Originator: Amy E. East
Originator: Jessica L. Williamson
Rain measurements in the Dolan Fire Area, Los Padres National Forest, California, 2021 to 2022
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Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI: 10.5066/P9VVYKJ7
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Rainfall measurements were collected in and near the Dolan Fire burn area, Los Padres National Forest, California. The Dolan Fire ignited on August 18, 2020. By the time of full containment on December 31, 2020, the fire had burned 518 km2 (128,050 acres) in Monterey County. Post-fire debris flows occurred in many watersheds burned by the Dolan Fire during the first post-fire wet season, in winter 2021. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) installed seven rain gages within the Dolan Fire burn area in October 2021 to measure rainfall during the second post-fire wet season. The USGS gratefully acknowledges permission granted by Los Padres National Forest for the collection of these data.
Direct measurements of rain amount, duration, and intensity such as these can be used to evaluate causes of post-fire landscape change and to help refine post-fire debris-flow thresholds.
Additional information about the field activity from which these data were derived is available online at:
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A special use permit was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for data collection.
Ground condition at time data were collected (time reported in Universal Time Coordinated [UTC]).
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: precipitation (atmospheric)
Theme_Keyword: fire damage
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) keywords
Theme_Keyword: precipitation measurements
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: State of California
Place_Keyword: Santa Cruz County
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U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
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Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
Data_Set_Credit: Data collection was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Photograph of USGS rain gage deployed in the Dolan Fire burn area along the Big Sur coast of California.