River chemistry as a monitor of Yosemite Park mountain hydroclimates

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High-frequency, high-altitude measurements of water chemistry provide insights into processes relating to the hydrology, climate, and geochemistry of mountain catchments. When such observations are combined with stream stage, temperature, snow, weather, and other surface hydroclimate measurements, they are particularly useful in allowing connections between climate, river discharge, river chemistry, and ecosystems to be discerned.

Climate is the major source of variability in U.S. and global water resources. For example, large-scale variations in the global atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean are responsible for much of the variability in river discharge in Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and the U.S. Southwest [Cayan and Peterson, 1989], and thus are closely linked to water and energy resources of the western United States [Cayan et al., 2003].

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title River chemistry as a monitor of Yosemite Park mountain hydroclimates
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1029/2005EO310001
Volume 86
Issue 31
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher AGU Publications
Contributing office(s) Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 4 p.
First page 285
Last page 288
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N