Relevant Non-LTER Data

Below we provide information and links to datasets collected and maintained by entities other than the Konza LTER program, but that complement Konza LTER datasets and may be relevant for researchers working at the Konza Prairie Biological Station.

  • Title: Stream discharge for Kings Creek measured at the USGS gaging station (located downstream of the Konza LTER stream gages)

        Abstract: Kings Creek watershed (STATION NUMBER 06879650) is part of the U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Benchmark Network. (cf. Cobb, e.D. and J.E. Beisecker. 1971. USGS circular 460-d). Streamflow is measured continuously with a bubble gage. The period of record started in March, 1979. The hydrologic regime is driven by the mid-continent climate characterized by summer thunderstorms and drought. The stream, at the gaging station, is fourth order and located in mixed deciduous gallery forest. The riparian vegetation in the headwaters (1st & 2nd order) is tallgrass, or true, prairie. Flow occurs in spring and early summer in all years. Late summer, fall and winter records also include periods of no flow, the longest of these to date was ca. nine months. The time from base flow to peak flow for typical storm flow hydrographs is an hour or so and amplitude of ca. three meters above base flow has been recorded (Data comes from USGS office in Lawrence, Kansas; Contact person: Butch Lawcock, (913) 842-9709).

       Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Title: Daily temperature and precipitation records from Manhattan, KS, from June 1, 1893 – present

        Abstract: Data set contains the daily values of maximum, minimum and average temperatures and monthly total precipitation for Manhattan, KS, dating back to 1893. Daily data are provided to NOAA National Climatic Data Center by the Weather Data Library in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Monthly values based on these daily data are available on the Kansas Climate web site (http://climate.k-state.edu/). For questions or assistance with accessing these data, contact the Kansas Weather Data Library (785-532-7019 or 785-532-3029 or kansas-wdl@k-state.edu).

       Organization: NOAA National Climatic Data Center / KSU Weather Data Library

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  • Title: 1D tower (Ameriflux site US-KON) from Konza Prairie LTER (KNZ), from 2006 – present

        Abstract: AmeriFlux is a network of PI-managed sites measuring ecosystem CO2, water, and energy fluxes in North, Central and South America. It was established to connect research on field sites representing major climate and ecological biomes, including tundra, grasslands, savanna, crops, and conifer, deciduous, and tropical forests. As a grassroots, investigator-driven network, the AmeriFlux community has tailored instrumentation to suit each unique ecosystem. This “coalition of the willing” is diverse in its interests, use of technologies and collaborative approaches. As a result, the AmeriFlux Network continually pioneers new ground. For questions or assistance with accessing these data, please check the AmeriFlux website at http://ameriflux.lbl.gov/sites/siteinfo/US-Kon#overview.

       Organization: US. Department of Energy

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  • Title: 4B tower (Ameriflux site US-KFB) from Konza Prairie LTER (KNZ), from 2006 – present

        Abstract: AmeriFlux is a network of PI-managed sites measuring ecosystem CO2, water, and energy fluxes in North, Central and South America. It was established to connect research on field sites representing major climate and ecological biomes, including tundra, grasslands, savanna, crops, and conifer, deciduous, and tropical forests. As a grassroots, investigator-driven network, the AmeriFlux community has tailored instrumentation to suit each unique ecosystem. This “coalition of the willing” is diverse in its interests, use of technologies and collaborative approaches. As a result, the AmeriFlux Network continually pioneers new ground. For questions or assistance with accessing these data, please check the AmeriFlux website at http://ameriflux.lbl.gov/sites/siteinfo/US-KFB.

       Organization: US. Department of Energy

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