EPA Science Inventory

San Pedro River Basin Data Browser (http://fws-case-12.nmsu.edu/SanPedro/)

Citation:

Boykin, K., S. Schrader, R. Guy, W. Kepner, A. Ernst, A. el Sadek, AND W. Yee. San Pedro River Basin Data Browser (http://fws-case-12.nmsu.edu/SanPedro/). New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, EPA/600/C-14/047, 2014.

Description:

Acquisition of primary spatial data and database development are initial features of any type of landscape assessment project. They provide contemporary land cover and the ancillary datasets necessary to establish reference condition and develop alternative future scenarios that serve as input variables for various hydrological, habitat, economic, and natural resource models. The purpose of this database is to provide a long-term record keeping (archiving) system with easy public access to an array of spatial data for the entire San Pedro River basin (U.S./Mexico). Spatial and tabular data that were freely available on the Internet were collected and processed to create a seamless database. Additionally land cover datasets were created at the Ecological System thematic level and National Land Cover Dataset thematic level using Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis. Additionally, we downloaded the EPA Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenario (ICLUS v 1.3) datasets (EPA 2009, 2010). The ICLUS datasets are in ESRI Grid format (100 m resolution) and project housing densities from the year 2010 to the year 2100 in ten-year increments based on five climate change scenarios: A1, B1, A2, B2 and BC. The five scenarios represent different Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2001) emission storylines related to population growth and economic strategy for the U.S.

Purpose/Objective:

This work provides environmental protection managers and practitioners with an ability access spatial data for the entire San Pedro River Basin (U.S./Mexico). It includes data from the Integrated Climate and Land-Use Scenarios (ICLUS) database. Using ICLUS, future growth within the San Pedro River Basin is represented by housing density maps generated in decadal intervals from 2010 to 2100 using ICLUS future housing density maps adapted from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) social, economic, and demographic storylines to the conterminous United States.

URLs/Downloads:

KEPNER ORD-007190 RECONCILIATION SAN PREDRO RIVER BASIN DATA BROWSER.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 22.71 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DATABASE (DATA/DATABASE)
Start Date: 02/04/2014
Completion Date: 02/04/2014
Record Last Revised: 07/29/2014
Record Created: 02/04/2014
Record Released: 02/04/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 268055

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY BRANCH