Near-shore Topography Transects of Barrow area Lakes

Near-shore topography transects perpendicular to the lake shore were conducted using a Sokkia® C310 Automatic Level and survey rod. Survey transects logged location, elevation, and surface condition (e.g., vegetation, snow/ice, or water) at approximately three meter intervals. The transect also measured bathymetry along the transect for several meters into the lake where possible. Survey stations were logged in space by Trimble® 5700 GPS receiver with a Zephyr Geodetic antenna. The horizontal accuracy of the Differential GPS (DGPS) point, based on the DGPS point processing reports, was approximately ±20 cm. Although vertical accuracy was roughly ±200 cm for the DGPS tie point, the accuracy of the transect points relative to each other was ~1cm. Most lakes in the area are unnamed so for this study, the lakes were named "L" and then a number counting up from 100 for lakes mapped in 2008, 200 for lakes mapped in 2009, and 300 for lakes mapped in 2010. This dataset is in ArcView shapefile format, and is projected in the UTM Zone 4 North with units of meters (m).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-10-13T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-10-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-12-31T23:59:59Z
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Bounding Box North Lat 71.30000
Bounding Box South Lat 69.85000
Bounding Box West Long -157.41800
Bounding Box East Long -155.76600
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Author Evan Lyons
Yongwei Sheng
Laurence C. Smith
Junli Li
Kenneth M. Hinkel
John D. Lenters
Jida Wang
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-11-30T20:31:56
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.348
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:51Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.348
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Evan Lyons, Yongwei Sheng, Laurence C. Smith, Junli Li, Kenneth M. Hinkel, John D. Lenters, Jida Wang. (2011). Near-shore Topography Transects of Barrow area Lakes. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 April 2024.

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