Stream descriptions, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2020, 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 the glacial meltwater streams in the region. Measurements are regularly made to examine water quality and quantity, as well as chemical and biological properties. The stream descriptions table serves as an index of the streams that have been studied. It documents the streams' basins and lengths, and provides a brief desciption of the landscape in which the streams are found.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to December 31, 2020
Data Citation
Mcknight, D.M., Gooseff, M.N. 2022. Stream descriptions, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1993-2020, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6719cd4e48289e505d02c4b98eb19aae. Dataset accessed 18 May 2022.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Stream descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing stream descriptions dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STREAM_NAME
  • Label: Stream name
  • Definition: Name of McMurdo Dry Valley stream
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Basin
  • Label:
  • Definition: Lake or oceanic body that stream drains into
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LENGTH_KM
  • Label: Length (km)
  • Definition: Length of stream from source to mouth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: kilometer
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Description
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Brief description of the stream and its surrounding landscape
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

STRM_DSCRPTNS

Dataset ID: 

1
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager