Toolik Inlet Discharge Data collected in summer 2008, Arctic LTER, Toolik Research Station, Alaska.

Abstract: 

Stream discharge, stage height, temperature, and conductivity of Toolik Inlet during the 2008 study season.

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Data set ID: 

10068

EML revision ID: 

8

Short name: 

2008_Toolik_Inlet_Kling
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Dates

Date Range: 

Thursday, May 22, 2008 to Monday, August 18, 2008

Publication Date: 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Methods: 

For discharge measurement protocol, see the Land-Water protocol accessible from the Land-Water mainpage on the Arctic LTER web page or at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gwk and clicking on the protocol link at the bottom of the page.

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, deployed near bottom opf stream, 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 were rounded to nearest tenth of a degC, in accordance with sensor manufacturer's specifications
Conductivity data 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

http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/arc/landwater/lw_protocols.html

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Download a comma delimited (csv) or Excel file (includes metadata and data sheets).

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Variables Details

(Variables names are in the first line/row of the CSV file and Excel data sheet.)
Date_Time
  • Label: Date_Time
  • Definition: Date and time of measurement
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: dd-mmm-yyyy hh:mm
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Water_Temp_C
  • Label: Water_Temp_C
  • Definition: Temperature of stream
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Conductivity_uScm
  • Label: Conductivity_uScm
  • Definition: Electrical conductivity of stream
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microsiemenPerCentimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Q_m3sec
  • Label: Q_m3sec
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meterCubedPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured