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Nevada ET Publications

Smith, D.W., Moreo, M.T., Garcia, C.A., Halford, K.J., and Fenelon, J.M., 2017, A process to estimate net infiltration using a site-scale water-budget approach, Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, 2002–05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5078, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175078.

Moreo, M.T., Andraski, B.J., and Garcia, C.A., 2017, Groundwater discharge by evapotranspiration, flow of water in unsaturated soil, and stable isotope water sourcing in areas of sparse vegetation, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5079, 55 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175079.

Berger, D.L., Mayers, C.J., Garcia, C.A., Buto, S.G., and Huntington, J.M., 2016, Budgets and chemical characterization of groundwater for the Diamond Valley flow system, central Nevada, 2011–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5055, 83 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165055.

Moreo, M.T., 2015, Evaporation Data from Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through April 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F79C6VG3

Garcia, C.A., Huntington, J.M., Buto, S.G., Moreo, M.T., Smith, J.L., Andraski, B.J., 2014, Groundwater discharge by evapotranspiration, Dixie Valley, West–Central Nevada, March 2009–September 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1805, 90 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp1805.

Moreo, M.T., Senay, G.B., Flint, A.L., Damar, N.A., Laczniak, R.J., and Hurja, James, 2014, Hydroclimate of the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range, Clark County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5142, 38 p.,
http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145142.

Moreo, M.T., and Swancar, A., 2013, Evaporation from Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through February 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5229, 40 p.,
http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135229.

Arthur, J.M., Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2012, Micrometeorological, evapotranspiration, and soil–moisture data at the Amargosa Desert Research site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2006–11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 725, 12 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ds725.

Allander, K.K., Smith, J.L., Johnson, M.J., 2009, Evapotranspiration from the Lower Walker River Basin, West–Central Nevada, Water Years 2005–07: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5079, 62 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5079.

DeMeo, G.A., Smith, J.L., Damar, N.A., Darnell, J., 2008, Quantifying Ground–Water and Surface–Water Discharge from Evapotranspiration Processes in 12 Hydrographic Areas of the Colorado Regional Ground–Water Flow System, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5145, 36 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5116.

Garcia, C.A., Johnson, M.J., Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., Mayers, C.J., 2008, Portable Chamber Measurements of Evapotranspiration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, 2003–06: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5135, 36 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5135.

Laczniak, R.J., Flint, A.L., Moreo, M.T., and others, Ground–water budgets in Welch, A.H., Bright, D.J., and Knochenmus, L.A., eds., 2008, Water resources of the Basin and Range carbonate–rock aquifer system, White Pine County, Nevada, and adjacent areas in Nevada and Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5261, 96 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20075261.

Moreo, M.T., Damar, N.A., Laczniak, R.J., 2008, ET–The Key to Balancing the Water Budget in the Southwast: Southwest Hydrology, v. 7, no. 1, p. 28–33,
http://www.swhydro.arizona.edu/archive/V7_N1/feature6.pdf.

Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., 2007, Selected Micrometeorological, Soil–Moisture, and Evapotranspiration Data at Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2001–05: U.S. Geological Survey Data–Series Report 284, 29 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/284.

Moreo, M.T., Laczniak, R.J., and Stannard, D.I., 2007, Evapotranspiration rate measurements of vegetation typical of ground–water discharge areas in the Basin and Range carbonate–rock aquifer system, White Pine County, Nevada, and adjacent areas in Nevada and Utah, September 2005–August 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5078, 36 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5078.

DeMeo, G.A., Flint, A.L., Laczniak, R.J., and Nylund, W.E., 2006, Micrometeorological and soil data for calculating evapotranspiration for Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, 2002–05: U.S. Geological Survey Open–File Report 2006–1312, 14 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1312.

Laczniak, R.J., Smith J.L., and DeMeo, G.A., 2006, Annual ground–water discharge by evapotranspiration from areas of spring–fed riparian vegetation along the eastern margin of Death Valley, 2002–02: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5145, 36 p.,
http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/sir2006–5145.

Maurer, D.K., Berger, D.L., Tumbusch, M.L., and Johnson, M.J., 2006, Rates of evapotranspiration, recharge from precipitation beneath selected areas of native vegetation, and streamflow gain and loss in Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005–5288, 70 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5288.

Thodal, C.E., Tumbusch, Mary L., 2006, Hydrology, water chemistry, and revised water budgets for Tracy Segment hydrographic area, Storey, Washoe, and Lyon Counties, west–central Nevada, 1998–2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5010, 66 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5010.

