Daily summarized seasonal measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Lawson Creek at B3, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1994-2020, ongoing)

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 daily summaries derived from 15-minute measurements of 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' Lawson Creek at B3, located in the Bonney Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 1994-95 season and are ongoing. The data associated with this record can be used to extrapolate the discontinued hydrological data nearby at the Santa Fe Stream. This dataset extends through the first half of the 2019-20 field season.

Date Range: 

December 6, 1994 to January 20, 2020
Data Citation
Gooseff, M.N., Mcknight, D.M. 2021. Daily summarized seasonal measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Lawson Creek at B3, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1994-2020, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/808a6854675ac469733b175e40d2f148. Dataset accessed 1 August 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Lawson Creek at B3 (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: 

LAWSON_HYDRO_DAILY

Dataset ID: 

9117
People

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Associated Personnel: 

Associated Researcher
Associated Researcher
Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager