Welcome to Ecosystem Data Visualization - a data visualization platform for the Hubbard Brook Watershed Ecosystem Record (HBWatER). HBWatER is a record of the amount and the chemical composition of precipitation and streamwater for a series of forested watersheds in central New Hampshire, USA that dates back to 1963. Ever since the mid-1960's researchers have been taking weekly samples of rain, snow and streamwater to study what comes in and what leaves these watersheds. By looking at the difference between inputs and outputs, scientists have learned a great deal about how these forested ecosystems work as well as how human impacts like acid rain, deforestation and climate change are affecting them.
All code for the project is open-source and is available on GitHub.
data stories are a series of projects that combine text, static and interactive graphs along with some textual references and other media content to explore some of the main findings from over sixty years of reseach at Hubbard Brook. Graphs are currently live; other content is in development.
Use the tools below to explore the HB-WER and answer your own questions!