Taylor Valley Water Budgets, 1991-1997

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 for the total volume of water discharged in various streams and basins of Taylor Valley. The data covers melt periods from 1991-92 through 1996-97.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to December 31, 1997
Data Citation
Mcknight, D. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Taylor Valley Water Budgets, 1991-1997. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/b7b256bb1d7395121be97df7565da5f3. Dataset accessed 21 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Taylor valley water budgets spreadsheet description

Variables (click to expand): 

Dataset code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing Taylor Valley water budgets dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Season
  • Label:
  • Definition: Time period / austral season covered
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Basin
  • Label:
  • Definition: Lake / body of water that stream flows into
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • Hoare = Hoare Basin
    • Bonney = Bonney Basin
    • Fryxell = Fryxell Basin
    • New Harbor = New Harbor Basin
  • Missing values: None specified
STREAM_NAME
  • Label: Stream
  • Definition: Name of stream
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE
  • Label: Total Discharge
  • Definition: Stream or basin discharge for season
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: cubicMeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
PERCENT_STRM_INPUT
  • Label: %Total Stream Inputs
  • Definition: Percentage of basin's discharge represented by stream
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WTRBUDGT_COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments pertaining to water budget
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

wtrbudgt.csv (10.95 KB)

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Short name: 

wtrbudgt

Dataset ID: 

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