Temperature and Profiles (YSI) from 1993-2000

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a series of Taylor Valley lakes have been monitored for dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles. A YSI dissolved oxygen meter was used to record these measurements in the perennial ice-covered lakes of Taylor Valley. The measurements were collected from 1993 to 2000. Other methodologies to monitor temperatures and dissolved oxygen in lakes are being used.

Date Range: 

October 28, 1993 to January 5, 2000
Data Citation
Priscu, J. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Temperature and Profiles (YSI) from 1993-2000. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/806c0fc2fb6a539cb94ba0c9e57dccf0. Dataset accessed 15 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code to designate the table name
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LIMNO_RUN
  • Label: Limno Run
  • Definition: Code for lake's sampling location and date
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location Name
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of lake where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location Code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for site where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
Depth (m)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Distance below the piezometric water level from which sample was drawn
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 45
  • Minimum: 1
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
YSI Temp (C)
  • Label: YSI Temp ( degrees C)
  • Definition: Temperature measured at lake depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
YSI Temp Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about the YSI Temp sample
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
File Name
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was submitted
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DEPTH MASL
  • Label:
  • Definition: Depth referred to the Sea level. Distance below Mean Average Sea water level reference from which sample was drawn
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

LIMNO_DO_TEMP.csv (200.96 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Short name: 

limnysi

Dataset ID: 

61
People

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Associated Personnel: 

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