LTER Climatological & Hydrological Data Access (ClimDB/HydroDB)
The National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
program and many U.S. Forest Service Experimental Research Stations
collect and maintain extensive, long-term ecological databases including
streamflow and meteorological measurements. These databases have been
widely used in intersite comparisons, modeling studies, and land
management-related studies. To facilitate intersite research among the
network of LTER sites, individual sites maintain local climate data in
local information systems while a centralized site continually harvests,
updates, and provides access to all sites' data through a common database.
Common distribution report formats and graphical displays have been
established to meet specific needs of climate data users. Funding from the
U.S. Forest Service has allowed the climate data prototype (ClimDB) to be
improved and expanded to include hydrologic variables (HydroDB).