Baru Experimental Watershed

Location

4° 58' 30" N, 117° 49' 0.12" E
Brief Site Description: 
A research watershed managed by the Yayasan Sabah Hydrology Project
Detailed Site Description: 

The 0.44 km2 Baru Experimental Watershed was established in 1987 for research into fundamental hydrological and water quality processes and the study of the impacts of the first phase of commercial selection felling of lowland dipterocarp rainforest. The basin has been maintained by the Yayasan Sabah Hydrology project in collaboration with a range of universities, notably Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Manchester University, Lancaster University and Swansea University.

Field Site Type: 
International affiliate
Registration: 
Registered
Network(s): 
CZO Affiliate
Independent
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
shale
sandstone
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Ultisol
Study Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1986 - 00:00 to Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
2 876millimeters / year
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
First Order
Second Order
Third Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Ephemeral
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Single, dominant unconfined aquifer
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Tropical
Sub-Climate: 
Ultrahyperhumid
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users