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Environmental Significace of the Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction Zone

WHONDRS Surface Water Sampling for Metabolite Biogeography


Metadata form

  1. Open the Metabolite Biogeography Metadata form If you cannot access the form, contact for help
  2. Fill out the fields listed in the online form. Red stars indicate required questions.
    • Sample ID
    • Date of sampling
    • Time of sampling start (local time)
    • Local time zone
    • Name of sampler
    • Organization or institution
    • River name
    • Longitude (decimal degrees)
    • Sampling location: city (or nearest city)
    • Sampling location: state or province
    • Sampling location: country
    • Height of water column at sampling location (cm)
    • Water temperature at 50% depth (deg C)
      • Follow the instructions to upload four pictures of the field site and one picture of the paper data sheet with the correct naming system.
      • Picture File name  
        1 Looking across the river to give a sense of how broad the river is Sample ID - across
        2 Looking upstream, showing the river surface, shoreline sediments, and vegetation Sample ID - up
        3 Looking downstream, showing the river surface, shoreline sediments, and vegetation Sample ID - down
        4 Looking straight down onto a location with representative shoreline sediments Sample ID - sed
        5 Paper data sheet Sample ID - data

      • Fill out the remaining optional fields.
        • Approximate distance from gauging station (m)
        • If stream gauge/discharge data is publicly available online, provide the link.
        • If data is not publicly available online, upload stream gauge/discharge data for a minimum of three months prior to sampling. Two years or more is preferred. Name the file with the Sample ID.
        • Is the site upstream or downstream of gauging station?
        • Gauging station latitude (decimal degrees)
        • Gauging station longitude(decimal degrees)
        • Is there a meteorological station nearby?
        • If yes, name and link of meteorological station.
        • Was there precipitation in the last week?
        • If yes, number of days since precipitation.
        • Is there a dam upstream of the sampling location?
        • If yes, distance from nearest dam (m) and name of dam.
        • Are there any upstream contamination sources?
        • If yes, distance, type, and source.
        • Are there water quality data for the site?
        • If yes, list types of water quality data.
        • Is there published work on the site?
        • If yes, links and citations to published work.
        • Additional notes (relevant field conditions; deviations from protocol; major hydromorphic features).