Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Von Guerard Stream at F6, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1990-2020, 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 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 hydrology data set for the McMurdo Dry Valleys' Von Guerard Stream at the F6 streamgage, located in the Fryxell Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 1990-91 season. The Von Guerard Stream gage (at -77.608269, 163.253853) was removed on 20 Dec 2012 due to lake level rise. A new gage upstream (at -77.609210, 163.254203) has been in use since the 2012-2013 season. This dataset extends through the first half of the 2019-20 field season.

Date Range: 

December 5, 1990 to January 10, 2020
Data Citation
Gooseff, M.N., Mcknight, D.M. 2021. Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Von Guerard Stream at F6, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1990-2020, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/673b13c8bcf0ac0a4b7064f154ee0866. Dataset accessed 1 August 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Von Guerard Stream at F6

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing discrete stream gage measurements dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STRMGAGEID
  • Label: stream gage id
  • Definition: Code representing stream gage
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY hh24:mi
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE RATE
  • Label: Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
DISCHARGE QLTY
  • Label: Discharge Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of discharge (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER TEMP
  • Label: Water Temperature
  • Definition: Water Temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WATER TEMP QLTY
  • Label: Water Temperature Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of water temperature (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONDUCTIVITY
  • Label: Specific Conductivity
  • Definition: Specific conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microSiemenPerCentimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
CONDUCTIVITY QLTY
  • Label: Water Conductivity Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of conductivity (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

VGUERARD_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9027
People

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Associated Personnel: 

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