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Quality Assurance Report - Loch Vale Watershed, 1999-2002

Open-File Report 2004-1306

In collaboration with Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
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Abstract

Introduction The National Park Service initiated the Loch Vale Watershed (LVWS) project in 1980 with funding from the Aquatic Effects Research Program of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program. Long-term ecological research and monitoring address watershed-scale ecosystem processes, particularly as they respond to atmospheric deposition and climate variability. Monitoring of meteorological, hydrologic, precipitation chemistry, and surface water quality parameters enable us to use long-term trends to distinguish natural from human-caused disturbances. Research into snow distribution, hydrologic flowpaths, vegetation responses to N deposition, isotopic transformations of N by forest and soil processes, trace metals, and aquatic ecological responses to disturbance enable us to understand processes that influence high elevation ecosystems.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality Assurance Report - Loch Vale Watershed, 1999-2002
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2004-1306
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description:
iii, 17 p.
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