Table 2

Estimated monthly averages of near-ground surface lapse rates (°C) used to model the vertical profile of minimum monthly temperatures at the Teakettle Experimental Watershed for September-October 2011 and May-September 2012
Location Topographic position Sep-11 Oct-11 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sep-12 Average
N1 North slope - - - - -0.04 -0.05 -0.06 -
N2 North slope -0.11 -0.19 -0.08 -0.08 -0.11 -0.12 -0.12 -0.12
N3 North slope -0.07 -0.06 -0.19 -0.02 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04 -0.07
N4 North slope -0.16 -0.12 - - - - - -
N5 North slope -0.64 -0.58 - -0.29 - - - -
N-average North slope -0.25 -0.24 -0.14 -0.13 -0.06 -0.07 -0.07 -0.14
R1 Ridge -0.12 -0.12 - - - - - -0.12
S1 South slope - - - - -0.29 -0.27 -0.32 -
S2 South slope -0.13 -0.09 -0.14 -0.11 -0.12 -0.01 -0.15 -0.11
S3 South slope -0.03 -0.02 -0.21 -0.04 - - 0.00 -
S4 South slope -0.25 -0.23 -0.18 -0.19 - - - -
S5 South slope -0.13 -0.37 - - - - - -
S-average South slope -0.25 -0.24 -0.14 -0.13 -0.06 -0.07 -0.07 -0.14
V1 Valley - - - - -0.24 -0.28 -0.27 -
V2 Valley -0.16 -0.16 -0.10 -0.12 -0.16 -0.17 -0.17 -0.15
V3 Valley -0.09 -0.07 -0.05 -0.07 -0.08 -0.08 -0.08 -0.07
V4 Valley -0.16 -0.07 -0.11 -0.10 - - - -
V5 Valley - - -0.48 -0.63 - - - -
V6 Valley - - - - -0.11 -0.13 -0.11 -0.12
V-average Valley -0.14 -0.10 -0.18 -0.23 -0.15 -0.17 -0.16 -0.16

Dash marks represent months with incomplete data for that sensor.

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Dingman et al. Ecological Processes 2013 2:30   doi:10.1186/2192-1709-2-30

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