Lake Levels

Summary

Abstract: 

Lake Level measurements are carried out each austral summer season for the lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antactica

Date Range: 

Tuesday, January 1, 1991 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

...or query the data clicking the:

Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code that identifies the table in the database. LIMNO_LAKE_LEVELS, in this case.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LAKE
  • Label: Lake
  • Definition: Name of lake where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date on which measurement was made
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
REFERENCE BENCHMARK
  • Label: Reference Benchmark
  • Definition: This is the old benchmark used for lake leveling that the new measurements are corrected to
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SURVEYING BENCHMARK
  • Label: Survey Benchmark
  • Definition: This is the benchmark the optical survey was actually performed on. The lake level below this datum is recorded with level and stadia rod
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LAKE LEVEL(masl)
  • Label: Lake Level (masl)
  • Definition: Lake level below datum is expressed as meters above sea level (masl) in terms of the reference benchmark.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: usually lists the surveyors. All measurements are made to true water level in drilled holes or in a connected moat. Some are shot to the surface of the moat ice and if so, that is noted here (rare)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/04c8f5eb0b8197c37b3cc396ae5834bb

Short name: 

lakelevel

Data set ID: 

68
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Additional Project roles: 

Associated Researcher
Field Crew
Data Manager