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Title: Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado (2014-2023)

Abstract

The stable water isotope data for the East River Watershed, Colorado, consists of delta2H (hydrogen) and delta18O (oxygen) values from samples collected at multiple, long-term monitoring sites including streams, groundwater wells, springs, and a precipitation collector used to establish a local meteoric water line (LMWL) for the watershed. These locations represent important and/or unique end-member locations for which stable isotope values can be diagnostic of the connection between precipitation inputs as snow and rain and riverine export. Such locations include drainages underline entirely or largely by shale bedrock, land covered dominated by conifers, aspens, or meadows, and drainages impacted by historic mining activity and the presence of naturally mineralized rock. Developing a long-term record of water isotope values from a diversity of environments is a critical component of quantifying the impacts of both climate change and discrete climate perturbations, such as drought, forest mortality, and wildfire, on water export. Such data may be combined with stream gaging stations co-located at each surface water monitoring site to relate seasonal variations in water export to their stable isotopic signature. Data for liquid water delta2H and delta18O values are reported in units of parts per thousand (per-mil; ‰). This data package contains (1)more » a zip file (isotope_data_2014-2023.zip) containing a total of 69 files: 68 data files of isotope data from across the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (SFA) which is reported in .csv files per location and a locations.csv (1 file) with latitude and longitude for each location; (2) a file-level metadata (v3_20230808_flmd.csv) file that lists each file contained in the dataset with associated metadata; and (3) a data dictionary (v3_20230808_dd.csv) file that contains terms/column_headers used throughout the files along with a definition, units, and data type. There are a total of 34 locations containing isotope data.Update on 2022-06-10: versioned updates to this dataset was made along with these changes: (1) updated isotope data for all locations up to 2021-12-31 and (2) the addition of the file-level metadata (flmd.csv) and data dictionary (dd.csv) were added to comply with the File-Level Metadata Reporting Format.Update on 2022-09-09: Updates were made to reporting format specific files (file-level metadata and data dictionary) to correct swapped file names, add additional details on metadata descriptions on both files, add a header_row column to enable parsing, and add version number and date to file names (v2_20220909_flmd.csv and v2_20220909_dd.csv).Update on 2023-08-08: Updates were made to both the data files and reporting format specific files. New available anion data was added, up until 2023-03-13. The file level metadata and data dictionary files were updated to reflect the additional data added.« less

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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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  3. Subsurface Insights
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  2. Subsurface Insights
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
10.15485/1668053; paf_500_864
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Watershed Function SFA
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DOE > Office of Science > Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
geochemical; isotope; ground water; surface water; delta2H; delta18O; ESS-DIVE CSV File Formatting Guidelines Reporting Format; ESS-DIVE File Level Metadata Reporting Format; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER; Isotopes; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY
Geolocation:
39.034,-106.88|38.88,-106.88|38.88,-107.05|39.034,-107.05|39.034,-106.88
OSTI Identifier:
1668053
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053
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Citation Formats

Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, O'Ryan, Dylan, Versteeg, Roelof, Varadharajan, Charuleka, Crystal-Ornelas, Robert, and Alper, Erek. Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado (2014-2023). United States: N. p., 2023. Web. doi:10.15485/1668053.
Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, O'Ryan, Dylan, Versteeg, Roelof, Varadharajan, Charuleka, Crystal-Ornelas, Robert, & Alper, Erek. Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado (2014-2023). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053
Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, O'Ryan, Dylan, Versteeg, Roelof, Varadharajan, Charuleka, Crystal-Ornelas, Robert, and Alper, Erek. 2023. "Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado (2014-2023)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1668053. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2023
@article{osti_1668053,
title = {Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado (2014-2023)},
author = {Williams, Kenneth and Beutler, Curtis and Bill, Markus and Brown, Wendy and Newman, Alexander and O'Ryan, Dylan and Versteeg, Roelof and Varadharajan, Charuleka and Crystal-Ornelas, Robert and Alper, Erek},
abstractNote = {The stable water isotope data for the East River Watershed, Colorado, consists of delta2H (hydrogen) and delta18O (oxygen) values from samples collected at multiple, long-term monitoring sites including streams, groundwater wells, springs, and a precipitation collector used to establish a local meteoric water line (LMWL) for the watershed. These locations represent important and/or unique end-member locations for which stable isotope values can be diagnostic of the connection between precipitation inputs as snow and rain and riverine export. Such locations include drainages underline entirely or largely by shale bedrock, land covered dominated by conifers, aspens, or meadows, and drainages impacted by historic mining activity and the presence of naturally mineralized rock. Developing a long-term record of water isotope values from a diversity of environments is a critical component of quantifying the impacts of both climate change and discrete climate perturbations, such as drought, forest mortality, and wildfire, on water export. Such data may be combined with stream gaging stations co-located at each surface water monitoring site to relate seasonal variations in water export to their stable isotopic signature. Data for liquid water delta2H and delta18O values are reported in units of parts per thousand (per-mil; ‰). This data package contains (1) a zip file (isotope_data_2014-2023.zip) containing a total of 69 files: 68 data files of isotope data from across the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (SFA) which is reported in .csv files per location and a locations.csv (1 file) with latitude and longitude for each location; (2) a file-level metadata (v3_20230808_flmd.csv) file that lists each file contained in the dataset with associated metadata; and (3) a data dictionary (v3_20230808_dd.csv) file that contains terms/column_headers used throughout the files along with a definition, units, and data type. There are a total of 34 locations containing isotope data.Update on 2022-06-10: versioned updates to this dataset was made along with these changes: (1) updated isotope data for all locations up to 2021-12-31 and (2) the addition of the file-level metadata (flmd.csv) and data dictionary (dd.csv) were added to comply with the File-Level Metadata Reporting Format.Update on 2022-09-09: Updates were made to reporting format specific files (file-level metadata and data dictionary) to correct swapped file names, add additional details on metadata descriptions on both files, add a header_row column to enable parsing, and add version number and date to file names (v2_20220909_flmd.csv and v2_20220909_dd.csv).Update on 2023-08-08: Updates were made to both the data files and reporting format specific files. New available anion data was added, up until 2023-03-13. The file level metadata and data dictionary files were updated to reflect the additional data added.},
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