Stream communities and ecosystems: National Park Service Alaska Region Inventory & Monitoring Program

Protocols for monitoring streams and rivers are under development to: 1) Collect species composition data on macroinvertebrate and diatom communities in arctic Park streams and rivers; 2) Estimate discharge and temperature regime of water in Tier 1 (high-priority) rivers and streams; 3) Determine hydrologic permanence and seasonal temperatures of headwater streams and tributaries in secondary (medium priority -- rotating) watersheds; 4) Measure status and trends in chemical water quality parameters, including dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductivity, nutrients, anions, cations and selected contaminants; 5) Relate current status and future trends in water quantity, quality and biological community composition to physical, chemical and biological drivers quantified in other vital signs; 6) Relate current status and future trends in water quantity, quality and biological community composition to timing and extent of ice-cover and timing and magnitude of peak discharge from aerial imagery.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=12388
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=12388_fgdc
Provenance
Creator O'Donnel, John; Wesser, Sara; Lawler, Jim
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at)caff.is; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-169.000W, 53.000S, -141.000E, 71.250N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z