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GCIP/ESOP-97: GCIP Large Scale Area-North Central ESOP-97


The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale International Project (GCIP) Enhanced Seasonal Observing Period - 1997 (ESOP-97) takes place in the Upper Mississippi River basin as a data collection effort in a Large Scale Area (LSA) of the entire Mississippi River basin. The Upper Mississippi River basin provides a number of watershed areas that are potentionally useful for focused hydrologic studies. The ESOP-97 dataset constitutes the second GCIP ESOP dataset during the GCIP five year Enhanced Observing Period (EOP).


The primary objectives for ESOP-97 are: (1) to develop a comprehensive meteorologic and hydrologic dataset for diagnostic, evaluation, and modeling studies in a region where snow is an important hydrologic factor (the LSA-North Central); and (2) to conduct studies unique to the LSA-NC during the late fall, winter, and early spring seasons including issues such as frozen soil processes, snow hydrology, among others.

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GCMD Name G - I > GCIP > GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project > 70ea1650-902a-4022-8103-3c7a1fb3bc44
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1996-10-01 00:00:00
End Date 1997-05-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 50.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 37.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -99.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.00

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Parent project GCIP: GEWEX Continental-scale International Projects