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 table contains data for the total volume of water discharged in various streams and basins of Taylor Valley. The data covers melt periods from 1991-92 through 1996-97.
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The Taylor Valley Streamflow Volumes table was created by Harry House. It was first stored in an INGRES database, but was converted to ORACLE format in early 1996. Modifications were generally made each year after the initial creation in the early part of the year. It was transferred to INSTAAR in late 1997. In March, 2000, Denise Steigerwald added a 'dataset code' variable to this file in order to make the dataset more useful in Oracle and GIS.
Data collected prior to the 1993-1994 season, when the McMurdo Long-Term Ecological Research began, does not necessarily contain information for all of the sites or variables collected in subsequent years.