Nitrogen and Phosphorus Dynamics in Green Creek, January 1995. Field and Modeling data



McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, contain numerous glacial meltwater streams that drain into lakes on the valley floors. Many of the streams have abundant perennial mats of filamentous cyanobacteria. The algal mats grow during streamflow in the austral summer and are in a dormant freeze-dried state during the rest of the year. NO3 and soluble reactive P (SRP) concentrations were lower in streams with abundant algal mats than in streams with sparse algal mats.  Here we describe and distribute the data associated with this study:
An experimental injection of LiCl, NaNO3, and K3PO4 was conducted in Green Creek, which has abundant algal mats. Substantial hyporheic exchange occurred. 
A model in which PO4 uptake occurred only in the main channel and NO3 uptake occurred in the main channel and in the hyporheic zone. 
Green Creek (Gooseff, 2015) aerial flowing into Fryxell

Date Range: 

Wednesday, November 1, 1995 to Friday, December 29, 1995

Deatails of the data container (spreadsheet) for GreenCreek_Simulated_chl_no3_po4, 

The zipped archive of the data files used to feed off the OTIS modeling software. Since these data have a very particular structure which cannot be easily structured, we post them with fewer metadata. Please be advised to learn OTIS, using the extensive documentation at the USGS sites.



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Data Citation
Runkel, R., Mcknight, D.M. 2015. Nitrogen and Phosphorus Dynamics in Green Creek, January 1995. Field and Modeling data. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/4e8954c816bf7192f8483c53a1fd0e56. Dataset accessed 20 June 2024.

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