Kuparuk River 1983 summer discharge calculated from stage height.

Abstract: 

Stream temperature and discharge each summer, water temperature and stream discharge are determined for the Kuparuk River. In many years, temperature and stream height were recorded manually each day. In recent years, data loggers have measured stream temperature and stream height at regular intervals. The Kuparuk River data is maintained by Dough Kane on the Water and Environmental Research Center at UAF (http://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/NorthSlope/upper_kuparuk/uk_river/uk_r...) Stream height is converted into stream discharge based on a rating curve calculated from manual discharge measurements throughout the season. The principal investigator in charge of the temperature and discharge measurements is Dr. Breck Bowden.

Project Keywords: 

Data set ID: 

10502

EML revision ID: 

7

Short name: 

1983_Kuparuk_Q

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/0d81b5429
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Dates

Date Range: 

Tuesday, July 12, 1983 to Friday, August 19, 1983

Publication Date: 

Thursday, December 12, 1985

Purpose: 

Longterm monitoring and experimentation

Methods: 

Discharge measurements were taken daily 1 km upstream of the Kuparuk River crossing at the Dalton Highway. Measurements were taken manually. It is unknown what type of sensor was used. It is also unknown what type of flow meter was used.

Temperature data and stage height are not available for this year.

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Variables Details

(Variables names are in the first line/row of the CSV file and Excel data sheet.)
Site Code
  • Label: Site Code
  • Definition: LTER site code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Distance from dripper (km)
  • Label: Distance from dripper (km)
  • Definition: Distance from 1983 dripper
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
River
  • Label: River
  • Definition: site of measurement (named)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Date
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: dd-mmm-yy
  • Missing values: None specified
Time
  • Label: Time
  • Definition: Time of Reading (Alaska Standard Time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm
  • Missing values:
    • -1111 = no data
Stage Height (ft)
  • Label: Stage Height (ft)
  • Definition: stage height recorded by the data logger
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: foot
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • -1111 = no data
LTER Q (m3/sec)
  • Label: LTER Q (m3/sec)
  • Definition: LTER calculated discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meterCubedPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • -1111 = no data
Temperature (°C)
  • Label: Temperature (°C)
  • Definition: Water Temperature (Celsius)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • -1111 = no data
Comments
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: additional information about individual data points
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified