Kuparuk River 1999 summer temperature and 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.

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1370

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5
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Citation: 

Bowden, W. 2001. Kuparuk River 1999 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/182cac09ba3339659aff5bdcfdc56c97
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Sunday, May 30, 1999 to Thursday, August 5, 1999

Publication Date: 

2001

Purpose: 

Longterm monitoring and experimentation

Methods: 

Discharge was measured several times throughout the summer using Gurley and Mont-Whit meters. The stage height was measured at the time of discharge measurement. Continuous stage height readings collected on an hourly basis were then used to calculate continuous discharge using a rating curve for each summer. Temperature was also measured on an hourly basis. The rating curve equation used was y=0.3217*(x^3.0218) )with x being the river stage in feet. This rating curve is the rating curve used for used for discharge data 1993-2002.

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annual data is updated into new file
For Archival Use:
DATE RECEIVED: November, 1999
DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Karie Slavik
DATA FILE VALIDATION:
NAME: Slavik, Peterson
DATE: November, 1999
10/2012: ED organized metadata and data into this file.
Version 3: 4/2013: JPB moved to new spreadsheet and updated Research Locations, Added TEMPERATURE data to file. Uploaded to PASTA (Dec. 2013, JD)
Version 4: Keywords updated (23Jan14)
Version 5: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015

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