Poster Number 1623
In 1983 Schmidlin, Peterson, and Gifford published a paper in SSSAJ on the Soil Temperature Regimes of Nevada. This was part of an informal Nevada Cooperative Soil Climate Study which began in 1971 and was completed for most stations by 1978. This report was completed by 1989 and covered most of the Great Basin within Nevada. We explore a geospatial method to evaluate soil temperatures based on current elevation transects and historic point data of Schmidlin, Peterson, and Gifford. We use the air-soil temperature difference, as well as information from existing soil profiles, to obtain an accurate water holding value. When combined with climatic data, this allows us to run the Newhall soil climate model across the landscapes of the Great Basin.