Site: Kenaston/Brightwater Creek Mesonet Site

 

Type

Variable

Frequency

Period

Availability

Storage

Note

Meteo

Air temperature, RH, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, net radiation, net radiation components (incoming and outgoing longwaveradiation and; incoming and outgoing shortwave radiation); soil heat flux, soil temperature, precipitation, rainfall, snow depth, above canopy photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD)

30 min

2007-2018

Public

 

Database

There is one main flux tower for surface mass/energy measurements since 2007. Several Alter-shielded Geonoraccumulation strain gauges are used to measure the solid/liquid precipitation.

 

Regional MSC climatological data from Davidson (within <40 km) available through EC for period from 1922 present.

Main Pasture Meteorological data are between (2013-2018 for RH_Cnpy50cm, ST_0cm, ST_0to10cm /E/W, WSMAX_AbvCnpy2m/4m/8m) and (2015-2018 for AT/RH/VP_AbvCnpy02m/04m/08m, TargetDist_TempCor, ) and (2007-2015 for AT/RH/VP_AbvCnpy1d5m/3d0m/6d0m).

Eddy covariance flux data

Latent heat flux, sensible heat flux, friction velocity, momentum flux,

 

30 min

2007-2018

Public

 

Database

 

There is one main flux tower for surface mass/energy measurements since 2007. Temporary (seasonal) sites established in 2009 and 2010 for eddy covariance.

CO2 flux (temporary sites only)

Local

Files

Soil moisture

Soil volumetric water content profiles

4 hr

2013-2018

Local

Database

Geological (deep well) weighing lysimeter for large scale soil moisture / evaporation measurement.

Has 2 transects (100mSE & 190mSE) and each one has different heights(005,020,050,075,100,130,160cm)

Also available are the datasets from field survey campaigns of spatial variability of soil moisture and snow water equivalent (SWE).

Hydrometric

Discharge

 

1960-2013

Local/EC

Files

Streamflow measurements for Brightwater Creek available through WSC since 1960

 

 

Database metadata links

Stations and measured parameters:

http://giws.usask.ca:8080/KiWIS/KiWIS?service=kisters&type=queryServices&request=getStationList&datasource=0&format=html&site_no=S004&returnfields=site_name,station_name,station_no,station_latitude,station_longitude,stationparameter_name

 

Current status of the data and milestones

 

Published data paper:

Tetlock, E.,Toth, B., Berg, A., Rowlandson, T., Ambadan, J.T. (2019), An 11-year (2007-2017) soil moisture and precipitation dataset from the Kenaston Network in the Brightwater Creek basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 787-796, http://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-787-2019

 

Published datasets:

Tetlock, E.,Toth, B., Berg, A., Rowlandson, T., Ambadan, J.T. (2018), A soil moisture and precipitation dataset from the Kenaston/Brightwater Creek basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2007 - 2017 [Dataset]. Federated Research Data Repository. http://doi.org/10.20383/101.0116

Peterson, A., Helgason, W., & Ireson, A. (2018). Soil Moisture Data from the Brightwater Creek Pasture Site (2012-2014) [Dataset]. Federated Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.20383/101.025

 

Kenaston / Brightwater Creek contact:

Warren Helgason

warren.helgason@usask.ca

 

Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

Engineering Building, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A9

 

Data management requests:

Amber Peterson

amber.peterson@usask.ca

 

Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan

National Hydrology Research Centre

11 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3H5, Canada