Stream Descriptions

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: 

December 19, 1993 to January 31, 2016
Data Citation
Mcknight, D., Gooseff, M.N. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Stream Descriptions. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/97a02735cc9d71ac7a1884d98c84a1ab. Dataset accessed 16 November 2019.
Dataset(s)

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

File: 

strmdesc.csv (13.58 KB)

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Short name: 

strmdesc.dat

Dataset ID: 

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People

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