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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:LTEROksQ2009.02
Dataset Title:Mean daily discharge and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 2009
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, stage height, temperature, Oksrukuyik Creek, arctic streams, stream discharge
Abstract:Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 2009 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek continuous temperature recorded by a Campbell CR10 data logger and HOBO pressure transducer. Measurements were taken at a new location, about 100 meters upstream of the road. This location moved upstream of the road do to the construction of a culvert.
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 2009_Oksrukuyik_Temp_Q
Beginning Date 6/12/2009
End Date 8/12/2009
Number of Data Records 8743
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 1: Metadata and data organized- JPB 2/2013; 8/2013: ebs - updated methods and metadata; date and time formats updated.
Version 2: Updated keywords (23Jan14-JD)
Location Name Oksrukuyik HOBO pressure transducer  
Geographic Description 100 meters upstream of the road (2.49k below the original N and P dripper)  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude 68.686037823  
Longitude -149.0990032  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map  
Organisms studied
Methods:Discharge was measured using the velocity area method with a SonTek flow meter. Discharge was measured eight times throughout the summer season. Flow was measured at 20 points along a transect. This year two instruments were used to measure stage height and temperature, a Campbell Scientific CR-10X data logger and a HOBO pressure transducer. . The location was moved from previous years due to potential road construction on the culvert at the Dalton Highway crossing. Construction is now set to begin in the spring of 2010. The Campbell Scientific CR10 data logger was installed on 12 June 2009 and removed on 30 August 2009; the HOBO pressure transducer was installed 23 June 2009 and removed 12 August 2009. Each instrument recorded stage height and temperature every 10 minutes. The observed stage height is used with the measured discharge to develop a rating curve. The rating curve is used to calculate discharge from the recorded stage height values. The equation for the HOBO rating curve is y=5.758x - 1.9937, where x =stage height in meters and the equation for the CR-10 data logger rating curve is y=6.717x - 1.6588, where x=stage height in feet. Rating curves were developed for both instruments to cross-compare. The probes were at the same location, which is also where discharge was measured.

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    
Time Tine of Reading (Alaska Standard Time) datetime   hh:mm    
CR10X Stage Height (cm) stage height recorded by the data logger number centimeter     '-1111=no data
HOBO Stage Height (cm) stage height recorded by the data logger number centimeter     '-1111=no data
CR10X Calc. Q (m3/sec) calculated discharge number meterCubedPerSecond     '-1111=no data
HOBO Calc. Q (m3/sec) calculated discharge number meterCubedPerSecond     '-1111=no data
CR10X Temperature (C) Water Temperature (Celsius) number celsius     '-1111=no data
HOBO Temperature (C) Water Temperature (Celsius) number celsius     '-1111=no data
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