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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Poral
Dataset ID:1996_ArcticLTER_Lakes_nuts.02
Dataset Title:Nutrient and chemical data for various lakes near Toolik Research Station, Arctic LTER, Summer 1996.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Mike
Last Name:Miller
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First Name:Anne
Last Name:Giblin
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First Name:Neil
Last Name:Bettez
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Investigator 4: 
First Name:Sean
Last Name:Corson
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First Name:tech
Last Name:Smith
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First Name:Anne
Last Name:Hershey
Investigator 7: 
First Name:Heather
Last Name:Hoe
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Keywords:phosphorus, ammonium, nitrate, total dissolved nitrogen, total dissolved phosphorus, particulate phosphorus, particulate nitrogen, particulate carbon, lakes, arctic lakes, inorganic nutrients
Abstract:

Depth profiles of NO-3, NH-4, PO-4, TDN,
TDP, PP, PN and PC for lakes in 1996.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Email: arc_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.10178&urlTail=lakes/nutrients/data/1996_ArcticLTER_Lakes_nuts.csv
Data File Name 1996_ArcticLTER_Lakes_nuts.xls
Beginning Date 5/1/1996
End Date 9/1/1996
Number of Data Records 352
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Log of Changes: Log of changes: For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: September, 1996 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Neil Bettez DATA FILE VALIDATION: Neil Bettez NAME: Neil Bettez DATE: September, 1996
Data from all lakes compiled. Updated to new metadata form (with sites). CH March 2013
Version 2: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                                                                                                                                        
Location Name Toolik Central E 01 E 01 outlet I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8 I swamp N 01 N 02 S 01 S 02 S 06 S 07 S 11 S 03 outlet S 05 outlet NE 9B NE 12 Fog lake 1 Fog lake 2 Fog lake 3 Fog lake 4 Fog lake 5 Toolik inlet Milkyway upper I swamp inlet I swamp outlet I1 into I3 I2 into I3 I2 outlet I3 outlet I4 outlet I5 outlet I6 outlet I7 outlet I8 outlet I4 into I5 I5 into I6 I6 inlet west I7 into I9 I8 headwater I8 inlet I8 into I9 Toolik outlet LTER 247 LTER 248 LTER 249 LTER 250 LTER 251 LTER 252 LTER 253 LTER 254 LTER 255 LTER 256 LTER 257 LTER 258 LTER 259 LTER 260 LTER 261 LTER 262 LTER 263 LTER 264 LTER 265 LTER 266 LTER 267 LTER 268 LTER 269 LTER 270 LTER 271 LTER 272  
Geographic Description Toolik Lake, Main Station Lake E1 E1 out Lake I1 Lake I2 Lake I3 Lake I4 Lake I5 Lake I6 Lake I7 Lake I8 Lake ISwamp Lake N1 Lake N2 Lake S1 Lake S2 Lake S6 Lake S7 Lake S11 S 03 outlet S 05 outlet Lake NE9B Lake NE12 Fog 1 Fog 2 Fog 3 Fog 4 Fog 5 Toolik inlet Milky way up I swamp inlet I swamp outlet I1 into I3 I2 into I3 I2 outlet I3 outlet I4 outlet I5 outlet I6 outlet I7 outlet I8 outlet I4 into I5 I5 into I6 I6 west I7 into I9 I8 head I8 inlet I8 into I9 Toolik outlet GTH 1 GTH 2 GTH 3 GTH 4 GTH 5 GTH 6 GTH 7 GTH 8 GTH 9 GTH 10 GTH 11 GTH 12 GTH 13 GTH 14 GTH 15 GTH 16 GTH 17 GTH 18 GTH 19 GTH 20 GTH 21 GTH 22 GTH 23 GTH 24 GTH 25 GTH 26  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:

Water samples were collected at depths 0,1,3,5,8,12,16 meters with a Van Dorn. Water was
filtered in the field using 47mm .045 um millipore HAE filters.

