The dataset contains high-resolution flow transects that were obtained from representative sites at six rivers within sub-catchments of contrasting geology (clay, greensand, chalk) of the Hampshire River Avon catchment (UK). Data were obtained from field-based measurements in seasonal campaigns conducted between spring 2013 and winter 2014.
Publication date: 2016-11-04
All data were generated by the authors. As data containing physical parameters were generated, checks were made to ensure that each instrument was properly calibrated and serviced prior to each campaign to keep accuracy and precision within the manufacturer tolerances. Flow measurements that were inconsistent with adjacent measurements were repeated to avoid biases. A note was added to flag data point where specific benthic features, such as aquatic vegetation, were present in the vicinity of the measurements spot. Only out-of-range (i.e., negative) flow averages were directly removed from the datasets.