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-2011.02
Dataset Title:Year 2011, 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:Nat Morse, Amanda Hope
Keywords:PIE LTER, disturbance, Cedar Swamp, Bear Meadow Brook, wetland, discharge, water temperature, water stage
Abstract:Year 2011, 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-2011.csv
Data File Name WAT-YSI-Swamp-2011
Beginning Date 1/1/2011
End Date 8/29/2011
Number of Data Records 23074
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: Version 01, 27Jun2012, data and metadata updated. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/23/2012 12:08 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0.
Version 02: 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:

Beaver activity downstream of the datalogger severely restricted flow for much of 2010. The dam seems to have been breached in October 2010. The rating curve appears to have changed as a result of the beaver dam, and discharge measurements collected after the breaching of the dam do not correspond to the rating curve that was established before the dam was built. New data points are being collected to create a new rating curve. We did not include discharge estimates at this time, but once a new rating curve has been created, we plan to update this data sheet with a best estimate of discharge during the year.


Flags:

1-- Discharge will be updated when a new rating curve is developed.

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
Flag Code referring to comment about the data (explanation in methods)   nominal 1 = Discharge will be updated when a new rating curve is developed     NA NA = not available