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General information

dataset entry ID:
FWM_14
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Kharaa Yeröö River Basin Water Quality Database
dataset short name:
MoMo Water Quality Database
type of dataset (more information):
environmental characteristics database
specify:
water quality and environmental monitoring data
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
In the framework of the BMBF funded project on Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia (Model region Mongolia, MOMO project, www.iwrm-momo.de) the objectives focused on supplementing, validating and extending the existing surveillance monitoring to the entire river basin for the time series 2006-2017.

The MOMO monitoring programme was set up in order to observe seasonal variation in various water quality parameters along the main river course and its tributaries. A detailed sampling survey was carried out along the Kharaa River in the spring, summer and autumn of 2006 to 2017, extending from the headwaters in the Khentii Mountains to the outlet of the river basin. An additional continuous monthly monitoring programme for surface water quality was carried out upstream (Deed Guur) and downstream of Darkhan city (Buren Tolgoi) including the outlet of WWTP Darkhan in the time between 2007 and 2017.

This strategy provides information for the efficient and effective design of future monitoring programmes with a focus on operational or investigative issues. The types of water sampling programmes included initial surveys as well as investigative and operational monitoring, point-source characterization, intensive surveys, fixed-station-network monitoring, groundwater monitoring, and special surveys involving chemical and biological monitoring. The water analyses have a focus on nutrients, heavy metals and metalloids, chloride, boron and the main physical water parameters. The dataset comprises also fluvial sediment analyses on heavy metals. In addition in 2017 a special hygienic monitoring (total coliforms, E. coli and fecal coliforms) has been carried out and was included in this database.
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Environment, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Environmental monitoring facilities
own science keywords:
river, fluvial sediments, freshwater systems, nutrients, heavy metals, metalloids, groundwater, water chemistry, pollution
related project:
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Central Asia: Model Region Mongolia (MoMo)
funding:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF project No. 033W016DN)

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Access
others/details:
PostgreSQL
operating system:
all Windows systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
https://nimbus.igb-berlin.de/index.php/s/Wi0Fd78izfydYY2
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
no
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
update level:
completed, update planned
type:
manual
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Jürgen
 
Hofmann
phone:
+49 (0)30 6392 4073
email:
j.hofmann@igb-berlin.de
institution:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
address:
Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 7
postal code, city:
12489
 
Berlin
country
Germany
http://www.igb-berlin.de/en
technical contact person:
Vanessa
 
Bremerich
+49 (0)30 6392 4081
bremerich@igb-berlin.de
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Jürgen Hofmann
 
phone:
+49 (0)30 6392 4073
email:
j.hofmann@igb-berlin-de

Intellectual property rights and citation

MoMo consortium
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Jürgen Hofmann
contact email:
j.hofmann@igb-berlin.de
contact institution:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
24
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Jürgen Hofmann
contact email:
j.hofmann@igb-berlin.de
contact institute:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Ralf Ibisch
contact email:
ralf.ibisch@gmx.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Daniel Karthe
contact email:
karthe@gmit.edu.mn
contact institute:
German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Buren Scharaw
contact email:
buren.scharaw@iosb-ast.fraunhofer.de
contact institute:
Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 5
contact name:
Michael Schäffer
contact email:
schaeffer@bafg.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 6
contact name:
Melanie Hartwig
contact email:
MelanieHartwig@gmx.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 7
contact name:
Philipp Theuring
contact email:
theuring@seba.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 8
contact name:
Michael Rode
contact email:
michael.rode@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 9
contact name:
Saulyegul Avlyush
contact email:
saulegul_a@daad-alumni.de
contact institute:
Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG), Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 10
contact name:
Vanessa Watson
contact email:
vanessa.watson@iosb-ast.fraunhofer.de
contact institute:
formerly: Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 11
contact name:
Vanessa Bremerich
contact email:
bremerich@igb-berlin.de
contact institute:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 12
contact name:
Gerel Osor
contact email:

contact institute:
formerly: Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 13
contact name:
Andrew Kaus
contact email:
andrewkinglseykaus@gmail.com
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 14
contact name:
Katja Westphal
contact email:
katja.westphal@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 15
contact name:
Martin Pfeiffer
contact email:
martin.pfeiffer@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 16
contact name:
Jörg Priess
contact email:
joerg.priess@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 17
contact name:
Christian Schweitzer
contact email:
christian.schweitzer@uba.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 18
contact name:
Daniel Krätz
contact email:
danielkraetz@gmx.de
contact institute:
formerly: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 19
contact name:
Jonas Gröning
contact email:
groening@igb-berlin.de
contact institute:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 20
contact name:
Jens Hürdler
contact email:
jens.huerdler@googlemail.com
contact institute:
formerly: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 21
contact name:
Gunsmaa Batbayar
contact email:
gunsmaa@gmit.edu.mn
contact institute:
German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 22
contact name:
Sonja Heldt
contact email:
heldt.sonja@eglv.de
contact institute:
formerly: University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 23
contact name:
Olaf Büttner
contact email:
olaf.buettner@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 24
contact name:
Dietrich Borchardt
contact email:
dietrich.borchardt@ufz.de
contact institute:
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Hofmann, J., Ibisch, R., Karthe, D., Scharaw, B., Schäffer, M., Hartwig, M., Theuring, P., Rode, M., Avlyush, S., Watson, V., Bremerich, V., Osor, G., Kaus, A., Westphal, K., Pfeiffer, M., Priess, J., Schweitzer, C., Krätz, D., Gröning, J., Hürdler, J., Batbayar, G., Heldt, S., Büttner, O. & Borchardt, D.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Kharaa Yeröö River Basin Water Quality Database.
year:
2018
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Hofmann J., Ibisch R., Karthe D., Scharaw B., Schäffer M., Hartwig M., Theuring P., Rode M., Avlyush S., Watson V., Bremerich V., Osor G., Kaus A., Westphal K., Pfeiffer M., Priess J., Schweitzer C., Krätz D., Gröning J., Hürdler J., Batbayar G., Heldt S., Büttner O. & Borchardt D.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Metadata describing the Kharaa Yeröö River Basin Water Quality Database. Freshwater Metadata Journal 36: 1-10
year:
2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.36

