1981-2010 Precipitation for Southern California

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Basic Information

The dataset consist of 270 m resolution data extracted from the Basin Characterization Model for a southern California study area totaling 375 watersheds at the HUC12 scale (USGS Hydrologic Unit Code) and covering 35,158 km2 (8,687,731 acres) which encompasses the Angeles, Los Padres, Cleveland, and San Bernardino National Forests. This extract consists of the 1981-2010 precipitation data.

The dataset is a product of a three year study by UC Davis and the USFS to undertake a quantification and valuation of six ecosystem services across four national forests in southern California. The work is funded by the USFS Pacific Southwest, the USFS Pacific Northwest’s Western Wildland Environmental Threats Assessment Center, and California Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Flint, Lorraine E. and Alan L. Flint
Hollander, Allan D. and Emma C. Underwood
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Spatial Resolution: 
270 meters
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Date Issued: 
December 2016
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