Marmot Creek Research Basin: Hydrometeorological Stations

Basin Description
Marmot Creek, a tributary to the Kananaskis and Bow river systems, runs through a classic headwater catchment in the Rocky Mountain front ranges, at elevations between 1450 and 2886m above sea-level. The basin, which is approximately 10km² in area, encompasses high alpine, sub-alpine and montane terrain, ranging from bare rock and talus, through tundra and sub-alpine to dense forest. It receives more than 600mm of precipitation annually, 70% of which falls as snow, with 50% runoff.

The basin is instrumented with permanent Automatic Weather Stations in a range of elevations, surface types, slopes / aspects, a network of groundwater wells, and streamflow gauges.

Measurements of snowfall and rainfall, evaporation, soil moisture, soil freezing, snowmelt, radiation, wind speed, air temperature and humidity, and surface temperatures are taken every 15 minutes at these sites. Many are provided in near real-time here.

    
Lat / Long
UTM 11U
Elevation
  SiteType
N
W
E
N
m a.s.l.
Fisera Ridge MainAWS
50.95683
115.2044
626107
5646559
2325
Fisera Ridge North FaceAWS
50.95696
115.2055
626033
5646572
2326
Fisera Ridge South FaceAWS
50.95601
115.2041
626133
5646469
2320
Nakiska Alpine RidgetopAWS
50.94472
115.1937
626896
5645231
2468
Pine Clearing, Level (Hay Meadow)AWS
50.94411
115.1389
630742
5645259
1437
Pine Clearing, South-SlopingAWS
50.94808
115.1516
629840
5645678
1557
Pine Forest, LevelAWS
50.94656
115.1464
630211
5645518
1557
Pine Forest, North-SlopingAWS
50.94793
115.1458
630248
5645671
1467
Pine Forest, South-SlopingAWS
50.9481
115.1515
629847
5645680
1552
Spruce Clearing, Level: 2m Tower (Upper Clearing) AWS
50.95654
115.1754
628150
5646577
1845
Spruce Clearing, Level: TowerAWS
50.95654
115.1754
628150
5646577
1845
Spruce Forest, Level (Upper Forest)AWS
50.95688
115.1762
628088
5646613
1891
Spruce Forest, North-SlopingAWS
50.95236
115.1915
627030
5646084
2037
Spruce Forest, South-SlopingAWS
50.9529
115.1908
627074
5646146
2008
Vista View ClearcutAWS
50.97094
115.1722
628332
5648184
1956
Marmot Creek WSC GaugeStream Gauge
50.9503
115.1528
629753
5645920
1587





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