Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191479
Title:
Stream gaging by continuous injection of tracer elements
Author:
Werrel, William Lewis,1931-
Issue Date:
1967
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:
The practical application of the use of fluorescent-dye tracer elements as a means of determining stream discharge was the consideration of this study. Although this approach is not new in principle, recent developments in fluorometry and the development of new and less expensive fluorescent dyes warrant reappraisal of the method, During this study, the proper use of the fluorometer was mastered, properties of the dye were examined by laboratory tests, and four field tests were conducted. Three of the field tests allowed direct comparison between discharge computed by the dye-dilution method and discharge measured by a current meter; the maximum variation between the results of these tests was 11 percent. The dye-dilution method may be used on streams in the Southwest for high-water measurements of flow above wading stage where no cableway is present or where no adequate current-meter measurement section can be found. The possibility of future automation of this measurement system holds promise for the rating of new gaging stations and for providing streamflow records in remote areas.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Stream measurements -- Arizona.; Stream-gaging stations -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleStream gaging by continuous injection of tracer elementsen_US
dc.creatorWerrel, William Lewis,1931-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWerrel, William Lewis,1931-en_US
dc.date.issued1967en_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.abstractThe practical application of the use of fluorescent-dye tracer elements as a means of determining stream discharge was the consideration of this study. Although this approach is not new in principle, recent developments in fluorometry and the development of new and less expensive fluorescent dyes warrant reappraisal of the method, During this study, the proper use of the fluorometer was mastered, properties of the dye were examined by laboratory tests, and four field tests were conducted. Three of the field tests allowed direct comparison between discharge computed by the dye-dilution method and discharge measured by a current meter; the maximum variation between the results of these tests was 11 percent. The dye-dilution method may be used on streams in the Southwest for high-water measurements of flow above wading stage where no cableway is present or where no adequate current-meter measurement section can be found. The possibility of future automation of this measurement system holds promise for the rating of new gaging stations and for providing streamflow records in remote areas.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStream measurements -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStream-gaging stations -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc214284728en_US
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