Kuparuk River 2009 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height.

Abstract: 

Water temperature and stream discharge were determined for the Kuparuk River in 2009. In many years, temperature and stream height were recorded manually each day. In recent years, dataloggers have measured stream temperature and stream height at regular intervals. A rating curve was developed to calculate continuous discharge from stage height. Temperature was also measured on an hourly basis. Stage height was measured on the Kuparuk about 1 km above the Dalton Highway crossing.

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Data set ID: 

10518

EML revision ID: 

4
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Citation Suggestion: 

Bowden, W. 2011. Kuparuk River 2009 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/88d8d4b1572795b7c7837a71a7e79411
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Dates

Date Range: 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Publication Date: 

2011

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.

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