Daily summarized seasonal measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from House Stream at H2, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2012)

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 package contains data pertaining to continuous monitored water quality and quantity parameters measured with automatic recording devices on streams in this region. Specifically, this metadata record describes the daily hydrological summaries for the McMurdo Dry Valleys' House Stream at the H2 streamgage, located in the Hoare Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 1993-94 austral summer and continued through the end of the 2011-12 austral summer. The H2 streamgage was removed in December 2012 due to rising lake levels.

Date Range: 

November 21, 1993 to December 24, 2012
Data Citation
Mcknight, D.M., Gooseff, M.N. 2022. Daily summarized seasonal measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from House Stream at H2, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2012). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/62d9c00cac5d73b77f09984cf5dc143a. Dataset accessed 1 July 2022.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

House Stream at H2 (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

STRMGAGEID
  • Label: strmgageid
  • Definition: Code representing stream gage
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which measurement was made
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_DISCHARGE
  • Label: Average Discharge
  • Definition: Average stream discharge, measured in liters per second
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STDDEV_DISCHARGE
  • Label: STD Discharge
  • Definition: Stadard deviation of the Stream discharge value distribution
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_DISCHARGE
  • Label: Minimum Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Minimum of the Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_DISCHARGE
  • Label: Maximum Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Maximum of the Discharge Rate
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_DISCHARGE
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
TDAILY_DISCHARGE
  • Label: Total Daily Discharge
  • Definition: The Stream total daily discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
AVG_TEMP
  • Label: Average Temperature
  • Definition: Average water temperature in celsius
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STDDEV_TEMP
  • Label: std temperature
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the water temperature distribution
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_TEMP
  • Label: Minimum Temperature
  • Definition: The minimum temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_TEMP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_TEMP
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_COND
  • Label: Average Conductivity
  • Definition: Average Conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STDDEV_COND
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_COND
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum Conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_COND
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum Conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COND
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

HOUSE_DAILY_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9116
People

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Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager