AGW03 Konza Prairie Long-term high frequency groundwater level and temperature from wells on N04d

Summary

Short name: 

AGW03

Abstract: 

The objectives of this project are to quantify the seasonably variable timing among meteoric precipitation, groundwater recharge, and groundwater temperature. Hypotheses are: 1. Because of the karst-like characteristics of the aquifers in N04d (and by extension, the entire region), recharge will be rapid during moderately large precipitation events where fractures are enlarged by dissolution and therefore highly conductive, except during the most active part of the growing season. 2. The recharge efficiency of the aquifers will be spatially variable, with highest hydraulic conductivity (because of solution enlargement of fractures) near the riparian zone. 3. Groundwater temperature will vary continuously over the year and also demonstrate abrupt changes after recharge-effective precipitation events when the precipitation temperature is different from the groundwater temperature. Because the aquifers are merokarst and recharge is rapid, data are recorded at high frequency (5 minute intervals).

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/9f71430d641179ed2be3d86cc39cd3a5

Data set ID: 

90

Data sources: 

Variables: 

Datacode
  • Label: Datacode
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Rectype
  • Label: Rectype
  • Definition: record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Recyear
  • Label: Recyear
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
WLDate
  • Label: WLDate
  • Definition: Date and time of measurement
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YY HH:MM (AM|PM)
  • Missing values: None specified
Wellname
  • Label: Wellname
  • Definition: each sensor location/well
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
WL
  • Label: WL
  • Definition: groundwater elevation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GWtemp
  • Label: GWtemp
  • Definition: groundwater temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BLtemp
  • Label: BLtemp
  • Definition: the temperature recorded by the "Barologger", which sits in the observation well casing, 25.6 cm below ground level and 4 m above the highest measured groundwater level.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Friday, January 30, 2004 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Publication Date: 

Friday, April 29, 2016
People

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Additional Project roles: 

Role: 

Associated Researcher
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