Stream algal transect locations, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2023, 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 abundance and species distribution of algal mats in glacial meltwater streams of that region. The transect locations table documents specific locations where such work has been performed.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to April 20, 2023
Data Citation
Mcknight, D.M. 2023. Stream algal transect locations, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2023, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/e4a2adf5de68cbee7f0218cddbd44ea2. Dataset accessed 19 May 2024.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

Dataset code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stream transect locations dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
strmtrnsid
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stream transect
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
stream
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of stream in which measurements were made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
location
  • Label:
  • Definition: Area of stream / name of transect where samples are drawn
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
transect
  • Label:
  • Definition: Transect number assigned to that location
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Identification value for transect and starting/ending point within that transect
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
start / end point
  • Label:
  • Definition: Clarification of starting vs. ending point within transect
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
latitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Latitude of starting/ending point of transect
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: -77.0
  • Minimum: -78.0
  • Precision: 0.0000001
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
longitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Longitude of starting/ending point of transect
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 164.0
  • Minimum: 162.0
  • Precision: 0.0000001
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
ellipsoidal height
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ellipsoidal height of starting/ending point of transect
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 250
  • Minimum: -100
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
orthometric height
  • Label:
  • Definition: Orthometric height of starting/ending point of transect
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 300
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
description
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about transect / alternate names used
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
file name
  • Label:
  • Definition: Original file name in which this information was submitted
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

STRMTRNS

Dataset ID: 

4
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager