Figure : mesonet-stations

Monitoring Precipitation Across the Southern Great Plains

Figure 23.1

ERT, Inc, Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, The Texas A&M University System, The University of Oklahoma
Kenneth E. Kunkel, John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Kevin Kloesel, Xiaomao Lin, Katharine M. Johnson

This figure appears in chapter 23 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

The Southern Great Plains is characterized by a pronounced east–west gradient of precipitation, with wetter conditions prevailing to the east and arid conditions to the west. Precipitation monitoring is critical in this region; state-level Mesonet station networks in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are shown here to illustrate a key aspect of current monitoring capacity. Sources: NOAA NCEI, CICS-NC, and ERT Inc. Data from PRISM Climate group, Oregon State University, [LINK](, created July 10, 2010.

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The spatial range for this figure is 25.8° to 40.0° latitude, and -106.7° to -93.5° longitude.

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