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A Community-Engaged Weather and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in the Roaring Fork Catchment of the Colorado River Headwaters
  • Elise Osenga,
  • Julie Vano,
  • James Arnott
Elise Osenga
Aspen Global Change Institute

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Julie Vano
Aspen Global Change Institute
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James Arnott
Aspen Global Change Institute
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Local community and research interest to better understand regional climate change impacts has led to the establishment of a long-term soil moisture and weather observation network in the Roaring Fork catchment of the Colorado River Headwaters. This catchment-wide suite of 10 stations collects frequent and continuous data on soil moisture, soil temperature, rain, air temperature, relative humidity, and (at some stations) snow across an elevational gradient from 1,800m to 3,680m in elevation. We demonstrate how this effort can support research on mountain hydrology with applications for resource management and climate change adaptation decision making. We also share perspectives on the value and opportunities a community science approach can bring to catchment studies moving forward. All data from this project are publicly available.
01 Oct 2020Submitted to Hydrological Processes
03 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
09 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
22 Jan 20211st Revision Received
22 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
22 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
22 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
30 Jan 20212nd Revision Received
30 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
30 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept