October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998
Project Location: 
Ohio-Tennessee River Basins
Project Description: 

The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale International Project (GCIP) Enhanced Annual Observing Period - 1998 (EAOP-98) takes place in the Ohio-Tennessee River basins as a data collection effort in a Large Scale Area (LSA) of the entire Mississippi River basin. The Ohio-Tennessee River basins provide a number of watershed areas that are potentionally useful for focused hydrologic studies. The EAOP-98 dataset constitutes the fourth GCIP ESOP dataset during the GCIP five year Enhanced Observing Period (EOP) and the first in the Ohio-Tennessee River basins.


  1. Develop a comprehensive meteorologic and hydrologic dataset for diagnostic, evaluation, and modeling studies
  2. Develop coupled hydrologic/atmospheric models
  3. Conduct diagnostic studies of energy and water budgets
  4. Improve the hydrometeorological prediction and water resources management.