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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:2011-2012KupChamberDO.03
Dataset Title:Chamber Metabolism 2011-2012 Kuparuk River near Toolik Field Station Alaska.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Michael
Last Name:Kendrick
Organization:University of Alabama
Address line 2:Box 870206
Address line 3:
Zip Code:35487
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Alexander
Last Name:Huryn
Organization:University of Alabama
Address line 2:Box 870206
Zip Code:35487
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:chamber metabolism, epilithic, gross primary production, respiration, streams, arctic streams, Kuparuk River
Abstract:Dissolved oxygen was measured in sealed chambers on representative river rocks periodically throughout the 2011 and 2012 open water season in the Kuparuk River. These data provide information on gross primary production and respiration from representative river rocks taken from 3 experimental reaches in the Kuparuk.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
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Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
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Data File URL
Data File Name 2011-2012KupChamberDO
Beginning Date 6/11/2011
End Date 9/20/2012
Number of Data Records 6143
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Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 1: Package ID assigned and uploaded to web.
Version 2: 29Oct2013 - A. Huryn added as co-owner of data, and funding source added to methods section.
Version 3: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
RESEARCH LOCATION:                  
Location Name Kuparuk -0.177k Kuparuk 2.0k Kuparuk 0.5k Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description nutrients Kuparuk River at haul Rd. 1996-2010 phosphoric addition, 2011-present half-rate phosphoric addition Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 68.6431598416667 68.647526 68.6462288416667 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.403267013889 -149.411416 -149.409090213889 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 746.552 731 742.04 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map            
Organisms studied Diatoms, Mosses
Methods:Methods used were modified from Bowden et al. (1992) . Photosynthesis and respiration were estimated from linear estimates of change in oxygen within closed chambers during independent light and dark incubations (Bott et al., 1978; Pennak & LaVelle, 1979; King, 1982; Duff et al., 1984). Representative river rocks were placed in sealed Plexiglas chambers and slowly filled with river water prior to each incubation. Water was recirculated in the chamber with a stir-bar placed inside of the chamber and powered by a magnetic fans run on batteries on the outside of the chamber. A YSIŽ LDO probe was inserted into a port at the top of the chamber. Rocks were collected at random locations within riffles at each site. In a typical experiment, three chambers were run simultaneously, with back-to-back light-dark incubations. This was generally done twice to include 6 replicates per site on each date. Rocks were sealed in each chamber then each chamber was submerged into the river as far as possible without water coming over the top of the chamber. Black tops were placed over the chambers during dark incubations to ensure no light would reach the inside of the chamber. Dissolved oxygen and chamber temperature were measured at three minute intervals during the course of the incubation (30-90 minutes). At the end of each experiment, rocks were removed from each chamber and the aluminum foil surface area and weight/area relationships were used to determine surface area of rocks (Steinman et al. 2006). PAR was measured using a Li-Cor Quantum Sensor. Soluble reactive phosphorus was measured using colorimetric method (APHA 1998).

We used 3 experimental reaches in the Kuparuk for this analysis., -0.177k, +0.5k, and 2.0k. In 2011 a phosphorus dripper was added at 0.0k creating fertilized sections downstream from 0.0k to 3.5k. This includes both recovery sections and the fertilized section as indicated by Benstead et al. (2007). University of Alabama Box 870206   Tuscaloosa Alabama 35487 U.S.A
Funding for this project was made available from NSF-OPP#0902126.

APHA (1998) Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, USA.
Benstead, J., Green, A., Deegan, L., Peterson, B., Slavik, K., Bowden, W. & Hershey, A. (2007) Recovery of three arctic stream reaches from experimental nutrient enrichment. Freshwater Biology, 52, 1077-1089.
Bowden, W., Peterson, B., Finlay, J. & Tucker, J. (1992) Epilithic chlorophyll a, photosynthesis, and respiration in control and fertilized reaches of a tundra stream. Hydrobiologia, 240, 121-131. 
Steinman, A.D., Lamberti, G.A. & Leavitt, P. (2006) Biomass and pigments of benthic algae. Methods in stream ecology, 2. 
Bott, T.L., J.R. Brock, C.E. Cushing, S.V. Gregory, D. King & R.C. Petersen, 1978. A comparison of methods for measuring primary productivity and community respiration in streams. Hydrobiologia 60: 3-12.
Duff, J.H,, K.C. Stanley & R.J. Avanzino, 1984. The use of photosynthesis-respiration chambers to measure nitrogen flux in epilithic algal communities. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 22: 1436-1443.
King, D.K., 1982. Community metabolism and autotrophic-heterotrophic relationships of woodland stream riffle sections. Ph.D. Thesis. Michigan State University, East Lansing. 356 pp.
Pennak, R.W. & J.W. Lavelle, 1979. In situ measurements of net primary production in a Colorado mountain stream. Hydrobiologia 66: 227-235.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Site LTER Site Code number number      
Date Date datetime   DD-MMM-YYYY    
PAR Average Photsynthetically Active Radiation during incubation (Photosynthetic photon flux density) number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     *=Missing or not measured
Time Time of day datetime   hh:mm    
Barometer (kPA) Barometric pressure number kilopascal     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Dissolved Oxygen concentration number milligramPerLiter     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Temperature (C) Temperature number celsius     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Location River Location based on LTER sampling text        
ProbeID Identifies probe of use number number     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
L/D Light or Dark Treatment text        
SRP (mol L-1) Soluble Reactive Phopshorus as measured on day of sampling number molarity     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Discharge (m3/s) Average Discharge on day of sampling number meterCubedPerSecond     N/A=Missing or Not Measured
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