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Batbayar, G., Pfeiffer, M., von Tümpling, W., Kappas, M. & Karthe, D.
title:
Chemical water quality gradients of the sub catchments of the Mongolian Selenga River basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189: 420.
year:
2017
doi:
10.1007/s10661-017-6123-z
reference 2:
author(s):
Hofmann, J., Watson, V. & Scharaw, B.
title:
Groundwater quality under stress: contaminants in the Kharaa River basin (Mongolia). Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2): 629-648.
year:
2015
doi:
10.1007/s12665-014-3148-2
reference 3:
author(s):
Pfeiffer, M., Batbayar, G., Hofmann, J., Siegfried, K., Karthe, D. & Hahn-Tomer, S.
title:
Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground, surface, waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2): 649-662.
year:
2015
doi:
0.1007/s12665-013-3029-0
reference 4:
author(s):
Kaus, A., Schäffer, M., Karthe, D., Büttner, O., von Tümpling, W. & Borchardt, D.
title:
Regional patterns of heavy metal concentrations in water, sediment and five consumed fish species of the Kharaa River basin, Mongolia. Regional Environmental Change 17(7): 2023-2037.
year:
2017
doi:
10.1007/s10113-016-0969-4
reference 5:
author(s):
Hofmann, J., Karthe, D., Ibisch, R., Schäffer, M., Kaus, A., Avlyush, S. & Heldt, S.
title:
Initial characterization and water quality assessment of stream landscapes in Northern Mongolia and its integration into a River Basin Management Plan. Water 7(7): 3166-3205.
year:
2015
doi:
10.3390/w7073166

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
Asia
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
46.8761
northernmost latitude [°]:
50.2525
westernmost longitude [°]:
102.1911
easternmost longitude [°]:
107.4601
        
minimum altitude:
599
 
metres
maximum altitude:
1478
 
metres
countries:
Asia: Mongolia
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group B: dry (arid and semiarid) climates
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Asia:
Lake Baikal
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds, groundwater, general freshwater
covered timeframe:
year from
2006
 
year to:
2017

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding:
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
12
example:
Sel_Kh01_001
number of sites:
100 - 1000
exact number of sites:
246

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
no climate data available
available per:
site
spatial resolution of the data (if not catchment/site related):
others/specify
comments:
The Kharaa Yeröö River basin belongs partly to cold semi-arid climates (BSk) and sub-alpine/boreal climate (Dwc) according to the KÖPPEN classification scheme.
environmental data:
no environmental data per catchment available
no environmental data per site avaiable
physico-chemical data:
total P, nitrate, nitrite, total N, ammonium, sulphate, chloride, sodium, magnesium, labile aluminium, calcium, TOC (total organic carbon), water temperature, pH, conductivity, suspended solids
other physico-chemical parameters:
air temperature, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromide, cadmium, chromium, chromium(VI), cobalt, copper, cyanide, diphosphorus pentoxide, dissolved inorganic carbon, dissolved inorganic nitrogen, dissolved nitrogen, dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, Eschericha coli, fecal coliforms, fluoride, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, organic matter in suspended solids, oxygen concentration, oxygen saturation, phosphate, potassium, rubidium, silicic acid, silver, soluble reactive phosphorus, strontium, thallium, tin, titanium, total dissolved solids, total hardness, total coliforms, turbidity, uranium, vanadium, water quality index, zinc
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
per sample
stressors influencing the sites:
reference sites available:
yes
stressorrestored sites availabledata before/after restoration availablestressor gradient availablecomments
eutrophication
yes
yes
yes
 
hydromorphological degradation
yes
yes
yes
 
organic pollution
yes
yes
yes
 
toxic stress
yes
yes
yes
 
general degradation
yes
yes
yes
 

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
hydrological information (as HydroBASINS)
catchments, river-sub-basins
land use
protected areas
population density
environmental variables (freshwater or terrestrial)
availability of photos:
yes
availability of maps:
yes
quality control procedures:
quality control protocols and comments:
The quality of data resulting from water and wastewater sampling surveys included the following six major activities: (a) formulating the particular objectives of the water sampling program, (b) collecting representative water samples, (c) maintaining the integrity of the water samples through proper handling and preservation, (d) adhering to adequate chain-of-custody and sample identification procedures, (e) practicing quality assurance in the field by using, and (f) properly analyzing the pollutants in the water samples. These areas were equally important for insuring that environmental data are of the highest validity and quality.
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