Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1992

Abstract: 

Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 1992 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek continuous temperature recorded by a Campbell CR10 data logger. Measurements came from the USGS.

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Data set ID: 

1346

EML revision ID: 

6
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Citation Suggestion: 

Bowden, W. 1994. Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1992 Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/9ca3d5dfc276f10a6afd87c0eba3f52e
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Dates

Date Range: 

Sunday, June 14, 1992 to Wednesday, August 26, 1992

Publication Date: 

1994

Methods: 

Discharge was measured using the velocity area method with a Santé or Marsh-McGivney flow meter. Discharge was measured six times throughout the summer season. Flow was measured at 20 points along a transect. A Campbell Scientific CR-10 data logger recorded stage height every 4 hours. The observed stage height is used with the measured discharge to develop a rating curve determined by the USGS. The rating curve is used to calculate discharge from the recorded stage height values.

Two rating curves were used to calculate discharge, one for low stage height and one for high stage height.
The rating curve equation to calculate discharge when stage height was less than 18.43 feet is Discharge = exp(a+bexp(x)) where a=-2.4379247, b=3.5955812e-08, and x=stage

The rating curve equation to calculate discharge when stage height was greater than 18.43 feet is Discharge = (a+bx^3) where a=-53.964473, b=0.0091870784, and x=stage.

Temperature readings were taken daily with a 12" blunt stem reattempt dial-head thermometer at a location between the two culverts on the downstream side of the road.
There are several days for which no temperature data are available. There are also days on which more than one temperature reading was taken.
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Version Changes: 

DATE RECEIVED: 01 November 1992
DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Nancy Parmentier
DATA FILE VALIDATION:
NAME: Nancy Parmentierman
DATE: November 2, 1992
Version 2: Metadata and data organized- JPB 4/2013; 7/2013: ebs - added temperature data and metadata
Version 3: Updated for Pasta, re-titled document
Version 4: Updated keywords (23Jan14-JD)
Version 5: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015

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