Transects were established on Taylor Valley streams during January, 1994. While performing an optical topographic survey, the relative distances and heights for features along each transect was determined and documented in this file.
Data was collected and organized by Gordon Shupe. It was sent to Diane McKnight and Denise Steigerwald to include in the McMurdo Dry Valley stream database. The data was initially entered into the Microsoft Access relational database. Ascii, comma delimited and MS-DOS text files were exported from Access to generate the 'trnsrelp.dat' and 'trnsrelp.txt' data files used on the web page. In July 2000, dataset code and location code (strmtrnptid) fields were added. Strmtrnptid replaced the fields for transect# and point ID# within a transect. This would simplify generating links between different data and metadats fields and assist in making the data more relational / useful in Oracle and ArcInfo