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dc.contributor.authorSherson, Lauren R
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T21:48:42Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T21:48:42Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-27
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/21005
dc.description.abstractStream water quality can change substantively over seasonal, event, and diurnal scales. Multiple biogeochemical processes operate on a 24-hour timescale, and also may be influenced by local weather and precipitation events. Increased sampling frequency, made possible by recent developments in continuous water quality monitors, allows us to better understand biogeochemical responses to these events. Continuous water quality sensors were deployed in the East Fork Jemez River (located in northern New Mexico) from 2010 – 2011 to investigate the temporal variability of nutrient concentrations and biogeochemical parameters and the controls on this variation. This thesis is split into two chapters representing two separate manuscripts intended for publication with L. Sherson as the first author. Chapter 1 reports on seasonal and diurnal variation observed in nutrient concentrations and biogeochemical parameters, and the biological and hydrological controls on these processes. Additional co-authors will be Van Horn, D.J., Gomez, J.D., Shafer, B.M., Bixby, R.J., Crossey, L.J., and Dahm, C.N. Chapter 2 summarizes nutrient and biogeochemical responses observed during event periods in the East Fork Jemez watershed. These events include spring snowmelt and precipitation, fall precipitation, and summer monsoons occurring after wildfire. Additional co-authors will be Van Horn, D.J., Gomez, J.D., Crossey, L.J., and Dahm, C.N.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNew Mexico Environmental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS), Geological Society of America (GSA), Black Family Fellowship (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectnutrients, water quality, diurnal, wildfire, continuous monitoring, Jemez Riveren_US
dc.subject.lcshNutrient cycles--New Mexico--Jemez River, East Fork.
dc.subject.lcshBiogeochemical cycles--New Mexico--Jemez River, East Fork.
dc.subject.lcshWater quality--New Mexico--Jemez River, East Fork--Measurement.
dc.titleNutrient dynamics in a headwater stream : use of continuous water quality sensors to examine seasonal, event, and diurnal processes in the East Fork Jemez River, NMen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.description.advisorCrossey, Laura
dc.description.committee-memberDahm, Cliff
dc.description.committee-memberAsmerom, Yemane


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