Anaylsis of vertical hydraulic conductivity using heat as a tracer to estimate streambed infiltration In Rillito Creek, Tucson Arizona

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Title:
Anaylsis of vertical hydraulic conductivity using heat as a tracer to estimate streambed infiltration In Rillito Creek, Tucson Arizona
Author:
Bailey, Matthew Allen.
Issue Date:
2002
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:
Heat as a tracer was used to estimate one-dimensional vertical infiltration at three study sites in Rillito Creek in Tucson, Arizona, by inversely determining the vertical saturated hydraulic conductivity profiles beneath the streambed. The study sites are referred to as Craycroft Road, Dodge Boulevard, and First Avenue, and are located in Rillito Creek 19.46, 15.63, and 10.27 kilometers, respectively, upstream from the confluence of Rillito Creek and the Santa Cruz River. Results from the uppermost site indicated that a significant physical change had occurred at the streambed between the first and second model periods that lowered the hydraulic conductivity and the infiltration rate by up to four orders of magnitude. A similar change in conductivity is suggested by the simulation results from the two lower sites; however, these results indicated that changes in hydraulic conductivity and the infiltration rates occurred during a single flow event.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Rillito River.; Soil permeability -- Arizona -- Rillito River.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ferre, P. A.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAnaylsis of vertical hydraulic conductivity using heat as a tracer to estimate streambed infiltration In Rillito Creek, Tucson Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBailey, Matthew Allen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Matthew Allen.en_US
dc.date.issued2002en_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.abstractHeat as a tracer was used to estimate one-dimensional vertical infiltration at three study sites in Rillito Creek in Tucson, Arizona, by inversely determining the vertical saturated hydraulic conductivity profiles beneath the streambed. The study sites are referred to as Craycroft Road, Dodge Boulevard, and First Avenue, and are located in Rillito Creek 19.46, 15.63, and 10.27 kilometers, respectively, upstream from the confluence of Rillito Creek and the Santa Cruz River. Results from the uppermost site indicated that a significant physical change had occurred at the streambed between the first and second model periods that lowered the hydraulic conductivity and the infiltration rate by up to four orders of magnitude. A similar change in conductivity is suggested by the simulation results from the two lower sites; however, these results indicated that changes in hydraulic conductivity and the infiltration rates occurred during a single flow event.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Rillito River.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil permeability -- Arizona -- Rillito River.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.chairFerre, P. A.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc221359681en_US
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