Partner data

Below is a guide to local and regional data available from the numerous agencies and research groups that partner with the Jornada Basin LTER. This catalog is not comprehensive, but we’re working on it.

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) operates the JORN observatory site on the Jornada Experimental Range. Measurements began in 2017.

The USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range is a site in the USDA Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network (LTAR). This recently established network is developing a new data management infrastructure, and USDA Jornada data can be found in the links below, or through the JRN LTER data catalog.

There are two eddy covariance towers in the Jornada Basin that are members of the AmeriFlux network. The AmeriFlux pages for the 2 sites, named US-Jo1 and US-Jo2, are below. Corresponding data links and DOIs will be found there.

  • US-Jo1, operated by Systems Ecology Lab (UTEP), located in the East Bajada.
  • US-Jo2, operated by ASU Watershed Hydrology group, in the Tromble experimental watershed
  • There are some datasets in the JRN data catalog (on EDI) that provide ancillary and derived data products for the sites.

There are 11 cameras in the Jornada Basin that are members of the PhenoCam network and are collecting repeat ground-based images. Imagery can be browsed

  • The 11 cameras on the PhenoCam network map
  • The PhenoCam website has some data access tools, and there is an R package to access and analyze recent images.
  • The Jornada site names are: jershrubland, jernovel, jernort, jernwern, jerbajada, jergrassland, jersand, ibp, ibp0, NEON.D14.JORN.DP1.00033, and NEON.D14.JORN.DP1.00042 (the last 2 are at the NEON site, see above).

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) operates a meteorology and soil observation station on the Jornada Experimental Range as part of the SCAN network. In addition, extensive pedon and soil map data for the Jornada Basin are archived in NRCS databases (SSURGO and STATSGO).

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates a meteorological station on the Jornada Experimental Range as part of the National Weather Service and Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN). The earliest measurements from these stations began in 1915.

  • Data from the GHCN met station at JER Headquarters is available at NCDC
  • Daily and monthly data are available
  • There are other NOAA data streams available that will be added here soon.

The National Wind Erosion Research Network, a collaboration between the USDA LTAR network and the Bureau of Land Management, operates 15 sites across western North America (with more planned) that measure aeolian (wind) sediment transport rates in order to quantify wind erosion and inform public land management.

  • The Jornada Basin site has been in operation since 2015.
  • Data are available from the NWERN data portal.

There are a number of other research data networks that operate on or near the Jornada LTER site. Some are listed below and links to data will be forthcoming.

  • The Army Research Laboratory atmospheric research array
  • Critical Zone Observatory