A comparison of water quality methods and data: GLOBE Program vs. United States Geological Survey

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Title:
A comparison of water quality methods and data: GLOBE Program vs. United States Geological Survey
Author:
Clemons, Joshua Edward.
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a K- 12 international science and education program. Since 1995, over 600 GLOBE schools throughout the U.S. have gathered and reported surface water quality data for parameters including alkalinity, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature. These data are potentially useful for monitoring local, regional, and national surface water quality trends. Before these data are used, however, it is important to gauge the reliability of the data. Toward that end, a qualitative comparison of GLOBE and USGS sample testing protocols is made so that discrepancies in GLOBE protocols can be identified and remedied. In addition to the protocol comparison, GLOBE data are compared statistically to data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); the USGS is chosen because it is the major agency taking water quality data nationwide, and its data and sample testing protocols are considered to be reliable.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Measurement.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bales, Roger C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA comparison of water quality methods and data: GLOBE Program vs. United States Geological Surveyen_US
dc.creatorClemons, Joshua Edward.en_US
dc.contributor.authorClemons, Joshua Edward.en_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGlobal Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a K- 12 international science and education program. Since 1995, over 600 GLOBE schools throughout the U.S. have gathered and reported surface water quality data for parameters including alkalinity, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature. These data are potentially useful for monitoring local, regional, and national surface water quality trends. Before these data are used, however, it is important to gauge the reliability of the data. Toward that end, a qualitative comparison of GLOBE and USGS sample testing protocols is made so that discrepancies in GLOBE protocols can be identified and remedied. In addition to the protocol comparison, GLOBE data are compared statistically to data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); the USGS is chosen because it is the major agency taking water quality data nationwide, and its data and sample testing protocols are considered to be reliable.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Measurement.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBales, Roger C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberConklin, Marthaen_US
dc.identifier.oclc222295055en_US
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