Limno run codes, dates, and locations for lake profile data collected in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica from 1991 to present

Summary

Abstract: 

This data package provides a summary of "limno runs" performed each season in lakes located throughout the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research program. Each limno run is identified by unique code that allows one to compile a complete set of limnological data from a particular lake and location at specific time points. There are usually two or three limno runs performed per lake per austral summer field season, although the number of runs may vary by lake and by season depending on site access, site conditions, and other external factors.

Date Range: 

November 21, 1991 to January 5, 2019
Data Citation
Priscu, J. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Limno run codes, dates, and locations for lake profile data collected in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica from 1991 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/c0c3ba2c2dfefc034c33f1d04c9d0f53. Dataset accessed 27 November 2020.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code to identify the data containing entity - LIMNO_RUN_CODING
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Limno_Run
  • Label:
  • 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
STARTING_DATE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sampling began
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
ENDING_DATE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sampling ended
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Point of Latitude of the sampling and CTD deployment hole.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 1
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.0001
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Point of Longitude of the sampling and CTD deployment hole.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 1
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.0001
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments about the particular limno run
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Short name: 

LIMNO_RUN_CODING

Dataset ID: 

39
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Technician
Data Manager
Former Field Crew