US Geological Survey Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) Watershed Program

About the WEBB Program

Research in Small Watersheds

The U.S. Geological Survey initiated the Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) program in 1991 to understand the processes controlling water, energy, and biogeochemical fluxes over a range of temporal and spatial scales and to understand the interactions of these processes, including the effect of atmospheric and climatic variables. Five small research watersheds were selected, in part because they had existing long-term research data sets on which the WEBB program could build, and in part to be geographically and ecologically diverse and represent a range of hydrologic and climatic conditions.

For additional information, see, Lins, 1994, Hirsch, 1998, Baedecker, 2003 (in pdf format), or link to the individual sites. A fact sheet for the WEBB program and fact sheets for the individual sites are also available (Loch Vale, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Panola Mountain, Sleepers River, Trout Lake).

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