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


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

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Kling, G. 2010. Toolik Inlet Discharge Data collected in summer 2008, Arctic LTER, Toolik Research Station, Alaska. Environmental Data Initiative.



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

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For discharge measurement protocol, see the Land-Water protocol accessible from the Land-Water mainpage on the Arctic LTER web page or at 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

Version Changes: 

Version 2: Updated units to current standards. Updated metadata form to newer version (without site sheet). CH 4Feb2013 Updated to newer metadata form (with sites sheet) Ch March 2013.
Version 3: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015
2 February 2016. Changed file with Dataset ID *.01 to Dataset ID *.02. The discharge measurements were corrected based on updated rating curves, removed the variable "stage height" because this is a relative measure not comparable across years, rounded Temp, cond, and Discharge. See Methods.

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Full Metadata and data files (either comma delimited (csv) or Excel) - Environmental Data Initiative repository.

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