Phosphorus, ammonia and nitrate/nitrite samples were kept at 4 C in amber HDPE bottles until
being run on an ALP chem auto analyzer .

TDN samples were fixed with 1 ul/ml 6N ultrex HCL, shipped to MBL, and stored at -20 C.
Dissolved organic N was digested with potassium persulfate and determined on an alp chemm autoanalyzer
using a packed cadmium column and RFA method number AS303-S171-09 .

DOP samples were fixed with 1 ul/ml 6N ultrex HCL, shipped to MBL, and stored at 4 C.
Dissolved organic P was digested with potassium persulfate and determined on an alp chem autoanalyzer
using RFA methods

Particulate Phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon samples were collected on precombusted 25 mm
GF/F filters. Filters were dried overnight at 55 C prior to shipment and stored in ziplock freezer bags.
Particulate phosphorus was determined using methods of Stainton et al., (1974).

Particulate Nitrogen and carbon were run on a Perkin elmer CHN analyzer.

Reference Citations: R.G. Wetzel and G.E. Likens. 1979. Limnological Methods. Saunders. Philadelphia.
A quantification of low-level ammonia in freshwaters. Standard Methods 1985, p 382.
Stainton, M.P. M.J. Capel, F.A.J.1974. Armstrong The chemical Analysis of fresh water. Fish Res. Board

Can. Misc.Spec. Pub. 25: 67. 1974.

Sampling Description.

None

Detection limits for analyses:
PO4: 0.08uM
NH4: 0.17uM
NO3: 0.11uM
Any sample below these limits, value entered as 0, notes in comments column.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
SortChem_# A unique number assigned to each sample collected at a specific site at a specific date and time. The year that the sample was collected is followed by a dash and then a sequential number. For example, if 600 samples were collected in 2002, then the first sample collected is 2002-0001 and the last sample is 2002-0600. text        
Site Site Name: Name of the lake where measurements were taken. There are discrete sampling sites defined by water depth, generally they are at the point of maximum depth. text     Toolik Main= the main sampling station on Toolik Lake's largest basin| E= lakes of the E-Series| I=lakes of the I-Series| N=lakes of the N-Series| S=lakes of the S-Series| Fog=lakes of the Fog-Series  
Date Date readings were taken on. datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Dep_m Depth of water sample taken at starting from the surface as 0. number meter   Dup= Duplicate sample .=Missing or Not Measured
Chl_ug/l Pheaophytin corrected chlorophyll a concentration from fluorometric analysis of chlorophyll extracted in acetone from 47mm GFF fiter number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Pheo_ug/l Pheaophytin concentrations from fluorometric analysis of chlorophyll extracted in acetone from 47mm GFF fiter number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
NH4OPA_uM Ammonium concentrations from OPA fluorometric analysis number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PO4_uM phosphate concentrations from colormetric analysis number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
NO3_uM nitrate+nitrite concentrations from colormetric analysis number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
TDN_uM Total dissolved nitrogen number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
TN_uM Total nitrogen. This value is the sum of TDN and particulate nitrogen number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
TP_uM Total phosphorus. This value is the sum of TDP and particulate phosphorus number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
TDP_uM Total dissolved phosphorus number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PP-ug/l Particulate phosphorus number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PP_uM Particulate phosphorus number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PN-ug/l Particulate nitrogen number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PN_uM Particulate nitrogen number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PC-ug/l Particulate carbon number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PC_uM Particulate carbon number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Bact_cells/ml Bacteria counts from flow cytometer cells/ml number numberPerMilliliter     .=Missing or Not Measured
UncorChl_ug/l Uncorrected chlorophyll a number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Cl_uM Dissolved chloride concentration number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
SO4_uM Dissolved sulfate concentration number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Notes Any additional information pertaining to measurments made for a particular depth, place and time. text        
NH4 Indol_uM Ammonium concentrations from Phenol/ Indol method number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured

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