Mean annual water-budget components for Hawaii Island, Hawaii, for recent conditions, 1916-83 rainfall and 2008 land cover

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The shapefile associated with this metadata file represents the spatial distribution of mean annual water-budget components, in inches, for Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The water-budget components in the shapefile were computed by a water-budget model for a scenario representative of recent conditions (1916-83 rainfall and 2008 land cover), as described in USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR) 2011-5078 and summarized in USGS SIR 2015-5164. The model was developed for estimating groundwater recharge and other water-budget components for each subarea of the model. The model-subarea dataset, consisting of 467,805 subareas (polygons), was generated using Esri ArcGIS software by intersecting (merging) multiple spatial datasets. Spatial datasets merged includes those that characterize the spatial distribution of hydrologic and physical conditions (rainfall, fog interception, irrigation, reference evapotranspiration, direct runoff, soil type, and land cover) that the model uses to compute groundwater recharge and other water-budget components. Additional spatial datasets merged into the model-subarea dataset include those of select geographic features that assist in analyzing model results. This metadata file describes the process of merging these spatial datasets. The shapefile attribute information associated with each polygon present an estimate of mean annual rainfall, fog interception, irrigation, runoff, canopy evaporation, actual evapotranspiration, net precipitation, total evapotranspiration, recharge, and leakage from cesspools and water mains. This shapefile also includes select geographic and land-cover attributes of the polygons. Brief descriptions of the water-budget components and attributes are included in this metadata file. Refer to USGS SIR 2011-5078 and USGS SIR 2015-5164 for further details of the methods and sources used to determine these components and attributes.

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Metadata Date December 19, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

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location of study area

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 19, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Islands Water Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Users are advised to read the dataset's metadata and USGS SIR 2015-5164 and SIR 2011-5078 thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations. The land-cover attributes of this dataset are not intended to be used for any purposes other than analyzing and interpreting the water-budget components included in this dataset., Access Constraints: None. Please see 'Distribution Info' for details.
Bbox East Long -154.800116421
Bbox North Lat 20.282257929
Bbox South Lat 18.90522486
Bbox West Long -156.072019695
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description location of study area
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type JPG
Licence The data have been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from authorized or unauthorized use. Although the data, software, and related material have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1916-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2008-12-31

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