Huey Creek is a meltwater stream that flows into the north end of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley. We conducted a comparative study to determine flow balances, flow routing in Huey Creek in 2006. The hypothesis is that truncated hydrographs on Huey Creek (and other streams) are related to large subsurface storage potential that fills/empties over the daily flood pulse. The goal of the simulation and experimental data comparison described here is to use a coupled groundwater / surface flow model to test this hypothesis.
We describe the modeling data created and used to study the influence of stream and hyporheic thermal regimes on hyporheic storage and exchange, as well as the field data used in the study. Models and methodologies are also described, along with the physical details of the data.
The data and model described here with the purpose of understanding controls over biodiversity. A multi-scale approach to understand how local and regional factors affect the community assembly processes that drive emergent patterns.