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Wetlands Climate Tables

In order to identify the physical characteristics of wetlands adequately, the NRCS Climate Analysis for Wetlands Tables (WETS Tables), were developed.

Wetlands are an important component to healthy ecosystems. And, climate plays an important role in the genesis and identification of wetlands. In order to identify the physical characteristics of wetlands adequately, the NRCS Climate Analysis for Wetlands Tables, also known as WETS Tables, were developed.

The WETS Tables define the normal range for monthly precipitation and growing season required to assess the climatic characteristics for a geographic area over a representative period of time. The Tables gives a month-by-month summary and probability analysis of temperature and precipitation. The Tables also provide the average length of the growing season using three index temperatures (32, 28, and 24 degrees Fahrenheit) at 50% and 70% probabilities.

WETS Tables data is accessible using the Agricultural Applied Climate Information System (AgACIS). Learn how to retrieve WETS Tables data.

About Wetlands Climate Tables

Data Sources and Collection
Climatic Data Elements
Probability Categories
Example and Definitions
Accomodating Missing Temperature and Precipitation Data
Growing Season Dates and Length
Usage Guidelines

Additional Information


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