Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1995


Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 1995 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek continuous temperature recorded by a Campbell CR10 data logger. Measurements were taken about 10 meters downstream of the road (2.6k below the original N and P dripper). In Summer 2009, this location moved upstream of the road, do to the construction of a culvert.

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Bowden, W. 1997. Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1995 Environmental Data Initiative.

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Tuesday, June 27, 1995 to Wednesday, August 23, 1995

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Stage height measurements were taken hourly with a Campbell CR-10 data logger, and continuously with the USGS Stevens chart recorder, at the USGS gauging station, 10 meters downstream of the Dalton Highway crossing. Discharge measurements were taken by Chris Harvey and Kim Hageman using a Marsh-McBirney flow meter and a Teledyne-Gurley flow meter at a location 20 meters below the chart recorder. Flow was measured at 20 points for each transect. A total of 8 discharge measurements were used to calibrate the rating curves for this year. Notes: The high water event that occurred on July 31 caused Oksrukuyik creek to overflow its banks for several days. The stage height during this time was far beyond the greatest stage height at which a manual discharge measurement was taken with a flow meter. Therefore, the discharge estimates during this event may be inaccurate. This event, however, represents only a small fraction of the total discharge profile for the season. The USGS Stevens chart recorder data are not used in this dataset. The rating curve equation used to calculate discharge is Discharge = a(x^b) where a=2.2491e-07, b=3.5465, and x=stage height in meters Temperature readings were taken by a Campbell CR-10 data logger located 10 m downstream from the Oksrukuyik Creek crossing of the Dalton Highway. Arctic LTER Streams Protocols

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DATE RECEIVED: September 30, 1996 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Chris Harvey DATA FILE VALIDATION: NAME: Chris Harvey DATE: September 30, 1996 Version 2:Temperature data added to discharge worksheetl Metadata and data organized- JPB 4/2013; 8/2013: ebs updated methods and geographic location Version 3: Repaired date/time formats, cleaned metadata 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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