Stream Gage and Outlet Locations

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 the region. Measurements are regularly made to examine water quality, quantity, and chemical properties. The stream gauge and outlet locations table serves as an index of the sampling points used to collect hydrological and stream chemistry data in the McMurdo Dry Valley network of streams. It documents the latitude, longitude and elevation of all the stream sample points used for hydrological and/or chemical analysis.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to January 31, 2015
Data Citation
Mcknight, D., Gooseff, M.N. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Stream Gage and Outlet Locations. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/0180e51b34aa7e506a417caee370e480. Dataset accessed 23 September 2019.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

Dataset code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stream gauge and outlet locations dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STRMGAGEID
  • Label: Stream Gauge ID
  • Definition: Code representing a given stream gauge and/or outlet
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STREAM_NAME
  • Label: Stream Name
  • Definition: Name of McMurdo Dry Valley stream
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of sampling point within stream
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Latitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Latitude / angular distance south of equator for sampling site
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: -70
  • Minimum: -80
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Longitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Longitude / angular distance east of Greenwich meridian for sampling site
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 165
  • Minimum: 160
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
ELEVATION
  • Label: Elevation (m)
  • Definition: Height of sample location above sea level
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 500
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Description
  • Label:
  • Definition: Brief description of the sampling site and/or origin of record; may show other names of site used in the past
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
File name
  • Label:
  • Definition: Raw data file containing information
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

strmgage.csv (16.75 KB)

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strmgage

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People

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