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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191750
Title:
A phosphorus budget for river basins of the United States
Author:
Alexander, Richard Brown.
Issue Date:
1982
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:
Phosphorus budgets were calculated for 261 river basins ranging in size from twenty to 30,000 square miles which together comprise the major drainage areas of the U.S. County based estimates of phosphorus loadings to these drainage areas were compared to estimates of phosphorus transport within major rivers of the U.S. Mean estimates of phosphorus transport as measured at national stream quality monitoring stations were calculated by two methods: averaging the historical monthly record and averaging the daily record obtained by integrating the discharge and phosphorus transport relationship over the daily flow record. The Colorado, Rio Grande and Upper Missouri drainage areas containing large main stem reservoirs retained the largest quantities of phosphorus. In general, phosphorus transport was more conservative with decreasing drainage area. However, little accumulation of phosphorus was observed along the main stems of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers where large flows with little variability appeared to enhance the transport of phosphorus.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water -- Phosphorus content.; Phosphorus -- Environmental aspects -- United States.; Rivers -- United States.; Water quality -- United States.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock III, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA phosphorus budget for river basins of the United Statesen_US
dc.creatorAlexander, Richard Brown.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Richard Brown.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_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.abstractPhosphorus budgets were calculated for 261 river basins ranging in size from twenty to 30,000 square miles which together comprise the major drainage areas of the U.S. County based estimates of phosphorus loadings to these drainage areas were compared to estimates of phosphorus transport within major rivers of the U.S. Mean estimates of phosphorus transport as measured at national stream quality monitoring stations were calculated by two methods: averaging the historical monthly record and averaging the daily record obtained by integrating the discharge and phosphorus transport relationship over the daily flow record. The Colorado, Rio Grande and Upper Missouri drainage areas containing large main stem reservoirs retained the largest quantities of phosphorus. In general, phosphorus transport was more conservative with decreasing drainage area. However, little accumulation of phosphorus was observed along the main stems of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers where large flows with little variability appeared to enhance the transport of phosphorus.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Phosphorus content.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPhosphorus -- Environmental aspects -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRivers -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- United States.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.chairMaddock III, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212893389en_US
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