High-resolution hydrometeorological data from seven small coastal watersheds, British Columbia, Canada, 2013-2019

This data set contains the first five water years (Oct 1, 2013 – Sep 30, 2019) of continuous stream discharge, rain, total precipitation, snow depth, air temperature, wind, relative humidity and solar radiation records from seven hydrometric and fourteen meteorological stations for seven small watersheds at Calvert and Hecate Islands, British Columbia, Canada. Hydrometric stations are installed near the outlet and meteorological stations are installed in a tight network spanning the entire elevation gradient. The stations are connected to a telemetry network facilitating online data storage to overcome accessibility issues related to the observatory’s remote setting. Streamflow was measured using a novel automated method, and quantitative uncertainty estimations are provided with the streamflow data. All data are provided at the hourly time-step. High data quality is assured through systematic and thorough quality control methods.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Limitations: Several issues added to a reduced quality of the snow depth data: solar power issues resulted in long data gaps, and noise was introduced by frequent melting events and high winds destabilizing sensor installations. Obvious spikes in the data were cleaned, but data gaps were too large to fill.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 29, 2022 (Publication)
March 29, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) October 01, 2013 (Creation)
September 15, 2021 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Maartje Korver
Affiliation
Hakai Institue
Email
maartje.korver@mail.mcgill.ca
Role
  • Author
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Emily Haughton
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
emily.haughton@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 3
Name
Bill Floyd
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
bill.floyd@hakai.org
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  • Author
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 4
Name
Ian Giesbrecht
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
ian.giesbrecht@hakai.org
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  • Author
  • Point of Contact
Responsible Party 5
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
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Publisher

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Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Topic Category oceans
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North Bounding Latitude 51.69
South Bounding Latitude 51.61
East Bounding Longitude -128.0
West Bounding Longitude -128.2
Temporal Extent
Begin
2013-10-01
End
2019-09-30
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740.0
Default Locale English
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10.21966/J99C-9C14