Dataset

The Basin Characterization Model

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Basic Information

The Basin Characterization Model (BCM) dataset is historical and projected climate and hydrology data at a 270 meter resolution, relevant for watershed-scale evaluation and planning. These data have formed the basis for multiple research projects and vulnerability assessments in California, providing a common base-layer and set of assumptions for conservation and resource management planning.

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Disclaimer: 
The data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from their authorized or unauthorized use. Although the data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from their authorized or unauthorized use. Limitations of use: The user of this data should be aware that these model outputs are intended for watershed-scale evaluation. Use of the data for analyses at a scale smaller than the planning watershed is not intended and could yield misleading results.
Creator: 
Flint, Lorraine E., Alan L. Flint, USGS Water Science Center
Contributor: 
Thorne, James H., Ryan Boynton, UC Davis
Publisher: 
The Climate Commons and USGS
Spatial Resolution: 
270m
Temporal Coverage: 
1910-2099
Date Issued: 
2014