Manual Field Meter Stream 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. This table contains data pertaining to periodic water quality parameters measured with hand meters on streams in this region.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2000
Data Citation
Mcknight, D. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Manual Field Meter Stream Measurements. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/943c9364dcb3205f0edc241c449da2e5. Dataset accessed 19 September 2019.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing field meter stream measurements dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
strmgageid
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stream gauge station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE_NAME
  • Label: Sample Name
  • Definition: Original name for sample when gathered in field, submitted to INSTAAR
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of stream gauge station
  • 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:MM
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
Discharge Rate (cfs)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: cubicFeetPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Discharge Rate (L/sec)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: 3000
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Discharge Method
  • Label:
  • Definition: Method used to measure discharge (meter=from current meter; estimate=from visual estimate; flume=from portable flume)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE_COMMENTS
  • Label: Discharge comments
  • Definition: Comments pertaining to discharge measurement
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER TEMP
  • Label: Water Temperature
  • Definition: Water temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 20
  • Minimum: -10
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WATER_TEMP_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments pertaining to Water Temp measurement
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SC (uS)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Specific conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: 110000
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SC_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments pertaining to SC measurement
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
pH
  • Label:
  • Definition: hydrogen ion concentration found in stream water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: pH
  • Maximum: 10
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
PH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments pertaining to pH measurement
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Field Notes
  • Label:
  • Definition: Field notes
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

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Short name: 

strmfms.dat

Dataset ID: 

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