Relict Channel Locations

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, water was diverted to a relict stream channel in order to reactivate the streamflow. The purpose of this experiment was to quantify the time scales of response to the arrival of water after many years of dessication. This table contains data showing the measurement locations (latitude, longitude and elevation) for the Relict Channel in the Fryxell basin. 

Date Range: 

Monday, January 1, 1996 to Sunday, December 31, 2000

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Variables: 

Dataset code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing Relict Channel experiment locations dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Stream
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of McMurdo Dry Valley stream / channel
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location code
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing a given location within the Relict Channel
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Location name
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of sampling point within the Relict Channel
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Latitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Latitude / angular distance south of equator for sampling site
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: -70
  • Minimum: -80
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
Longitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Longitude / angular distance east of Greenwich meridian for sampling site
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 165
  • Minimum: 160
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
Elevation
  • Label:
  • Definition: Height of sample location above sea level
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 500
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about the sampling site; may show other names of site used in the past
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/b8a304e75b0df06c6aefc29f429b0b7d

Short name: 

relict_locs

Data set ID: 

26
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