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Most non-spatial data sets available via the Niwot Ridge LTER server are "stand-alone" ASCII files available for download.  Each data set also has a corresponding text file describing its metadata.

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Scientists take climate measurements in 1953 at NSF's Niwot Ridge LTER site, one of 25 such LTER sites. Credit: John W. Marr.

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FlowCAM-based phytoplankton community composition for Green Lake 4 from 2008 - ongoing, biweekly

Core Area: Populations Discipline: Limnology, Plant/vegetation ecology, Microbial ecology
Creator: McKnight, Diane, Hell, Katherina, Sokol, Eric Contact: McKnight, Diane

Aboveground net primary productivity data for Saddle grid plots from 1992 - ongoing, yearly since 2010

Core Area: Primary productivity Discipline: Plant/vegetation ecology
Creator: Humphries, Hope, Suding, Katharine N., Walker, Marilyn Contact: Humphries, Hope

Plant species composition data for Saddle grid plots from 1989 - ongoing, yearly from 2010

Core Area: Populations Discipline: Plant/vegetation ecology
Creator: Humphries, Hope, Walker, Marilyn Contact: Humphries, Hope

Pika demography data for West knoll, Indian Peaks wilderness from 2008 - ongoing, June-October

Core Area: Populations Discipline: Animal ecology
Creator: Ray, Chris Contact: Ray, Chris

Water quality data for Green Lake 1, Green Lake 4, Green Lake 5, Lake Albion from 2000 - ongoing, during summer season

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics, Primary productivity Discipline: Limnology, Biogeochemistry
Creator: McKnight, Diane Contact: McKnight, Diane

Stream and lake water chemistry data for Green Lake 1, Green Lake 3, Green Lake 4, Green Lake 5, Lake Albion from 1998 - ongoing, weekly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Limnology
Creator: McKnight, Diane Contact: McKnight, Diane

Infilled climate and heat flux data for Tvan towers data loggers (CR3000) from 2008 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology, Biogeochemistry
Creator: Knowles, John, Blanken, Peter Contact: Blanken, Peter

Stream and lake water chemistry data for Green Lake 4 from 1982 - ongoing, bimonthly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Stream water chemistry data for Arikaree cirque from 1984 - ongoing, bimonthly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Stream water chemistry data for Green Lake 5 outlet from 1984 - ongoing, bimonthly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Stream water chemistry data for Martinelli basin outlet from 1984 - ongoing, bimonthly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Stream water chemistry data for Albion site from 1982 - ongoing, bimonthly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Stream water chemistry data for Saddle stream (007) from 1994 - ongoing, daily to weekly

Core Area: Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter dynamics Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Creator: Williams, Mark Contact: Williams, Mark

Lake ice clearance and formation data for Green Lakes Valley, Silver Lake from 1981 - ongoing, yearly (variable)

Discipline: Hydrology, Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Precipitation data for C1 chart recorder from 1952 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Air temperature data for C1 chart recorder from 1952 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Precipitation data for D1 chart recorder from 1964 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Air temperature data for D1 chart recorder from 1952 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Precipitation data for Saddle chart recorder from 1981 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Air temperature data for Saddle chart recorder from 1981 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Climate data for Saddle data loggers (CR23X and CR1000) from 2000 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Climate data for D1 data loggers (CR23X and CR1000) from 2000 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Climate data for Saddle data loggers (CR23X and CR1000) from 2009 - ongoing, hourly

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Climate data for C1 data loggers (CR23X and CR1000) from 2000 - ongoing, daily

Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Creator: Losleben, Mark Contact: Morse, Jennifer

Streamflow data for Albion camp from 1981 - ongoing, daily during field season

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Snow depth data for Saddle grid from 1992 - ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Walker, Donald (Skip) Contact: Williams, Mark

Streamflow data for Green Lake 4 outlet from 1981 - ongoing, daily during the field season

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Streamflow data for Martinelli basin outlet from 1982 - ongoing, daily during field season

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Caine, T. Nelson (Nel) Contact: Williams, Mark

Snow grain data for Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley from 1995 - ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Williams, Mark Contact: Williams, Mark

Snow water equivalent data for Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley from 1993 - ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Williams, Mark Contact: Williams, Mark

Snow depth data for Saddle snowfence from 1992 - ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Walker, Donald (Skip) Contact: Williams, Mark

Snow cover profile data for Niwot Ridge, Green Lakes Valley from 1993 - ongoing, weekly to biweekly

Discipline: Hydrology
Creator: Williams, Mark Contact: Williams, Mark

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