Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:WAT-YSI-SWAMP-2009.03
Dataset Title:Year 2009, 15 minute measurements of stage, water temperature in a small headwater stream draining draining a mainly wetland catchment (49% wetlands/swamp + 36% forest), Bear Meadow Brook, draining Cedar Swamp, Reading, MA.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Wilfred
Last Name:Wollheim
Address line 1:Morse Hall
Address line 2:UNH
Address line 3:
City:Durham
State:NH
Zip Code:03824
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:Joe Thouin
Keywords:PIE LTER, disturbance, Cedar Swamp, Bear Br, wetland, discharge, water temperature, water stage
Abstract:Year 2009, continuous measurements, every 15 minutes, were made of stage and water temperature in a small headwater stream, Bear Meadow Brook , Cedar Swamp, Reading MA, draining a mainly wetland catchment (49% wetland + 36% wetland). Discharge is determined from stage using discharge vs stage regressions.
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Email: pie_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/WAT/data/WAT-YSI-Swamp-2009.csv
Data File Name WAT-YSI-Swamp-2009
Beginning Date 1/1/2009
End Date 9/28/2009
Number of Data Records 25945
Other Files to Reference All in the YSI series.
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description Periodic with improvement of rating curve, particularly as more high discharge events are incorporated.
Log of Changes: Updated in Jan 2010
Version 01, 22Jan2010 keyword update and new data
Version 02, 31Mar2010 date data update
Version 03: February 18, 2014, data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2013.xlsm 9/30/13 02:57 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: WAT-IP-Reading-CS Site 2
Geographic Description Watershed water collection and stream characterization site for Cedar Swamp (wetland landuse), Bear Meadow Brook, Reading, MA  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude 42.5495  
Longitude -71.0909  
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied
 
Methods:
HOBO data loggers were used exclusively this year to monitor stage height and water temperature



HOBO: Depth and water temperature are recorded by the HOBO data logger. Depths are corrected for barometric pressure changes using readings in an additional HOBO datalogger deployed at Marshview Farm. The HOBO is deployed in a a PVC tube, which was attached to ree-bar driven into the stream bed. The PVC tube has holes drilled to allow adequate water circulation.


NOTES AND COMMENTS:

Velocity measurements were made using a Marsh McBirney current meter. Discharge estimates in Cedar Swamp (Bear Br.) are based on a power rating curve that contains measurements up to a depth of 0.9 meters, as standardized to depth measured with the HOBO datalogger (Column = HOBO_Depth), which is above bankfull stage. Rating curve has been standardized to HOBO_Depth to allow application of a single rating curve across years. Rating curve has an R2 of 0.96 using 10 measurements between 2005 and 2007. All files in this series are currently standardized to HOBO_depth.

The column Depth_Device is included when combining files from several years, over which several different devices were used to calculate depth. HOBO_Depth is the depth that is standardized across all measurement devices so that a single rating curve can be applied.


CALCULATIONS:
Discharge rating curve :
Discharge (l/s) = 1085.3 (depth) ^ 4.5944
where depth is HOBO_Depth

Measurements from 2008 and 2009 suggest that the rating curve has not changed since 2007. However, the rating curve is subject to change in the future as we obtain additional measurements.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Date date (yyyy-mm-dd)   datetime     yyyy-mm-dd NA NA = not available
Time time (hh:mm) 24 hour   datetime     hh:mm NA NA = not available
Temp water temperature (oC) celsius interval   real   NA NA = not available
HOBO_Depth stage height standardized to HOBO depth (m) meter ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Depth_Device depth measurement device used to determine discharge   nominal YSI = YSI depth sonde | SIGMA = Sigma autosampler depth sonde | TEMP_HOBO = HOBO depth sonde deployed in temporary stilling well | HOBO = HOBO depth sonde deployed in permanent stilling well     NA NA = not available
Discharge discharge literPerSecond ratio   real   NA NA = not available