Kuparuk River 1998 summer discharge calculated from stage height.


Discharge Each summer, water temperature and stream discharge are determined for the Kuparuk River. In many years, 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. 1998 had no temperature file.

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Bowden, W. 2000. Kuparuk River 1998 summer discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/096efdea1fb3fb31506e61f39fe30ba1



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Monday, June 1, 1998 to Monday, September 7, 1998

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Longterm monitoring and experimentation


Stage height measurements were recorded by a Campbell CR-10 data logger and a F1 Stevens Chart recorder positioned 1 km upstream of the Kuparuk River crossing at the Dalton Highway. Stage height readings are in centimeters from the bottom of the river to the water surface. Discharge calibration measurements were taken at 60% of depth at 20-30 points along a cross sectional transect of the river, 100 meters upstream of the data logger. Raw data from the calibration measurements are available.

Temperature data is not available for this year.
Arctic LTER Streams Protocol, updated 2010 by EBS


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DATE RECEIVED: February 1999
NAME: Slavik, Peterson
DATE: February 1999
Version 2: Uploaded and metadata updated J.Laundre
VERSION 3: 10/2012: ED organized metadata and data into this file; 4/2013: JPB moved to new spreadsheet and updated Research Locations; 7/13: EBS added WERC data, updated metadata - TEMPERATURE DATA added to Discharge
Version 4: Keywords updated (JD-23Jan14)
Version 5: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015

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