Water temperature and stream discharge were 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. 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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Longterm monitoring and experimentation
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 on an hourly basis. Discharge was calculated by the Water and Environment Research Center. Arctic LTER Streams Protocol, updated 2010 by EBS http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/streams/protocol2.html
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