Westenburg, C.L., DeMeo, G.A., Tanko, D.J., 2006, Evaporation from Lake Mead, Arizona and Nevada, 1997–99: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5252, 24 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5252.

Westenburg, C.L., Harper, D.P., DeMeo, G.A., 2006, Evapotranspiration by phreatophytes along the lower Colorado River at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5043, 44 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5043.

DeMeo, G.A., Laczniak, R.J., Boyd, R.A., Smith, J.L., Nylund, W.E., 2003, Estimated ground–water discharge by evapotranspiration from Death Valley, California, 1997–2001: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 03–4254, 27 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wrir034254.

Reiner, S.R., Laczniak, R.J., DeMeo, G.A., Smith, J.L., Elliott, P.E., Nylund, W.E., and Fridrich, C.J., 2002, Ground–water discharge determined from measurements of evapotranspiration, other available hydrologic components, and shallow water–level changes, Oasis Valley, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 01–4239, 65 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri014239.

Berger, D.L., Johnson, M.J., Tumbusch, M.L., and Mackay, Jeffrey, 2001, Estimates of evapotranspiration from the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge area, Ruby Valley, northeastern Nevada, May 1999–October 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 2001–4234, 38 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri014234.

Laczniak, R.J., Smith, J.L., Elliott, P.E., DeMeo, G.A., Chatigny, M.A., and Roemer, G., 2001, Ground–water discharge determined from estimates of evapotranspiration, Death Valley regional flow system, Nevada and California: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 01–4195, 51 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri014195.

Nichols, W.D., 2000, Regional ground–water evapotranspiration and ground–water budgets, Great Basin, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1628, 82 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/pp/pp1628.

Laczniak, R.J., DeMeo, G.A., Reiner, S.R., Smith, J.L., and Nylund, W.E., 1999, Estimates of ground–water discharge as determined from measurements of evapotranspiration, Ash Meadows area, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigation Report 99–4079, 70 p.,
http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri994079.

Nichols, W.D., Laczniak, R.J., Demeo, G.A., and Rapp, T.R., 1997, Estimated ground–water discharge by evapotranspiration, Ash Meadows Area, Nye County, Nevada, 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Water– Resources Investigations Report 97–4025, 13 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri974025.

Stannard, D.I., 1997, Estimating evapotranspiration using the energy–budget eddy–correlation technique, in Czarnecki, J.B., ed., Geohydrology and evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake Playa, Inyo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Supply Paper 2377, p. 25–36,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wsp/wsp2377.

DeMeo, G.A., 1996, Micrometeorological data for Railroad Valley, Nye County, Nevada, summer 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open–File Report 96–365, 19 p., http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr96365.

DeMeo, G.A., 1996, Micrometeorological data for Boulder Valley, Eureka County, Nevada, June 1992 through August 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Open–File Report 96–420, 39 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr96420.

Nichols, W.D., and Rapp, T.R., 1996, Micrometeorological data for energy–budget studies near Rogers Spring, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada, 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open–File Report 96–170, 49 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr96170.

Johnson, M.J., 1995, Summer evapotranspiration rates, by Bowen–ratio and eddy–correlation methods, in Boulder Flat and in Maggie Creek Area, Eureka County, Nevada, 1991–92: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 95–4079, 11 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri954079.

Johnson, M.J., 1994, Ground–water discharge by evapotranspiration in a desert environment of southern Nevada, 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 94–4124, 20 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri944124.

Nichols, W.D., 1994, Groundwater discharge by phreatophyte shrubs in the Great Basin as related to depth to groundwater: Water Resources Research, v. 30, no. 12, p. 3265–3274.

Carman, R.L., 1993, Measurement of evapotranspiration in phreatophyte areas, Smith Creek Valley and Carson Desert, west–central Nevada, 1983: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Resources Investigations Report 89–4118, 18 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri894118.

Nichols, W.D., 1993, Estimating discharge of shallow groundwater by transpiration from greasewood in the northern Great Basin: Water Resources Research, v. 29, no. 8, p. 2771–2778.

Nichols, W.D., 1992, Energy budgets and resistance to energy transport in sparsely vegetated rangeland: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, v. 60, p. 221–247.

Robinson, T.W., Waananen, A.O., 1970, Evapotranspiration by woody phreatophytes in the Humboldt River valley near Winnemucca, Nevada, with a section on soil–moisture determinations: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 491–D, 82 p.,
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/pp/pp491D.


 

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