Exercise 1- Explore Data
1. Navigate to the Data Hub (google Montana Extension Water; on MSUEWQ homepage, click on Data Hub icon)
2. Click on “Data Viewer”
3. Use the drop down arrows under “Choose Sites” to select sites to view data for.
4. In the “Date Range” section, choose “View Entire Range” to see all data available for your selected sites.
5. Note the “Loading Status.” Over a slower internet connection with a lot of users on the Wifi it may take a few moments to load.
Data Explore 1: Musselshell Up to Downstream
1. Select the “Musselshell River”
2. Select “boxplot”
3. What is the pattern in specific conductance moving from left to right across the plot? Why do you think this pattern exists?
Data Explore 2: Madison Arsenic
1. Navigate to data for the Madison watershed.
2. Which site has the highest arsenic?
3. How many sites have arsenic above the drinking water standard?
4. Why do some sites have high arsenic in the Madison?
Data Explore 3: Sun River Nutrients
1. Navigate to data for the Sun River.
2. What site has the highest nitrate concentration (easiest to see with boxplot).
3. What is the relationship between nitrate and total nitrogen (use the regression plot to see this)? What does this mean about the dominant form of nitrogen in the Sun?
Data Explore 4: Deep Creek Flows
1. Navigate to data for Deep Creek.
2. Use the dropdowns to select data by site
3. What day was peak discharge at the “Above Broadwater Missouri Canal” site in 2014? What was the cfs?
Data Explore 5: Musselshell Salinity and Flow
1. Navigate back to the MSUEWQ home page and select the thumbnail for “Musselshell Salinity Project”
2. Toggle through the years and look at the data for 2015.
3. What is the relationship between Specific Conductance and discharge? Why does this relationship exist?