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Year Published: 1994

The geologic origin and pathways of mobility of selenium from the California Coast Ranges to the west-central San Joaquin valley

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Frankenberger, W.T.; Benson, S.; Presser, Theresa S.
Presser, T.S., 1994, The geologic origin and pathways of mobility of selenium from the California Coast Ranges to the west-central San Joaquin Valley, in Frankenberger, W.T., and Benson, S., eds., Selenium in the Environment: New York, Marcel Dekker, p. 139-156.

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Year Published: 1993

Midwest water quality project matures

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Comis, D; Hardin, B; Cooke , Linda

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Year Published: 1993

Comparison of Penman-Monteith, Shuttleworth-Wallace, and modified Priestley-Taylor evapotranspiration models for wildland vegetation in semiarid rangeland

Eddy correlation measurements of sensible and latent heat flux are used with measurements of net radiation, soil heat flux, and other micrometeorological variables to develop the Penman-Monteith, Shuttleworth-Wallace, and modified Priestley-Taylor evapotranspiration models for use in a sparsely vegetated, semiarid rangeland. The Penman-Monteith...

Stannard, David I.

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Year Published: 1993

Sampling colloids and colloid-associated contaminants in ground water

It has recently been recognized that mobile colloids may affect the transport of contaminants in ground water. To determine the significance of this process, knowledge of both the total mobile load (dissolved + colloid-associated) and the dissolved concentration of a ground-water contaminant must be obtained. Additional information regarding...

Backhus, Debera A.; Ryan, Joseph N.; Groher, Daniel M.; MacFarlane, John K.; Gschwend, Philip M.

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Year Published: 1990

Origin of solutes in saline lakes and springs on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico

Analysis of hydraulic heads, calculation of pore volume flushing, and analysis of solute and isotopic chemistry strongly suggest that the solutes originate from the concentration by evaporation of runoff and potable shallow ground water that discharges from the High Plains aquifer. Chloride/bromide solute ratios, which are thought to be unaffected...

Gustavson, Thomas C.; Wood, W.; Jones, B.F.
Wood, W.W., and Jones, B.F., 1990, Origin of solutes in saline lakes and springs on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, in Gustavson, T.C., ed., Geologic framework and regional hydrology--Upper Cenozoic Blackwater Draw and Ogallala Formations, Great Plains: Austin, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, p. 193-208.

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Year Published: 1987

Bioconcentration of creosote compounds in snails obtained from Pensacola Bay, Florida, near an onshore hazardous-waste site

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Averett, Robert C.; Rostad, C. E.; Pereira, W. E.
Rostad, C.E., and Pereira, W.E., 1987, Bioconcentration of creosote compounds in snails obtained from Pensacola Bay, Florida, near an onshore hazardous-waste site, in Averett, R.C., and McKnight, D.M., eds., Chemical quality of water and the hydrologic cycle: Chelsea, Mich., Lewis Publishers, Inc., p. 193-209.