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Using high-frequency sampling to detect effects of atmospheric pollutants on stream chemistryAuthor(s): Stephen D. Sebestyen; James B. Shanley; Elizabeth W. Boyer
Source: In: Webb, R.M.T.; Semmens, D.J., eds. Planning for an uncertain future--monitoring, integration, and adaptation. Proceedings of the third interagency conference on research in the watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049: 171-175.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionWe combined information from long-term (weekly over many years) and short-term (high-frequency during rainfall and snowmelt events) stream water sampling efforts to understand how atmospheric deposition affects stream chemistry. Water samples were collected at the Sleepers River Research Watershed, VT, a temperate upland forest site that receives elevated atmospheric deposition of pollutants such as nitrogen (N) and mercury (Hg). Our use of high-frequency sampling documents responses of nutrients and mercury in streamflow to atmospheric deposition inputs to the watershed.
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CitationSebestyen, Stephen D.; Shanley, James B.; Boyer, Elizabeth W. 2009. Using high-frequency sampling to detect effects of atmospheric pollutants on stream chemistry. In: Webb, R.M.T.; Semmens, D.J., eds. Planning for an uncertain future--monitoring, integration, and adaptation. Proceedings of the third interagency conference on research in the watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049: 171-175.
Keywordsatmospheric deposition, dissolved organic matter, mercury, nitrogen, Sleepers River Research Watershed, stream chemistry
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