Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 2009


Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 2009 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek continuous temperature recorded by a Campbell CR10 data logger and HOBO pressure transducer. Measurements were taken at a new location, about 100 meters upstream of the road. This location moved upstream of the road do to the construction of a culvert.

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Bowden, W. 2011. Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 2009 Environmental Data Initiative.



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Friday, June 12, 2009 to Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Discharge was measured using the velocity area method with a SonTek flow meter. Discharge was measured eight times throughout the summer season. Flow was measured at 20 points along a transect. This year two instruments were used to measure stage height and temperature, a Campbell Scientific CR-10X data logger and a HOBO pressure transducer. . The location was moved from previous years due to potential road construction on the culvert at the Dalton Highway crossing. Construction is now set to begin in the spring of 2010. The Campbell Scientific CR10 data logger was installed on 12 June 2009 and removed on 30 August 2009; the HOBO pressure transducer was installed 23 June 2009 and removed 12 August 2009. Each instrument recorded stage height and temperature every 10 minutes. The observed stage height is used with the measured discharge to develop a rating curve. The rating curve is used to calculate discharge from the recorded stage height values. The equation for the HOBO rating curve is y=5.758x - 1.9937, where x =stage height in meters and the equation for the CR-10 data logger rating curve is y=6.717x - 1.6588, where x=stage height in feet. Rating curves were developed for both instruments to cross-compare. The probes were at the same location, which is also where discharge was measured. Arctic LTER Streams Protocols

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