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Río Icacos, Puerto Rico, Turbidity, FDOM, and Water Temperature, March 2017 to March 2019


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Shanley, J.B., Saraceno, J., Fazekas, H.M., McDowell, W.H., and Wymore, A.S., 2021, Río Icacos, Puerto Rico, Turbidity, FDOM, and Water Temperature, March 2017 to March 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The dataset presents 5- or 15-minute data for turbidity and Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter (FDOM) measured by in-stream sensors at the USGS gage Río Icacos near Naguabo (50075000), Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. The measurement period was 10 March, 2017 to 1 March, 2019. The USGS sensors were co-located with sensors for nitrate and specific conductance operated by University of New Hampshire (UNH), and these datasets are all used in the accompanying publication. A 4-month gap in turbidity in 2018 was mostly filled by UNH data, using a relation between USGS turbidity and co-located UNH turbidity when both sensors were operating. The main metric used in the journal paper was the ratio of coefficient of variation (CV) [...]


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Icacos corrected FDOM, ppbQSE, 2017-2019_clean.csv 3.9 MB text/csv
Icacos Turbidity, FNU, 2017-2019_clean.csv 3.54 MB text/csv
Icacos Water temperature.csv 4.17 MB text/csv
Río_Icacos_daily_Turb-FDOM-clean.csv 14.6 KB text/csv


The data were collected as part of a six-site study (four in New Hampshire and two in Puerto Rico) to understand how the relative variation in stream chemistry and discharge responds to variations in climate, represented by anomalies in precipitation and temperature, and how these responses differed in forests in these contrasting locations and climates.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9GH6HKQ

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