Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.6.14)

SBC LTER: Land: Stream chemistry in the Santa Barbara Coastal drainage area, ongoing since 2000

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.6.14 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6d015c56b343adf6b8003e9d82a35f70
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.6

This data package contains stream water chemistry measurements taken in Santa Barbara area watersheds, beginning in 2000. This dataset is ongoing, and data will be added approximately annually. Stream water samples are collected weekly during non-storm flows in winter, and bi-weekly during summer. During winter storms, samples are collected hourly (rising limb) or at 2-4 hour intervals (falling limb). Analytes sampled in the SBC LTER watersheds include dissolved nitrogen (nitrate, ammonium, total dissolved nitrogen); soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP); particulate organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus; total suspended sediments; and conductivity.

There are two tables in this dataset. Samples from "registered stations" (see geographic coverage) are in the first data table (see table name). Many other samples have been collected ad hoc, or as "stations of opportunity". These have been collected in a second table, designated "non-registered". The station codes for these samples may have been reused, and are not recorded in metadata (but station codes can be found in data).

Short Name: Stream Chemistry
Publication Date: 2015-09-26
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Stream chemistry, registered stations, all years
stream water chemistry at REGISTERED SBC stations. Registered stations are geo-located in metadata.
Stream chemistry, non-registered stations, all years
stream water chemistry at NON_REGISTERED stations
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Melack, John M 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Melack, J. M. . 2015. SBC LTER: Land: Stream chemistry in the Santa Barbara Coastal drainage area, ongoing since 2000. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/6d015c56b343adf6b8003e9d82a35f70

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 ammonium, carbon, chemistry, nitrate, nitrogen, phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus, streams, total nitrogen, total phosphorus
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Watershed
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Biogeochemistry
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Carbon, Freshwater, Nitrate, Nutrients, Terrestrial
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Nitrogen Compounds, Nutrients, Organic Matter, Surface Water Chemistry, Suspended Solids
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter
LTER, ongoing, Santa Barbara Coastal, stream chemistry

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