Black Warrior River NEON - United States of America

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Site Name
Black Warrior River NEON
Short name
BLWA
Country
United States of America
Site Manager
Site Description
The Black Warrior River (BLWA) near Dead Lake is a relocatable aquatic site within NEON's Ozarks Complex Domain 7. The Black Warrior River is a waterway in west-central Alabama in the southeastern United States. The river rises in the extreme southern edges of the Appalachian Highlands and flows 178 miles (286 km) to the Tombigbee River, of which the Black Warrior is the primary tributary. 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 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.Three 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: 68
Last modified
2020-07-27 10:07:22

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BLWA (c) Jamie Galloway

BLWA (c) Jamie Galloway

BLWA buoy

BLWA buoy

Geographic
Size
1620000.00ha
Elevation (average)
1429.00msl
Elevation (min)
8.00msl
Elevation (max)
26.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (BLWA)This site is a verified "NEON" member.
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