASD, and ASW datasets. GIS320 defines the locations of the rainfall collectors used to collect the samples analyzed as a part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program. These data are to be used in conjunction with the ANA01 dataset.

These data are available to download as zipped shapefiles (.zip), compressed Google Earth KML layers (.kmz).

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230

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GIS30

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Information relevant to the GIS data encoding

There are 11 raingauges at 10 sites on Konza Prairie. Three sites (HQ1, 020A and 002C; SE) have 7-day clocks (one revolution per week), while the other 8 have 24-hour clocks (one revolution per day). The Konza headquarters weather station has one of each type and both are operated year-round. The remaining raingauges are operated from April 1 to November 1. This data may be used in conjunction with the Precipitation on Konza Prairie collected at 12 rainfall gauges (APT01) dataset for spatially explicit analyses of these data.Horizontal Coordinate System Name:Transverse Mercator

Datum: D North American 1983
Reference Ellipsoid: Name: GRS 1980 Semi Axis: 6378137.0
Meridian: Greenwich
Projection Name : Transverse Mercator

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