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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-57
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04 May 2018
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Hydrometeorological Data from Baker Creek Research Watershed, Northwest Territories, Canada
Christopher Spence and Newell Hedstrom Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatoon, SK Canada
Abstract. It is uncommon to collect long term coordinated hydrometeorological and hydrological data in northern circumpolar regions. However, such datasets can be very valuable for engineering design, improving environmental prediction tools or detecting change. This dataset documents physiographic, hydrometeorological and hydrological conditions in the Baker Creek Research Watershed from 2003 to 2016. Baker Creek drains water from 155 km2 of subarctic Canadian Shield terrain in Canada's Northwest Territories. Seasonal half hourly hydrometeorological data were collected from representative locations, including exposed Precambrian bedrock ridges, peatlands, open black spruce forest and lakes. Hydrometeorological data includes radiation fluxes, rainfall, temperature, humidity, winds, barometric pressure, and turbulent energy fluxes. Terrestrial sites were monitored for ground temperature and soil moisture. Spring maximum snowpack water equivalent, depth and density data are included. Daily streamflow data are available from a series of nested watersheds ranging from in size from 9 to 128 km2. These data are unique in this remote region and provide scientific and engineering communities with an opportunity to advance understanding of geophysical processes and improve infrastructure resiliency. The data described here are available at: https://www.frdr.ca/repo/handle/doi:10.20383/101.026
Citation: Spence, C. and Hedstrom, N.: Hydrometeorological Data from Baker Creek Research Watershed, Northwest Territories, Canada, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-57, in review, 2018.
Christopher Spence and Newell Hedstrom
Christopher Spence and Newell Hedstrom

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Baker Creek Research Catchment Hydrometeorological and Hydrological Data C. Spence and N. Hedstrom https://doi.org/10.20383/101.026
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