Kings Creek NEON - United States of America

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Site Name
Kings Creek NEON
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United States of America
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Site Description
King's Creek is located within the Konza Prairie Biological Station approximately five kilometers west of the KONZ tower. [10] It is a second-order creek that drains a mixed agricultural, pasture, and tallgrass prairie dominated watershed. The Konza Prairie is located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas just 10km south of Manhattan, KS. It is hosted by the Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University. The KING site is encompassed in the NEON Prairie Peninsula Domain, which includes the largest remaining areas of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America. The Prairie Peninsula domain consists of grasslands, forests, and agricultural cover types. The Domain hosts four other NEON field sites, one other aquatic and three terrestrial, all of which are located in Kansas. Remote sensing surveys of this site collect lidar, spectrometer and high resolution RGB camera data. This site has one meteorological station located in the riparian area. The met station is outfitted with a subset of the same sensors used at terrestrial sites. Measurements include wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, shortwave radiation, and PAR. This site has one phenocam near the stream. This site has one upstream sensor station and one downstream sensor station. Measurements include PAR, temperature, water quality [specific conductivity, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen content, pH, turbidity, and fluorescent dissolved organic matter (only downstream)], and nitrate is measured at the downstream station. Eight groundwater wells throughout the site collect specific conductivity, water tempertaure, and elevation of groundwater.Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: aquatic organisms (Aquatic Microbes (surface water),macroinvertebrates microalgae, plants and macroalgae, zooplankton. Biogeochemical data on plants,sediment water and particulates.As well as physical aquatic data on bathymetric maps, stage,secchi depth and depth profiles, and riparian assessment. Total data products planned for this site: 79
Last modified
2020-07-27 10:07:33


General Characteristics and Status
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King's Creek salt injection

King's Creek salt injection

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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (KING)This site is a verified "NEON" member.

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