Stream discharge, temperature, and conductivity of Toolik Inlet during the 2004 study season. Discharge measurements were taken throughout each season to determine the stage-discharge relationship.
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Water level was recorded continuously with with a Stevens PGIII Pulse Generator connected to a Campbell Scientific CR510 datalogger. Additionally, we deployed a Campbell Scientific Model 247 Conductivity (EC) and Temperature probe which also recorded to the CR510.
Discharge measurements were taken throughout each season to determine the stage-discharge relationship. When the stage heights exceed our range from the study year's rating curve, we apply a standardized composite rating curve (from 1996-2013) for Toolik Inlet to solve for stream discharge.
Temperature data (when measured) were rounded to nearest tenth of a degC, in accordance with sensor manufacturer's specifications
Conductivity data (when measured) were rounded to nearest uS/cm, in accordance with sensor manufacturer's specifications
Discharge data were rounded to 3 significant digits
Field and Lab Methods and Protocols, Kling lab, University of Michigan
Discharge values were corrected based on updated rating curves. Changed the variable units for conductivity. JAD March2016
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