NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Upper Snake River 415 Year Streamflow Reconstructions

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This archived Paleoclimatology Study is available from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), under the World Data Service (WDS) for Paleoclimatology. The associated NCEI study type is Climate Reconstruction. The data include parameters of climate reconstructions|tree ring with a geographic location of Idaho, United States Of America. The time period coverage is from 359 to -55 in calendar years before present (BP). See metadata information for parameter and study location details. Please cite this study when using the data.
  • Cite as: Wise, E.K. (2010-12-07): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Upper Snake River 415 Year Streamflow Reconstructions . [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/9890. Accessed [date].
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Coverage Description Date Range: 1591 AD to 2005 AD; Date Range: 359 cal yr BP to -55 cal yr BP;
Time Period 1591 to 2005
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.8575
S: 43.3327
E: -110.59
W: -111.6844
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-07
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Data update frequency not available
Supplemental Information
STUDY NOTES: Wise 2010 tree-ring reconstruction of streamflow at three gages in the upper Snake River. Reconstruction is of total annual (water year) flow in acre-feet. The reconstructed gage records are for the following gages: (1) Jackson Lake at Dam on Snake River near Moran, WY (2) south fork of the Snake River at Palisades Dam, ID (3) Snake River near Heise, ID. Reconstruction is based on 3 tree-ring chronologies: FMT Douglas fir (S. Gray): 42.96°N, 109.77°W, 2300m, 1507-2006AD HRI Limber pine (Teton Science School): 43.30°N, 110.67°W, 2000m 1505-2006AD RDH Limber pine (E. Wise): 43.62°N, 110.44°W, 2300m, 1322-2006AD The RDH chronology is archived in the International Tree Ring Data Bank (ITRDB): http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/treering.html Instrumental data was supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet). See Wise (2010) for more complete description of data and methods.
ABSTRACT SUPPLIED BY ORIGINATOR: Tree ring samples collected near the Snake River headwaters were augmented with preexisting tree ring chronologies to create a 415 year reconstruction of upper Snake River streamflow, extending the short instrumental record and providing the first description of multicentury water supply variability in this river. Results indicate that the region's early 21st century drought is severe even in the context of long-term climatic variability and that the instrumental record is representative of low-flow individual years. In terms of overall magnitude, droughts of the recent past are eclipsed by a sustained low-flow period lasting for over 30 years in the early to mid-1600s. A comparison of reconstructed Snake River flow with streamflow reconstructions of the Colorado, Sacramento, and Verde rivers suggests that changes in the predominance of zonal versus meridional atmospheric flow may have influenced drought patterns in the western United States through time.
Purpose Records of past temperature, precipitation, and other climate variables derived from paleoclimate proxies. Parameter keywords describe what was measured in this data set. Additional summary information can be found in the abstracts of papers listed in the data set citations.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Wise, E.K. (2010-12-07): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Upper Snake River 415 Year Streamflow Reconstructions . [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/9890. Accessed [date].
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Cited Authors
  • Wise, E.K.
Originators
  • Wise, E.K.
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Paleoclimate Indicators > Paleoclimate Reconstructions
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|tree ring
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|tree ring
  • earth science > paleoclimate > instrumental
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|tree ring
  • earth science > paleoclimate > instrumental
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|tree ring
  • earth science > paleoclimate > instrumental
  • earth science > paleoclimate > reconstructions > streamflow
  • Streamflow Reconstruction
  • drought
  • hydrology
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Idaho> Palisades Dam > LATITUDE 43.3327 > LONGITUDE -111.2025
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Idaho> Heise > LATITUDE 43.6419 > LONGITUDE -111.6844
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Wyoming> Jackson Lake Dam > LATITUDE 43.8575 > LONGITUDE -110.59
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  • Cite as: Wise, E.K. (2010-12-07): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Upper Snake River 415 Year Streamflow Reconstructions . [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/9890. Accessed [date].
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