Onyx River at Vanda gage measurements

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor the glacial meltwater streams in that region. These tables contain data pertaining to continuous monitored water quality and quantity parameters measured with automatic recording devices on streams in this region. This metadata describes the data captured on the gage station located at the Onyx river at the Lake Vanda outlet, since 1969 until the present.

Date Range: 

Wednesday, January 1, 1969 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Code representing discrete stream gage measurements dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STRMGAGEID
  • Label: stream gage id
  • Definition: Code representing stream gage
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date/time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
DISCHARGE RATE
  • Label: Discharge Rate
  • Definition: Stream discharge
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: litersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
DISCHG_COM
  • Label: Discharge Quality
  • Definition: Estimated accuracy of discharge (good=most accurate within 10%, fair=most data accurate within 25%, poor=significant amounts of data may be >25% off)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER_TEMP
  • Label: Water Temperature
  • Definition: Stream water temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
WATER_TEMP_QLTY
  • Label: Water Temperature Quality
  • Definition: Stream Water temperature quality notes
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONDUCTIVITY
  • Label: Water Conductivity
  • Definition: Stream water conductivity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: microSiemenPerCentimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
CONDUCTIVITY_QLTY
  • Label: Water Conductivity Quality
  • Definition: Stream Water Conductivity quality
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/ffe77e86919edeca8a28e0b052ebe1a3

Short name: 

ONYX_VNDA_HYDRO

Data set ID: 

9022
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Field Crew
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