Surface water and hyporheic porewater samples were collected at high frequency over two periods (01/20/2018–01/21/2018 and 01/10/2019–01/12/2019) from the lower reaches of Von Guerard Stream, Taylor Valley. Porewater samples were collected using plastic tubing inserted to depths of 15 or 30 cm and drawn out by syringe. This data set shows sampling locations, water chemistry (including concentrations for dissolved organic nitrogen species, dissolved organic carbon, silica, as well as water isotopes).
In this data package, we present chlorophyll concentrations, percent loss-on-ignition organic matter, sorbed ammonium concentrations, and percent biogenic silica for hyporheic sediments collected in January 2019 from nine transects across Von Guerard Stream, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. These samples were collected to address questions about the retention and processing of particulate organic matter in the hyporheic zone of McMurdo Dry Valley streams.