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Modeling Soil Moisture in the Mojave Desert
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2008_1100

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Summary
Abstract: This publication describes soil moisture modeling in the Mojave Desert. It provides a general background on the process of pedogenesis, or soil development, which is a major factor affecting soil moisture properties. Soil texture changes with pedogenesis, which, in turn, affects soil moisture. Soil moisture is vital to plant survival, and therefore to the survival of all desert organisms associated with plants. Developing soil moisture models provides valuable information that can be used in predicting the impacts of disturbance, an area's ability to recover from disturbance, and in making land management decisions.

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Description: Report on Modeling Soil Moisture in the Mojave Desert.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 32.0   E: -112.0   W: -122.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David M. Miller, Debra Hughson, and Kevin M. Schmidt
Dataset Title: Modeling Soil Moisture in the Mojave Desert
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 2008-1100
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1100/
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL F. DIGGLES
Phone: (650) 329-5404
Email: mdiggles at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: 3 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (650) 329-4923
Fax: (650) 329-4936
Email: dmiller at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Rd
MS 975
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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