Kuparuk River 1984 summer discharge calculated from stage height.


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.

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Bowden, W. 1986. Kuparuk River 1984 summer discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/9ff73e11261085e7e85b328c3739b34b

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Wednesday, June 20, 1984 to Monday, August 13, 1984

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Longterm monitoring and experimentation


Discharge measurements were taken on a four hour incremental basis 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 is not available for this year.
Arctic LTER Streams Protocol, updated 2010 by EBS


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