CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 5024 CWT Research Theme: Disturbance and Land Use
Contributors: C. Rhett Jackson, Rhett Jackson, Nathan Melear, Maura Dudley, Seth Younger, Katherine Elliott
Title: Dynamics of summer stream temperature in the southern Appalachian Mountains following the removal of riparian rhododendron, 2014 to 2016.
Abstract: Summer stream temperature was monitored at numerous locations along four streams before, and after, experimentally removing rhododendron from the riparian zones in 2014 to 2016. Two sites, Kit Springs (KS) and Rocky Bald (RB) were left unmanipulated as reference watersheds throughout the course of the study. Holloway (HW) and Split White Oak (SWO) served as the treatment watersheds, upon which rhododendron was removed. All sites are in the Nantahala National Forest, within in the White Oak Creek Watershed, which is apart of the Nantahala River drainage.
Key Words: rhododendron, riparian buffer, riparian vegetation, stream temperature, understory canopy
LTER Core Area: Primary Production
CWT Themes: Disturbance and Land Use, Hydrology
Study Type: Coweeta Terrestrial Study
Study Period: 01-Jun-2014 to 01-Sep-2016
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Data Table: 5024 (Stream temp after rhodo removal, 8010)

Access: Public (released 27-Aug-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 Date mm/dd/yyyy alphanumeric string date of measurement
2 Site none alphanumeric string Reference to site location
3 Sensor_Location none alphanumeric string Reference to sensor location within the focal 450 m stream
4 Mean_Temperature °C floating-point Average daily temperature at each sensor location
5 Maximum_Temperature °C floating-point Maximum daily temperature at each sensor location
6 Minimum_Temperature °C floating-point Minimum daily temperature at each sensor location
7 Year yyyy integer year of measurement