Canada Stream Gage Measurements

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor the glacial meltwater streams in that region. These tables contain data pertaining to continuous monitored water quality and quantity parameters measured with automatic recording devices on streams in this region. Specifically, this metadata record describes the Hydrology data for the Canada Stream, whose hydrological measurements began in 1990 and are ongoing.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2015
Data Citation
Mcknight, D., Gooseff, M.N. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Canada Stream Gage Measurements. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6b7902e6c09b1b850576f6441be07616. Dataset accessed 19 September 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Canada hydrology view column descriptions and units

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing discrete stream gauge measurements dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STRMGAGEID
  • Label: stream gage id
  • Definition: Code representing stream gauge
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date/time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
DSCHRGE_RATE
  • Label: Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
DSCHRGE_QLTY
  • Label: Discharge Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of discharge (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER_TEMP
  • Label: Water Temperature
  • Definition: Water Temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WATER_TEMP_QLTY
  • Label: Water Temperature Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of water temperature (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONDUCTIVITY
  • Label: Conductivity
  • Definition: Specific conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
CONDUCTIVITY_QLTY
  • Label: Conductivity Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of conductivity (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CANADA_HYDRO.csv (13.17 MB)

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Short name: 

CANADA_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9007
People

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