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Shale Hills - Streamflow / Discharge, Groundwater Temperatures, Electrical Conductivity (2015-2018)

Shale Hills Stream Discharge, Water Temperature, and Conductivity Data - Level 1

Variables:  TmStamp_UTC, Stage_m, Water_TempC, Cond (conductivity), spc_cond (specific conductivity), dischg_m3s_m3s (discharge in cubic meters per second), dischg_cfs (discharge in cubic feet per second)

Standard Variables:  Electrical conductivity|Discharge|Specific conductance|Water depth|Temperature

Date Range:  (2015-10-22 to 2018-08-07. 2015 2015-11-03 to 2015-11-19: no flow and building up ice 2015-11-20 to 2015-12-01: ice 2016 2016-12-15 : ice 2016-12-20 to 2016-12-25 : ice 2016-01-05 to 2016-01-08: ice 2016-01-09 to 2016-01-10: ice 2016-01-13 to 2016-01-14: ice 2016-01-18 to 2016-01-31: ice 2016-02-11 to 2016-02-21: ice 2016-04-20: debris buildup 2016-06-10 to 2016-11-30: no flow – summer was dry 2017 2017-01-07 to 2017-01-12: ice 2017-05-03: debris buildup 2017-05-17 to 2017-05-29: debris buildup 2017-06-08 to 2017-06-16: debris buildup 2017-06-29 to 2017-07-11: debris buildup 2017-10-17: erroneous data spikes 2017-11-20 to 2017-11-21: ice 2017-12-13 to 2018-01-01: ice )

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Susan Brantley

Contact:  Dr. Susan Brantley, Professor of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2217 Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park, PA, 16802, 814.865.1619,

Field Area:   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

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  • Description

    A 2.5 foot fiberglass H-flume with 7’ 6” 3D approach section, 10” diameter stilling well, and dual scale staff gauge is located at the outlet of the stream Shale Hills Susquehanna Critical Zone Observatory Stream (40.664848, -77.907245, elevation 259.08 m) is used to monitor stream discharge accurately during high and low flows. Water depths are measured using a Decagon CTD-10 sensor recording in one-minute intervals, integrated to 10 minute values and converted to discharge using a rating curve developed by Open Channel Flow for the specific flume dimensions. An offset of 54 mm has been entered in the Campbell Science CR1000 data-logger program to account for the difference between the pressure sensor spacing and distance from bottom of stilling well to flume.
  • Keywords

    hydrology, stream flow, water, discharge, stage, conductivity, specific conductivity, stream water temperature

    XML Metadata

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following acknowledgment should accompany any publication or citation of these data: Logistical support and/or data were provided by the NSF-supported Shale Hills Susquehanna Critical Zone Observatory.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Susan Brantley (2018). "CZO Dataset: Shale Hills - Streamflow / Discharge, Groundwater Temperatures, Electrical Conductivity (2015-2018)." Retrieved 15 Sep 2019, from


Shale Hills - Stream Discharge, Water Temperature, and Conductivity Data - Level 1

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