New England Water Science Center

Publications

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Year Published: 1999

Mississippi Basin Carbon Project; upland soil database for sites in Yazoo Basin, northern Mississippi

The conversion of land from its native state to an agricultural use commonly results in a significant loss of soil carbon (Mann, 1985; Davidson and Ackerman, 1993). Globally, this loss is estimated to account for as much as 1/3 of the net CO2 emissions for the period of 1850 to 1980 (Houghton et al, 1983). Roughly 20 to 40 percent of original soil...

Harden, J.W.; Fries, T.L.; Huntington, T.G.
Mississippi Basin Carbon Project; upland soil database for sites in Yazoo Basin, northern Mississippi; 1999; OFR; 99-319; Harden, J. W.; Fries, T. L.; Huntington, T. G.

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An Overview of the Factors Involved in Evaluating the Geochemical Effects of Highway Runoff on the Environment

Materials washed by rain and snowmelt from highways into adjacent surface waters, ground waters, and ecosystems can pollute water and affect biota. To understand the chemical behavior of any one of these materials and its effects on the environment requires knowledge of the chemistry of the material and how it interacts with other components in...

Bricker, Owen P.
An Overview of the Factors Involved in Evaluating the Geochemical Effects of Highway Runoff on the Environment; 1999; OFR; 98-630; Bricker, Owen P.

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Computer Program for Point Location And Calculation of ERror (PLACER)

A program designed for point location and calculation of error (PLACER) was developed as part of the Quality Assurance Program of the Federal Highway Administration/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Data and Methodology Synthesis (NDAMS) review process. The program provides a standard method to derive study-site locations from site maps in...

Granato, Gregory E.
Computer Program for Point Location And Calculation of ERror (PLACER); 1999; OFR; 99-99; Granato, Gregory E.

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Principles and Practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Quality assurance and quality control are vital parts of highway runoff water-quality monitoring projects. To be effective, project quality assurance must address all aspects of the project, including project management responsibilities and resources, data quality objectives, sampling and analysis plans, data-collection protocols, data quality-...

Jones, Berwyn E.
Principles and Practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control; 1999; OFR; 98-636; Jones, Berwyn E.

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A siphon gage for monitoring surface-water levels

A device that uses a siphon tube to establish a hydraulic connection between the bottom of an onshore standpipe and a point at the bottom of a water body was designed and tested for monitoring surface-water levels. Water is added to the standpipe to a level sufficient to drive a complete slug of water through the siphoning tube and to flush all...

McCobb, Timothy D.; LeBlanc, Denis R.; Socolow, Roy S.
A siphon gage for monitoring surface-water levels; 1999; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; McCobb, T. D.; LeBlanc, D. R.; Socolow, R. S.

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Dynamic replacement and loss of soil carbon on eroding cropland

Links between erosion/sedimentation history and soil carbon cycling were examined in a highly erosive setting in Mississippi loess soils. We sampled soils on (relatively) undisturbed and cropped hillslopes and measured C, N, 14C, and CO2 flux to characterize carbon storage and dynamics and to parameterize Century and spreadsheet 14C...

Harden, J.W.; Sharpe, J.M.; Parton, W.J.; Ojima, D.S.; Fries, T.L.; Huntington, Thomas G; Dabney, S.M.

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Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1998

INTRODUCTION The Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with State agencies, obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Massachusetts and Rhode Island each water year. These data, accumulated during many water years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding...

Socolow, R.S.; Comeau, L.Y.; Zanca, J.L.; Ramsbey, L.R.
Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1998; 1999; WDR; MA-RI-98-1; Socolow, R. S.; Comeau, L. Y.; Zanca, J. L.; Ramsbey, L. R.

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Year Published: 1998

The Flood of June 1998 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

More than 10 inches of rain fell on some areas of eastern Massachusetts and more than 7 inches fell on some areas of Rhode Island during and intense and prolonged rainstorm from June 12 through June 15, 1998. On some streams, the magnitude of the floods resulting from the rain would be exceeded, on average, only once every 50 years. Estimated...

Parker, Gene W.; Ries, Kernell G.; Socolow, Roy S.
The Flood of June 1998 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; 1998; FS; 110-98; Parker, Gene W.; Ries, Kernell G., III; Socolow, Roy S.

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Year Published: 1998

Delineation of contributing areas to selected public-supply wells, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; LeBlanc, Denis R.
Delineation of contributing areas to selected public-supply wells, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 1998; WRI; 98-4237; Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; LeBlanc, Denis R.

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Soil, environmental, and watershed measurements in support of carbon cycling studies in northwestern Mississippi

Measurements including soil respiration, soil moisture, soil temperature, and carbon export in suspended sediments from small watersheds were recorded at several field sites in northwestern Mississippi in support of hillslope process studies associated with the U.S. Geological Survey's Mississippi Basin Carbon Project (MBCP). These measurements...

Huntington, Thomas G; Harden, J.W.; Dabney, S.M.; Marion, D.A.; Alonso, C.; Sharpe, J.M.; Fries, T.L.
Soil, environmental, and watershed measurements in support of carbon cycling studies in northwestern Mississippi; 1998; OFR; 98-501; Huntington, T. G.; Harden, J. W.; Dabney, S. M.; Marion, D. A.; Alonso, C.; Sharpe, J. M.; Fries, T. L.

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Channel morphology and streambed-sediment quality in the Muddy River, Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, October, 1997

Breault, Robert F.; Weiskel, Peter K.; McCobb, Timothy D.
Channel morphology and streambed-sediment quality in the Muddy River, Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, October, 1997; 1998; WRI; 98-4027; Breault, Robert F.; Weiskel, Peter K.; McCobb, Timothy D.

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A Review of Semivolatile and Volatile Organic Compounds in Highway Runoff and Urban Stormwater

Many studies have been conducted since 1970 to characterize concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in highway runoff and urban stormwater. To a lesser extent, studies also have characterized concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), estimated loads of SVOCs, and assessed potential impacts of these contaminants on...

Lopes, Thomas J.; Dionne, Shannon G.
A Review of Semivolatile and Volatile Organic Compounds in Highway Runoff and Urban Stormwater; 1998; OFR; 98-409; Lopes, Thomas J.; Dionne, Shannon G.