Kuparuk River 2005 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height.

Abstract: 

Water temperature and stream discharge were determined for the Kuparuk River. In recent years, pressure temperature dataloggers have measured stream temperature and stream height at regular intervals. A rating curve was developed to calculate continuous discharge from stage height. Stage height was measured on the Kuparuk about 1 km above the Dalton Highway crossing.

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10514

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5
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Citation: 

Bowden, W. 2007. Kuparuk River 2005 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e335bf7d4237c4ed24080efaba3dff3f
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Dates

Date Range: 

Friday, May 13, 2005 to Sunday, September 11, 2005

Publication Date: 

2007

Purpose: 

Longterm monitoring and experimentation

Methods: 

Discharge was measured several times throughout the summer using a SonTek Flowtracker ADV and wading rod. 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 by a HOBO sensor near this location. Discharge was calculated using stage levels measured by the Water and Environment Research Center using a rating curve that they developed.

More infomation about the methods and raw data can be found at: http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/projects/NorthSlope/upper_kuparuk/uk_river/uk_ri...

Kane, D.L. and Hinzman, L.D., 2013. Climate data from the North Slope Hydrology Research project. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Water and Environmental Research Center. URL: http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/projects/NorthSlope/ Fairbanks, Alaska, variously paged.
Arctic LTER Streams Protocol, updated 2014 by JPB

http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/streams/protocol2.html

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annual data is updated into new file
10/2012: ED organized metadata and data into this file; 4/2013: JPB moved to new spreadsheet and updated Research Locations; 6/2013: EBS updated metadat, updated discharge data to use WERC data
Version 2: Jan2014-JD- updated keywords, made file available online

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