Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Bohner Stream at B5, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (2011-2020, 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 Bohner Stream at the B5 streamgage, located in the Bonney Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 2011-12 season and are ongoing. Gage control was constructed on 27 Jan 2011 at -77.696302 62.558285. This dataset extends through the first half of the 2019-20 field season.

Date Range: 

November 29, 2011 to January 20, 2020
Data Citation
Gooseff, M.N., Mcknight, D.M. 2021. Seasonal high-frequency measurements of discharge, water temperature, and specific conductivity from Bohner Stream at B5, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (2011-2020, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/b2524bcebda9c14d7478f91df888daa2. Dataset accessed 17 October 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Bohner Stream at B5

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 - bohner_b5
  • 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:MI
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
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: 

BOHNER_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9030
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Associated Researcher
Associated Researcher
Data Manager