Wisconsin Water Science Center

Publications

This list of Wisconsin Water Science Center publications spans from 1953 to present. It includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists.

Filter Total Items: 747
Year Published: 2015

Oil-particle interactions and submergence from crude oil spills in marine and freshwater environments: review of the science and future research needs

Oil-particle interactions and oil submergence are of much interest to oil spill responders and scientists, especially as transportation of light and heavy crude oils increases in North America’s coastal marine and freshwater environments. This report contains an up-to-date review of the state of the science for oil-particle aggregates (OPAs...

Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Boufadel, Michael C.; Johnson, Rex; Lee, Kenneth W.; Graan, Thomas P.; Bejarano, Adriana C.; Zhu, Zhenduo; Waterman, David; Capone, Daniel M.; Hayter, Earl; Hamilton, Stephen K.; Dekker, Timothy; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Hassan, Jacob S.

Year Published: 2015

Control of nitrogen and phosphorus transport by reservoirs in agricultural landscapes

Reservoirs often receive excess nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) lost from agricultural land, and may subsequently influence N and P delivery to inland and coastal waters through internal processes such as nutrient burial, denitrification, and nutrient turnover. Currently there is a need to better understand how reservoirs affect nutrient transport...

Powers, Stephen M.; Tank, Jennifer L.; Robertson, Dale M.

Year Published: 2015

Tools for discovering and accessing Great Lakes scientific data

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a multidisciplinary and interagency effort focused on the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes (GL) using the best available science and applying lessons learned from previous studies. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contributes to the GLRI effort by providing resource managers with...

Lucido, Jessica M.; Bruce, Jennifer L.
Lucido, J.M., and Bruce, J.L., 2015, Tools for discovering and accessing Great Lakes scientific data: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3040, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153040. ISSN 2327-6916 (print) ISSN 2327-6932 (online)

Year Published: 2015

Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota

Examination of differences in contaminant concentrations between sexes of fish, across several fish species, may reveal clues for important behavioral and physiological differences between the sexes. We determined whole-fish total mercury (Hg) concentrations of 25 male and 25 female adult burbot Lota lota captured in Lake Erie during summer 2011,...

Madenjian, Charles P.; Stapanian, Martin A.; Cott, Peter A.; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Edwards, William; Ogilvie, Lynn M.; Mychek-Londer, Justin G.; DeWild, John F.
Madenjian, C. P., M. A. Stapanian, P. A. Cott, D. P. Krabbenhoft, W. H. Edwards, L. M. Ogilvie, J. G. Mychek-Londer, and J. F. DeWild. 2015. Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 68:678-688.

Year Published: 2015

Understanding the Day Cent model: Calibration, sensitivity, and identifiability through inverse modeling

The ability of biogeochemical ecosystem models to represent agro-ecosystems depends on their correct integration with field observations. We report simultaneous calibration of 67 DayCent model parameters using multiple observation types through inverse modeling using the PEST parameter estimation software. Parameter estimation reduced the total...

Necpálová, Magdalena; Anex, Robert P.; Fienen, Michael N.; Del Grosso, Stephen J.; Castellano, Michael J.; Sawyer, John E.; Iqbal, Javed; Pantoja, Jose L.; Barker, Daniel W.
Necpalova, Magdalena; Anex, Robert P.; Fienen, Michael N.; et al. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE Volume: 66 Pages: 110-130

Year Published: 2015

Simulating the effect of climate change on stream temperature in the Trout Lake Watershed, Wisconsin

The potential for increases in stream temperature across many spatial and temporal scales as a result of climate change can pose a difficult challenge for environmental managers, especially when addressing thermal requirements for sensitive aquatic species. This study evaluates simulated changes to the thermal regime of three northern Wisconsin...

Selbig, William R.
William R. Selbig, Simulating the effect of climate change on stream temperature in the Trout Lake Watershed, Wisconsin, Science of The Total Environment, Volumes 521–522, 15 July 2015, Pages 11-18.

Year Published: 2015

High-throughput computing vs. high-performance computing for groundwater applications

No abstract available.

Fienen, Michael N.; Hunt, Randall J.

Year Published: 2015

Geomorphic, flood, and groundwater-flow characteristics of Bayfield Peninsula streams, Wisconsin, and implications for brook-trout habitat

In 2002–03, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study of the geomorphic, flood, and groundwater-flow characteristics of five Bayfield Peninsula streams, Wisconsin (Cranberry River, Bark River, Raspberry River, Sioux River, and Whittlesey Creek) to determine the physical limitations for brook-trout habitat. The goals of the study were...

Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Peppler, Marie C.; Saad, David A.; Pratt, Dennis M.; Lenz, Bernard N.

Year Published: 2015

Simulation of the regional groundwater-flow system of the Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin

A regional, two-dimensional, steady-state groundwater-flow model was developed to simulate the groundwater-flow system and groundwater/surface-water interactions within the Menominee Indian Reservation. The model was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, to contribute to the...

Juckem, Paul F.; Dunning, Charles P.
Juckem, P.F., and Dunning, C.P., 2015, Simulation of the regional groundwater-flow system of the Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5237, 40 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145237.

Year Published: 2015

Reducing nitrogen export from the corn belt to the Gulf of Mexico: agricultural strategies for remediating hypoxia

SPAtially Referenced Regression on Watershed models developed for the Upper Midwest were used to help evaluate the nitrogen-load reductions likely to be achieved by a variety of agricultural conservation practices in the Upper Mississippi-Ohio River Basin (UMORB) and to compare these reductions to the 45% nitrogen-load reduction proposed to...

McLellan, Eileen; Robertson, Dale M.; Schilling, Keith; Tomer, Mark; Kostel, Jill; Smith, Douglas G.; King, Kevin

Year Published: 2015

Sources of fine sediment stored in agricultural lowland streams, Midwest, USA

Agricultural activities can accelerate the offsite transport of productive soil from fields leading to stream water quality degradation. Identification of the nature and relative contribution of different sources to fine-grained sediment (e.g., silts, clays) in streams is important to effectively focus agricultural best management practices in...

Lamba, Jasmeet; Thompson, Anita M.; Karthikeyan, K.G.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.
J. Lamba, A.M. Thompson, K.G. Karthikeyan, F.A. Fitzpatrick Sources of fine sediment stored in agricultural lowland streams, Midwest, USA Geomorphology, 236 (2015), pp. 44-53

Year Published: 2015

A model for evaluating stream temperature response to climate change in Wisconsin

Expected climatic changes in air temperature and precipitation patterns across the State of Wisconsin may alter future stream temperature and flow regimes. As a consequence of flow and temperature changes, the composition and distribution of fish species assemblages are expected to change. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how...

Stewart, Jana S.; Westenbroek, Stephen M.; Mitro, Matthew G.; Lyons, John D.; Kammel, Leah E.; Buchwald, Cheryl A.
Stewart, J.S., Westenbroek, S.M., Mitro, M.G., Lyons, J.D., Kammel, L.E., and Buchwald, C.A., 2015, A model for evaluating stream temperature response to climate change in Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5186, 64 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145186. ISSN 2328-0328 (online)