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Shaver, G. 1989. Above ground biomass in acidic tussock tundra experimental site, 1989, Arctic LTER, Toolik, Alaska. Arctic LTER, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, Ma 02543. 1989gsttbm 

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Data sets were provided by the Arctic LTER. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #DEB-981022, 9211775, 8702328; #OPP-9911278, 9911681, 9732281, 9615411, 9615563, 9615942, 9615949, 9400722, 9415411, 9318529; #BSR 9019055, 8806635, 8507493.

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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:LTEROks_Temp_Q1989.04
Dataset Title:Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1989
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
Zip Code:05405
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
Zip Code:02543
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
Zip Code:02543
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Alex
Last Name:Huryn
Organization:University of Alabama
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
Zip Code:
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Elissa
Last Name:Schuett
Organization:University of Vermont
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:discharge, Oksrukuyik Creek, arctic streams, stream discharge
Abstract:Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 1989 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek temperature. Measurements came from the USGS. Only calculated results for discharge were available for 1989.
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
Online URL:
Data File URL
Data File Name 1989_Oksrukuyik_Temp_Q
Beginning Date 6/4/1989
End Date 9/13/1989
Number of Data Records 102
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Data Entered and Received: Julie Pallant, October 1991
Version 2: Temperature data added to Q data, Metadata and data organized- JPB 2/2013
Version 3: Organized for web viewing and formatted for PASTA (JD 08/10/13)
Version 4: Updated keywords (23Jan14-JD)
Location Name Oksrukuyik USGS Staff Gauge  
Geographic Description The Oksrukuyik Creek crossing at the Dalton Highway, on left bank 10m downstream from culvert, at mile 297.9 Dalton Hwy, 14 mi south of Pump Station 3, and 16.5 mi upstream from mouth. USGS Hydrologic Unit 19060402.  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude 68.688928  
Longitude -149.094342  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map  
Organisms studied
Methods:Stage height measurements taken at gauging station and discharge calculated from stage height by using a "stage/discharge relationship".

Temperature readings were taken daily with a 12" blunt stem reotemp dial-head thermometer at a location between the two culverts on the upstream side of the road.

Notes: Oksrukuyik Creek discharge data was acquired from the USGS in Fairbanks who use their gauging station on the creek to monitor the stage height. More detailed methods of their Hydrologic Unit, calibration measurements and regression curve were not available at the time of this file. Discharge values, as mean daily discharge, were given in ft^3/sec and were converted by LTER staff to m^3/sec. See Oksrukuyik Creek 1988 Discharge paper file for more details.

Notes: There are several days for which no temperature data are available. There are also days on which more than one temperature reading was taken.

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    
Calc. Q (m3/sec) calculated discharge number meterCubedPerSecond     -1111=no data
Temperature (oC) mesured temperature number celsius     -1111=no data
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