Prairie Pothole NEON - United States of America

The Prairie Pothole (PRPO) is core aquatic site and part of NEON's Northern Plains Domain 7. PRPO is colocated with Woodworth (WOOD) core terrestrial field site. Located 100 miles northeast of Bismarck, North Dakota in Stuntsman County. It is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and is part of the larger Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) PRPO is a small "terminal wetland" lake, collecting water from surrounding areas without any streams carrying water out. Remote sensing surveys of this site collect lidar, spectrometer and high resolution RGB camera data. This site has one meteorological station located in the riparian area and one meteorological station above water on a buoy. The met stations are outfitted with the a subset of the same sensors used at terrestrial sites. Measurements include wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, shortwave radiation, and PAR. This site has one buoy-mounted sensor station and an inlet station and outlet station. At the buoy, the automated instrument measurements are: PAR at water surface, PAR below water surface, temperature at a specific depth in surface water, water quality (specific conductivity, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen content, pH turbidity, and fDOM), and nitrate. At the inlet and outlet stations, the measurements are: PAR below water surface, elevation of surface water, and temperature in surface water. Eight groundwater wells throughout the site collect specific conductivity, water tempertaure, and elevation of groundwater. Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: aquatic organisms (Aquatic Microbes (surface water), macroinvertebrates microalgae, plants and macroalgae, zooplankton. Biogeochemical data on plants,sediment water and particulates.As well as physical aquatic data on bathymetric maps, stage,secchi depth and depth profiles, and riparian assessmentTotal data products planned for this site: 77

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Metadata Access
Creator Melissa Marquez
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2020
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
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Contact marquez(at)
Language English
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Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (-99.251W, 47.130S, -99.251E, 47.130N)