Nutrient dynamics

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Edited by: Thomas C. Winter and Gene E. Likens



This chapter focuses on the variability and trends in chemical concentrations and fluxes at Mirror Lake during the period 1981–2000. It examines the water and chemical budgets of Mirror Lake to identify and understand better long-term trends in the chemical characteristics of the lake. It also identifies the causes of changes in nutrient concentrations and examines the contribution of hydrologic pathways to the contamination of Mirror Lake by road salt. The role of groundwater and precipitation on water and chemical budgets of the lake are also examined.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Nutrient dynamics
DOI 10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0003
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
Publisher location Oakland, CA
Contributing office(s) Office of Ground Water
Description 137 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Mirror Lake: Interactions among air, land, and water
First page 69
Last page 204
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Mirror Lake
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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