Jornada Basin

Jornada Basin SiteByte 2013

The Jornada has been busy for the last year updating documentation and data in preparation for populating all long-term Jornada datasets into PASTA. This has included converting our data files from fixed format to comma-separated value format and updating metadata to be congruent with the data it describes. All long-term datasets are now in the LTER Metacat with full attribute level EML and contain direct links to our dataset packages and the individual data files. We plan on processing the remaining Jornada datasets in the same manner once we have migrated to DEIMS v2 so we can take advantage of the much improved metadata entry forms.

Jornada SiteBytes 2012

The Jornada LTER (JRN) participated in the SensorNIS, GeoNIS, and DEIMS cross-site workshops using last year’s LTER information management supplement. This year JRN did not request supplement funds to prepare the data and metadata for the LTER NIS since our preparation efforts are already funded from existing site funds and those efforts were already underway. JRN plans on all long-term Jornada data being included in the LTER NIS with attribute level EML by November 2012. JRN also plans on supporting our participation and development efforts related to the GeoNIS and DEIMS working group using site funds.

The information management team has been preparing our spatial and tabular data and associated metadata for inclusion in DEIMS (Drupal Ecological Information Management System) and the LTER NIS. The new Jornada data catalog ( is powered by DEIMS content.

We are currently loading all Jornada spatial data and metadata into an enterprise geodatabase and open source geoportal. Shapefile packages will be available for download from the geoportal initially, and from the data catalog (DEIMS) later. Concurrently, we are creating combined data files for each Jornada dataset and converting the combined data files from fixed format to comma-separated value format. We are also updating our documentation forms to PDF format and packaging dataset files (data, EML, PDF metadata, shapefile package) for download from the Jornada data catalog, geoportal, and the LTER Data Portal.

Jornada Basin SiteBytes 2011

This year we have been busy preparing for our LTER site renewal proposal and migrating our website content and functionality to a Drupal based website. We plan to have the new website completed prior to submitting the renewal proposal in February 2012.

Jornada Basin SiteBytes 2010

2010 Jornada Basin LTER Site Byte

Jornada Basin SiteBytes 2006

LTER Site: Jornada Basin

Contributor: Ken Ramsey (Nov 02, 2006)

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