Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Synoptic Stream Survey of Mount Mansfield: Cations data

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    A survey of the water quality of streams in the research area, draining both the east and west slopes of Mt. Mansfield. This survey has 2 objectives: (1) to establish baseline conditions for water quality on the mountain against which future water quality can be compared, and (2) to provide a snapshot of the ranges and spatial variability of water quality on the mountain, and use this information to identify nutrient-rich and nutrient-poor sites in the terrestrial ecosystem.

People

  • Jamie Shanley: Principal Investigator

  • E. Perry Thomas: Content Provider

Keywords

  • elevation, soil nutrients, soil ph, tree growth, white birch,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -72.844345, 44.5027933
    • -72.7965, 44.5027933
    • -72.7965, 44.5486
    • -72.844345, 44.5486
    • -72.844345, 44.5027933
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Cations data
  • Start Date: 1996-10-01
  • End Date: 1996-12-01
  • Description: Measurements of 13 cations in each of the stream samples

  • Purpose: A survey of the water quality of streams in the research area, draining both the east and west slopes of Mt. Mansfield. This survey has 2 objectives: (1) to establish baseline conditions for water quality on the mountain against which future water quality can be compared, and (2) to provide a snapsh

  • Condensed Title: Z0090_cations

  • Object Name: VMC.90.448

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Jamie Shanley. 1996. Cations data. United Statates Geological Sruvey. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/synoptic-stream-survey-mount-mansfield/dataset/synoptic-stream-survey-cations

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/synoptic-stream-survey-mount-mansfield/dataset/synoptic-stream-survey-cations

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Al
    • Label: Al
    • Description: Aluminum conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: B
    • Label: B
    • Description: Boron conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Ca
    • Label: Ca
    • Description: Calcium conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Cu
    • Label: Cu
    • Description: Copper conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Fe
    • Label: Fe
    • Description: Iron conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: K
    • Label: K
    • Description: Potassium conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Mg
    • Label: Mg
    • Description: Magnesium conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Mn
    • Label: Mn
    • Description: Manganese conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Na
    • Label: Na
    • Description: Sodium conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: P
    • Label: P
    • Description: Phosphorus conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: S
    • Label: S
    • Description: Sulfur conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: SamplePointID
    • Label: SamplePointID
    • Description: Sample point ID
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Si
    • Label: Si
    • Description: Silicon conc.
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: Zn
    • Label: Zn
    • Description: Zinc
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio

Methods

  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1999-08-01
        Ended: 1999-09-30
      • Method Description: Low-flow round: August or September 1999

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1999-10-01
        Ended: 1999-11-30
      • Method Description: High-flow round: October or November 1999

    • Sample collection and analysis
      • Started: 1999-08-01
        Ended: 1999-11-30
      • Method Description: Collection of 50-75 samples each round and analysis of major ions, pH and conductivity.

Sampling Equipment

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: Sites on east and west slope of Mount Mansfield. East slope sites include: five sampling locations in northern slopes of Ranch Valley (1500-2700 foot elevations), two sampling locations off the Hell Brook trail (1900 & 3000 ft.), and one sample at the Big Spring. West slope sites include: four sampling locations in the Browns River headwaters (1700-2300 ft.) and three sampling locations in the Stevensville Brook drainage (1700-2300 ft.).