Effect of fire on water quality in an Arizona ponderosa pine forest

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Title:
Effect of fire on water quality in an Arizona ponderosa pine forest
Author:
Sims, Bruce Dilley.
Issue Date:
1979
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 primary objective of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of a controlled burn on water quality against the effects measured in a previous study on a wildfire. A secondary objective was to develop a set of empirical equations to predict water quality changes following fire. Fluoride, calcium, magnesium and pH in the water were found to increase and the sodium absorption ratio to decrease following the controlled burn. Concentrations of calcium, magnesium, sodium, nitrate, as well as the sodium adsorption ratio, following the wildfire were significantly different, to allow the water to be considered of lesser quality. Prediction equations were developed from the controlled burn data for the pH, sodium and the sodium adsorption ratio. However, these equations are not considered accurate predictors and should be used only as indications of possible trends.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Forest fires -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.; Water quality -- Arizona.; Water quality management -- Arizona.; Ponderosa pine.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEffect of fire on water quality in an Arizona ponderosa pine foresten_US
dc.creatorSims, Bruce Dilley.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSims, Bruce Dilley.en_US
dc.date.issued1979en_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 primary objective of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of a controlled burn on water quality against the effects measured in a previous study on a wildfire. A secondary objective was to develop a set of empirical equations to predict water quality changes following fire. Fluoride, calcium, magnesium and pH in the water were found to increase and the sodium absorption ratio to decrease following the controlled burn. Concentrations of calcium, magnesium, sodium, nitrate, as well as the sodium adsorption ratio, following the wildfire were significantly different, to allow the water to be considered of lesser quality. Prediction equations were developed from the controlled burn data for the pH, sodium and the sodium adsorption ratio. However, these equations are not considered accurate predictors and should be used only as indications of possible trends.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForest fires -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPonderosa pine.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213276527en_US
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