Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 2010


Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 2010 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, starting in 2009. This location moved upstream of the road do to the construction of a culvert.

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Bowden, W. 2012. Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 2010 Environmental Data Initiative.



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Thursday, June 17, 2010 to Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Discharge was measured using the velocity area method with a SonTek flow meter. Discharge was measured six times throughout the summer season. Flow was measured at 20 points along a transect. This year two instruments were used to measure stage height, a Campbell Scientific CR-10 data logger and a HOBO pressure transducer. The CR10X was installed on 17 June 2010 and removed on 8 August 2010, the HOBO was installed on 23 June 2010 and removed on 14 August 2010. 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 Q=9.6588x^2.7679 where x is stage height in meters and the equation for the CR-10 data logger rating curve is Q=56.338x^5.4413, where x is the river stage in centimeters. Rating curves were developed for both instruments to cross-compare. The location of the instruments and discharge measurement was moved in 2009 to the current location due to potential road construction on the culvert at the Dalton Highway crossing. Arctic LTER Streams Protocols

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Version 1: Metadata and data organized- JPB 2/2013; 8/2013: ebs - updated data, corrected methods, updated metadata; date and time formats updated for PASTA JD-17/11/13 Version 2: Updated keywords (JD-23Jan14)

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