High frequency seasonal stream gage measurements from Harnish Creek at F7 in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 2001 to present

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 that region. This package contains data pertaining to continuous monitored water quality and quantity parameters measured with automatic recording devices on streams in this region. Specifically, this metadata record describes the hydrology at Harnish Creek F7, the discharge rate and other parameters. Specifically, this metadata record describes the hydrology data set for the McMurdo Dry Valley's Harnish Creek at F7, located in the Fryxell Basin of Taylor Valley. Measurements commenced during the 2001-02 season and are ongoing. The first several seasons had either no flow or such a low flow that could not be measured. 

Date Range: 

December 26, 2001 to January 17, 2018
Data Citation
Gooseff, M.N., Mcknight, D. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: High frequency seasonal stream gage measurements from Harnish Creek at F7 in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 2001 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/0dbe0da2ff94c833730e855ddc5344b3. Dataset accessed 12 December 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Harnish Creek at F7

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing discrete stream gage measurements dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STRMGAGEID
  • Label: stream gage id
  • Definition: Code representing stream gage
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date/time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE RATE
  • Label: Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
DISCHARGE QLTY
  • Label: Discharge Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of discharge (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER_TEMP
  • Label: Water Temperature
  • Definition: Water Temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WATER_TEMP_QLTY
  • Label: Water Temperature Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of water temperature (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONDUCTIVITY
  • Label: Conductivity
  • Definition: Specific conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemens/cm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
CONDUCTIVITY_QLTY
  • Label: Conductivity Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of conductivity (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Short name: 

HARNISH_F7_HYDRO

Dataset ID: 

9015
People

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Associated Personnel: 

Associated Researcher
Associated Researcher
Field Crew
Data Manager
Former Field Crew