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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:LTERKupNO3.03
Dataset Title:Nitrate data from the Kuparuk River near Toolik Field Station, 1983-2012.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Breck
Last Name:Bowden
Organization:University of Vermont
Address line 2:303D Aiken Center
Address line 3:Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
City:Burlington
State:Vermont
Zip Code:05405
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Bruce
Last Name:Peterson
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
Address line 3:The Ecosystems Center
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Linda
Last Name:Deegan
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
Address line 3:The Ecosystems Center
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Alex
Last Name:Huryn
Organization:University of Alabama
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City:Tuscaloosa
State:AL
Zip Code:
Country:USA
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Elissa
Last Name:Schuett
Organization:University of Vermont
City:Burlington
State:Vermont
Country:USA
Investigator 6: 
First Name:Adrian
Last Name:Green
Organization:
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Investigator 7: 
First Name:Karie
Last Name:Slavik
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:nitrate, Kuparuk River, inorganic nutrients, streams, arctic streams
Abstract:Samples from designated stations from the Kuparuk River were collected during each summer from 1983 to 2012. In general, three sampling dates occurred each summer; once in June prior to the start of fertilization and once each in July and August. Phosphorus addition has occurred since 1983; station sites are relative distance from the original 1983 phosphorus dripper. Stations include sites in a reference, recovery, and fertilized reach. Reaches were defined based on the location of phosphorous addition (see methods). Phosphoric acid is added to the stream to increase the soluble reactive phosphorus by 0.32 uM. Water samples have been analyzed for nitrate since 1983.
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.10302&urlTail=streams/stream_chemistry/data/1983-2012_Kuparuk_NO3.csv
Data File Name 1983-2012_Kuparuk_NO3
Beginning Date 7/9/1983
End Date 8/11/2012
Number of Data Records 1864
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information field replicates and lab replicates of samples as well as quality assurance of data
Maintenance Description ongoing data collection, updated annually
Log of Changes: 3/2013: EBS organized metadata and data into this file.
4/2013: JPB moved to new spreadsheet and updated Research Locations.
Version 2: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
Version 3: 12/2013 JPB updated spreadsheet with 2011 and 2012 data.
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                
Location Name Kuparuk -0.47k Kuparuk -0.3k Kuparuk -0.177k Kuparuk 0.0k Kuparuk 0.3k Kuparuk 0.56k Kuparuk 0.74k Kuparuk 1.0k Kuparuk 1.39k Kuparuk 1.8k Kuparuk 2.0k Kuparuk 2.5k Kuparuk 3.0k Kuparuk 4.0k Hershey Creek  
Geographic Description Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska. Current site of phosphorous addition. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, re-fertilized reach, formerly the recovery reach after historic fertilization. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, re-fertilized reach, formerly the recovery reach after historic fertilization. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, re-fertilized reach, formerly the recovery reach after historic fertilization. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, re-fertilized reach, formerly the recovery reach after historic fertilization. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, re-fertilized reach, formerly the recovery reach after historic fertilization. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, fertilized reach. Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska, fertilized reach. Tributary of the Kuparuk River, North Slope of Alaska.  
