Stream Water Chemistry near KBS

Water chemistry data are collected approximately 4-5 times/year from streams near Kellogg Biological Station. Sampling has usually been done at least one week after rainfalls greater than one inch, or equivalent snowmelt, and thus the data do not represent ephemeral discharge peaks. Discharge is estimated using a Marsh McBirney flow meter at several points across the channel; the USGS continuously monitors discharge (and makes more accurate measurements) at a location on Augusta Creek (station 04105700).

This datatable is part of the Water Chemistry in Streams, Lakes Wetlands and Groundwater near the KBS LTER dataset. Water chemistry is measured in diverse surface waters and in two water supply wells in the vicinity of the KBS LTER. This dataset includes sites sampled over time (streams, wells, some wetlands) as well as wetland sites sampled once or a few times. A separate dataset includes soil water chemistry sampled from the LTER treatments.


Experiment: Aquatic Studies
Data available from: March 1996 to January 2016
Dataset: KBS047
Datatable ID: KBS047-001.36
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients
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Last Updated 2017-10-24
Variate Description Units
sample date Sample date
site Sample site
sampling point Sample point
latitude Latitude of the sample point degree
longitude Longitude of the sample point degree
Ca-AA Ca measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
Mg-AA Mg measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
Na-AA Na measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
K-AA K measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
NO3-N NO3-N in mg/L mg/L
Alkal Total_Alkalinity in ueq/L µEq/L
Cl Cl in mg/L mg/L
SO4 SO4 in mg/L mg/L
NH4-N NH4-N in ug/L µg/L
PO4-P PO4-P in ug/L µg/L
DOC DOC: Shimadzu NPOC, <2005 Ionics DOC Analyzer in mg/L mg/L
Cnd-L SpecificConductanceLab in uS/cm µS/cm
TDP TDP in ug/L µg/L
TP TotalP in ug/L µg/L
Si Silica-Si in mg/L mg/L
Ca-IC Ca measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Mg-IC Mg measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Na-IC Na measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
K-IC K measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Cnd-F SpecificConductanceField in uS/cm µS/cm
O2% OxygenSaturation in dimensionless
O2 OxygenConcentration in mg/L mg/L
Discharge Discharge in L/s liters/second
TSS Total Particulate Matter in mg/L mg/L

Data Excerpt

sample_date site sampling_point longitude latitude Ca-AA Mg-AA Na-AA K-AA NO3-N Alkal Cl SO4 NH4-N PO4-P DOC Cnd-L TDP TP Si Ca-IC Mg-IC Na-IC K-IC Cnd-F O2% O2 Discharge TSS
2016-01-26 Ransom Creek Outflow from golf course at 38th St 1.62036 465 62.9 7.51 100 4.60123
2016-01-26 Gull Creek at M-96 2.89134 425.6 94.5 13.24 1981 1.53374
2016-01-26 Ransom Creek above Brook Lodge 2.35713 461.4 58.8 7.84 351.429 2.46154
2016-01-26 Stony Creek, Ross Twp Augusta Drive 3.80573 542.1 86.7 11.08 40.0833 7.31707
2016-01-26 Spring Brook DE Ave 1.61081 515 90.3 11.3 1292 16.8712
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