Water temperature is measured on streams draining catchments with annual, 2-year, 4- year, and 20-year burns. Measurements of water temperature (degrees c) are made on irregular basis in each of the four streams where discharge is continuously monitored (see data set ASD02 and AWT02).
Location of Sampling Stations: Routine measurements of temperature are made near the V-notch of each of the four concrete flumes in N04B, N01B, N02B, and N20B. Any other location which has routine temperature data (especially if the study lasts at least one year) should be incorporated into this data set.
Frequency of Sampling: Temperature (oC) is measured at least weekly.
Methods: Standard water thermometers capable of 0.2oC precision are used. Measurements for each flume are recorded on the monthly field data sheets at each flume.
Form of Data Output: Data is transcribed from the monthly field data sheets at each flume (or from any other location) onto other data sheets prior to data entry.
Note: Data set AWT01 is for the discontinuous water temperature measurements. These were begun on a routine basis in 1985 at each flume. Beginning in 1986, continuous (hourly) measurements using thermocouples have been made and recorded on the same CR-21X data loggers used for recording gage height (see data set ASD02). Point measurements (AWT01) will be continued for verification and backup of the thermocouple measurements. Data from other projects where temperatures are measured routinely at fixed locations should be archived as part of this data set.
For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdf
For additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf
This data is not available online, but is available upon request.