Data Description

Data  Description     

This data set focuses on the temperature, electrical conductance, and stage of flowing water in the region. The data are produced by automated water sensors which are hosted by partners who upload data to this site. Once uploaded to the site, the data undergo automated QA/QC which includes removal of outliers, and calculation of stage and specific electrical conductance.

These data are made freely available for broad dissemination and use. There are no use restrictions placed on the data. The data will likely be useful for understanding the spatial and temporal variability of water temperature and specific electrical conductance – a good proxy for road salt. The specific electrical conductance data may also be useful to trace water during storms. We provide our own measurements of specific electrical conductance in rain so that comparisons of rainfall with catchment water can be easily made.

A full description of the data handling is in our LoVoTECS user manual: available only to registered volunteers.