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The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and the Coweeta Long‐Term Ecological Research Project


Paul V Bolstad
C. Rhett Jackson
Jason P. Love
Catherine M. Pringle
Kelsey J. Solomon
Nina Wurzburger



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station


Hydrological Processes


The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory (CHL) is a USDA Forest Service (FS) Experimental Forest, located in western North Carolina, in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Established in 1934, CHL has long-term data records that include climate, streamflow, stream and atmospheric chemistry, and vegetation in several small, experimentally-manipulated and reference watersheds. In addition to these long-term data, additional data associated with specific projects have been collected and are available through publications and electronic archives. Notably, CHL was a member of the National Science Foundation-funded Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program from 1980–2020, which resulted in significant scientific advances and rich data sets on the five core LTER research areas: primary productivity, population studies, movement of organic matter, movement of inorganic matter, and disturbance patterns. Here we provide a brief site description and history of the CHL, including descriptions of gauged watersheds and data archives.


Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Oishi, Andrew Christopher; Bolstad, Paul V.; Jackson, C. Rhett; Liu, Ning; Love, Jason P.; Pringle, Catherine M.; Solomon, Kelsey J.; Wurzburger, Nina. 2021. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and the Coweeta Long‐Term Ecological Research Project . Hydrological Processes. 35(7): 11-.


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