Location Bounding Box                                
West Bounding Coordinate                                
East Bounding Coordinate                                
North Bounding Coordinate                                
South Bounding Coordinate                                
OR if single point location                                
Latitude 68.6374451277778 68.6383996472222 68.6380604555556 68.6391037472222 68.6407478666667 68.64205425 68.6431598416667 68.6446591138889 68.6463382 68.6478126416667 68.6495472222222 68.6522845416667 68.6536672416667 68.6587855777778 68.6444935871761  
Longitude -149.386685694444 -149.389229505556 -149.391843363889 -149.394325569444 -149.400561111111 -149.403500566667 -149.403267013889 -149.405160461111 -149.410026416667 -149.415654311111 -149.416152463889 -149.41517665 -149.420855111111 -149.424464330556 -149.412131309509  
Elevation 753.32 752.799 750.601 750.566 747.744 746.268 746.552 744.061 741.689 738.873 737.074 734.785 732.173 726.919 751.338  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:Water samples were collected at designated stations along the Kuparuk River. In 1983, phosphorus addition through dripping began at the site designated as 0.0k. Stations downstream of 0.0k have positive numbers and upstream have negative numbers. The reach upstream of the phosphorus addition has remained the reference reach for the duration of this dataset. Downstream of the original phosphorus addition was the fertilized reach. In 1985, the phosphorus dripper moved to 0.59k, creating a recovery reach from 0.0k to 0.59k. In 1996, the dripper was moved downstream to 1.4k, creating a recovery reach between 0.6k and 1.39k. The historic recovery reach from 0k to 0.59k had not been fertilzed for 11 years, so it was then considered part of the reference reach after 1996. In 2011, an additional phosphoric acid dripper was placed at 0k to fertilize the area of stream from 0k to 1.4k. These areas became known as the "Re-Fert" zones. The stream reach above the historic dripper from 1985 to 1996 (0k to 0.59k) became known as Re-Fert 1, and the once fertilized reach from the 1985 to 1996 dripper (0.6k to 1.39k) became known as Re-Fert 2. Reach information can be found in data for specific time periods.
Water was filtered through a 25mm GF/F filter in the field; samples were frozen and run using the QuikChem METHOD 31-1-7-04-1-E on a Lachat at Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Labortory in Burlington, VT.
See current protocols at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC
Timeline of sample analysis
1983-96 --- Nutrients were analyzed using a Technicon autoanalyzer II at Toolik - cadmium reduction for nitrate)
1997-2010 -- Beginning in 1997 nitrate/nitrite samples were frozen, shipped to the MBL and analyzed using cadmium reduction on a Lachat autoanalyzer. Lachat QuikChem METHOD 31-1-7-04-1-C
2011- Present -- Beginning in 2011 nitrate/nitrite samples were frozen, shipped to the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Labortory (RESL) and analyzed using cadmium reduction on a Lachat autoanalyzer; analysis at the RESL continues to present. Lachat QuikChem METHOD 31-1-7-04-1-E.
Notes:
2004 --- Nitrate data have not yet been added to this file as of 11/9/04. (Nitrate samples were reanalyzed and the file has been updated - 25Oct09 - EBS)
2005 --- None
2006 -- 2006 NO3 samples have not been analyzed as of Nov. 1, 2006.
2006 --- NO3 samples have been analyzed and added to the dataset
2007 --- Dataset updated 3 April 2008 - EBS
2008 --- Dataset updated 10 March 2009 - EBS
2009 --- Dataset updated 13 October 2009 - EBS
2010 --- Dataset updated 8 January 2010 with 2000-2002 data - EBS
2010 --- Dataset updated 29 November 2010 with 2010 data - EBS
2010 --- Dataset updated with 1983-2000 data - EBS
2013 --- Dataset updated with 2011-2012 data - JPB

Reference Citations: R.G. Wetzel and G.E. Likens. 1979. Limnological Methods. Saunders. Philadelphia.
APHA. 1985. Standard Methods. Boyd. Albany.
R.M. Holmes, A. Aminot, r. Kerouel, B.A. Hooker, and B.J. Peterson. 1999.
A simple and precise method for measuring ammonium in marine and freshwater
ecosystems. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1-8.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Site Code LTER site code text        
River site of measurement (named) text        
Date Date datetime   dd-mmm-yy    
Station (km) Station on river in km from 1983 dripper. See comments for additional information text        
1983 P-dripper location Treatment reach based on the location of the dripper in 1985 (reference or fertilized) text        
1985 P-dripper location Treatment reach based on the location of the dripper in 1985 (reference, recovery, or fertilized) text        
1996 P-dripper location Treatment reach based on the location of the dripper in 1996 (reference, recovery, or fertilized) text        
2011 P-dripper location Treatment reach based on the location of the dripper in 2011 (reference, Re-Fert 1, Re-Fert 2 or fertilized) text        
uM_NO3 nitrate number micromolePerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Comments Notes about the data text        
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