Field definitions for Site Attributes and Discharge data tables


Site Attributes Table:
Field
Name
Description
PointID Identification number unique to R-ArcticNET - same value as ID field in Discharge Data.
Code Code number carried over from USGS, Environment Canada and the State Hydrological Institute
Lat Latitude of the river gauge location in decimal degrees
Long Longitude of the river gauge location in decimal degrees
DArea Gross drainage area of river basin upstream from the river gauge
Source Source of data. Can have the value: AK - USGS Anchorage
HCDN - Hydro-Climatic Data Network
Hydat - Environment Canada
SHI - State Hydrological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
UNESCO - UNESCO - RivDis v1.0
Name Station name as given by the appropriate agency.
HydroZone The Pan-Arctic spatial subdivision used to collect the into meaningful hydrologically defined regions.
The hydrological zones have the following values: Anadyr Kolyma - Eastern Siberian basins of the Anadyr and Kolyma
Lena - Lena basin with the Indigirka and Kolyma basins
Mackenzie - Entire Mackenzie basin, Peel R., Arctic Archipelago, Back R.,Coppermine R.
Nelson - Nelson River basin
North European Russia - Russian basins west of the Ural Mountains draining to the Barents Sea including Pechora, Mezen and Dvina R.
Northwest Hudson Bay - West side of Hudson Bay with the Churchill and Baker R.
Ob - Ob basin with Nadym, Pur and Taz R.
Scandinavia - Norwegian and Icelandic basins
South and East Hudson Bay Basins - from Quebec, Ontatio and eastern Manitoba including La Grande, Albany and Severn R.
Yenisei - Yenisei River basin gauges
Yukon - Alaskan basins from Yukon and north including the Kobuk and the Noatak


River Discharge Table:
Field
Name
Description
IDIdentification number unique to R-ArcticNET - same value as PointID field in Site Attributes
Year of monthly data
Jan Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of January
Feb Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of February
Mar Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of March
Apr Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of April
May Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of May
Jun Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of June
Jul Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of July
Aug Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of August
Sep Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of September
Oct Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of October
Nov Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of November
Dec Mean monthly discharge in m3 s-1 for the month of December


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