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Agro-IBIS/THMB Modeled Yield, Nitrogen Loss, and Profitability Maps for the Raccoon River Basin, Iowa, USA

posted on 2023-06-12, 20:11 authored by Kelsie FerinKelsie Ferin, Tyler Balson, Ellen Audia, Adam Ward, Stefan Liess, Tracy E. Twine, Andy VanLoocke

This data was used to assess the potential for improving water quality in this watershed when integrating miscanthus, a bioenergy perennial grass, on to areas of low profit under current corn-soybean management and areas of high nitrogen leaching under both current and future climate conditions. This dataset includes all observations (yield, streamflow, nitrogen loads) and model simulation data used from Dr. Kelsie Ferin’s (former PhD student with Dr. Andy VanLoocke, ISU Dept. of Agronomy) dissertation and publication in Global Change Biology – Bioenergy (DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.13078). Modeled output included in this dataset includes corn, soybean, and miscanthus yields, nitrogen leaching rates, net mineralization rates, land use cover fractions with and without the inclusion of miscanthus, profitability maps, additional soil property maps, and simulated streamflow and nitrogen loads near the outlet of the Raccoon River Basin (Van Meter, Iowa) for both historical and future climate conditions. This dataset includes a mixture of netCDF, .tiff, .csv, and .xlsx files. See README.pdf for more information.  


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Iowa Economic Development Authority Community Development Block Grant National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) Program Interagency Agreement 13-NDRP-016

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hatch grants 1008969 and IOW04414

National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) program, Grant No. 1855996