Kuparuk River 2013 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height.

Abstract: 

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, 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.

Project Keywords: 

Data set ID: 

10600

EML revision ID: 

2
Published on EDI/LTER Data Portal

Citation: 

Bowden, W., Gooseff, M. 2014. Kuparuk River 2013 summer temperature and discharge calculated from stage height. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/256ca82e07511cef63a434b82172c945
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Dates

Date Range: 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to Friday, August 30, 2013

Publication Date: 

2014

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.

Temperature Data is from LTER Streams HOBO from this year.

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 2015 by JPB

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

Version Changes: 

5/2014: JPB made spreadsheet

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