Onyx River at Lower Wright gauge 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. This metadata record describes the hydrological data captured at the Onyx river gage located at the Lower Wright.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1972 to March 31, 2011
Data Citation
Mcknight, D., Gooseff, M.N. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Onyx River at Lower Wright gauge measurements. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/9684c4dbcea9541adbeeb24d3e335858. Dataset accessed 21 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Spreadsheet column descriptions and measurement units used for the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Onyx Lower Wright gage station data.

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:MM
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE 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
DIS_COMMENTS
  • 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
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data
  • 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_QUALITY
  • 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: The electrical conductivity in microSiemens/cm of a 1:5 soil:deionized water solution.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microSiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
CONDUCTIVITY_QUALITY
  • 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

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Short name: 

ONYX_LWRIGHT_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9021
People

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Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Crew
Data Manager