Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Priscu Stream at B1, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2011)

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 dataset for the McMurdo Dry Valleys' Priscu Stream at the B1 streamgage, located in the Bonney Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 1993-94 austral summer and continued through the end of the 2010-11 austral summer. The B1 streamgage was removed in December 2011 due to lake level rise and sedimentation of the control. No replacement site was constructed.

Date Range: 

December 6, 1993 to January 18, 2011
Data Citation
Mcknight, D.M., Gooseff, M.N. 2022. Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Priscu Stream at B1, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2011). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6edcb2cf2339c0d4fed72db73a3a6e1d. Dataset accessed 1 July 2022.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Priscu Stream at B1

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: strmgageid
  • Definition: Code representing stream gage
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date/time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MM
  • 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: Conductivity
  • Definition: Specific conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
CONDUCTIVITY QLTY
  • Label: 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: 

PRISCU_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9023
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager