[Parameters: Topic='AGRICULTURE', Term='FOREST SCIENCE', Variable_Level_1='FOREST MENSURATION']
Climatic Aspects of Water Balance and Forest Growth in the Central AppalachiansEntry ID: USDA0541
Abstract: The purpose of "Climatic Aspects of Water Balance and Forest
Growth in the Central Appalachians" is to aid in the
understanding of relationships between water balance of a
forested watershed and climatic parameters; to develop
relationships between basal growth of trees and climatic
parameters; and to use these relationships and projections of
climate change for predicting the possible effects of ... global
warming on water resources and forest growth in the Central
Collection Organization: West Virginia University
Collection Methodology: A network for computing topographic
parameters, global radiation, and net radiation of a mountainous
terrain was developed and applied to a forested Appalachian
watershed encompassing 39.2 ha (Watershed4, U.S. Forest Service
at Parsons West Virginia, 32 degrees 20'N, 79 degrees 40'W).
Monthly sums of global radiation and net radiation were computed
for 432 triangular segments covering the whole watershed area
for the period of 40 years (1951-1990).
Collection Frequency: This aspect of project ended; now working
on growth of forest stand in watershed during last 80 years.
Update Characteristics: N/A
Data Center: West Virginia University
Dissemination Media: Paper-based publications only
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: There are no legal restrictions to access
but the dataset is not available online.
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Start Date: 1951-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Phone: 304-478-2000 Ext. 133
Northeastern Forest Experiment Station P.O. Box 404
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 26287
Phone: 304-293-2941 Ext. 2425
West Virginia University Forestry Department 322 Percival P.O. Box 6125
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 26506
Fu, H. 1992. Climatic aspects of energy and water balances of a
forested Appalachian watershed. Morgantown, WV : Thesis,
Division of Forestry, West Virginia University. 140 pp.
Fu, H., S.J. Tajchman, and J.N. Kochenderfer. 1995. Topography
and radiation exchange of a mountainous watershed. J. Appl.
Meteor., Vol. 34, pp. 890-901.
Tajchman, S.J., Fu, H., Kochenderfer, J.N., and Chunshen, P.
1995. Spatial characteristics of topography, energy exchange, &
forest cover in a central Appalachian watershed. In:
Proceedings of the 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference,
Morgantown, WV, March 5-8, 1995. Northeastern Forest Experiment
Station, General Technical Report NE-192. p.297-314.
Tajchman, S.J., Kochenderfer, J.N., and Fu, H. 1995. Water and
energy balance of a forested Appalachian watershed. Abstracts
of Invited Papers, IUFRO XX World Congress, 6-12 August, 1995,
Tampere, Finland, p. 33.
Tajchman, S., Benyon, R., Bren, L., Kochenderfer, J., and Pan,
C. 1996. On spatial variability of above-ground forest biomass.
Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 11, No. 5, p.383-386.
Tajchman, S.J., Fu, H., and Kochenderfer, J.N. 1997. Water and
energy balance of a forested Appalachian watershed. Agricultural
and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 84, p.61-68.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-19