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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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Confirmation of rate-dependent behavior in water retention during drainage in nonswelling porous materials

In the water retention process in porous material, changes in water content are assumed to be independent of the rate at which the matric potential varies. Periodically, researchers have presented results that do not support this assumption, indicating that water retention may be rate-dependent under certain conditions. In the present study, long-...

Constantz, Jim

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Restoration of lowland streams: an introduction

This paper introduces the Lowland Streams Restoration Workshop that was held in Lund, Sweden in August 1991.Attenders at the Workshop participated in working groups which discussed and reported on the state of knowledge of stream restoration and identified critical areas of information need. Currently, most restoration efforts are emission‐...

Osborne, L.L.; Bayley, P.B.; Higler, L.W.G.; Statzner, B.; Triska, F.; Iverson, T. Moth

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Understanding the toxicity of contaminants in sediments: beyond the bioassay-based paradigm

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Luoma, Samuel N.; Carter, James L.
Understanding the toxicity of contaminants in sediments: beyond the bioassay-based paradigm; 1993; Article; Journal; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Luoma, Samuel N.; Carter, James L.

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Aspects of the biogeochemistry of methane in Mono Lake and the Mono Basin of California

Above-ambient levels of methane and higher hydrocarbons were detected in the atmosphere of the Mono Basin. These gases emanated from several different sources, including natural gas seeps (thermogenic and biogenic), and methanogenic activity in sediments. Seeps were distributed over nearly 33% of the lake bottom and were also present in the...

Oremland, R.; Oremland, Ronald S.; Miller, Laurence G.; Colbertson, Charles; Robinson, S.W.; Smith, Richard L.; Lovley, D.R.; Whiticar, Michael J.; King, G.; Kiene, Ronald P.; Iversen, Niels ; Sargent, Melinda
Oremland, R.S., Miller, L.G., Culbertson, C.W., Robinson, S.W., Smith, R.L., Lovley, D.R., Whiticar, M.J., King, G.M., Kiene, R.P., Iversen, N., and Sargent, M., 1993, Aspects of the biogeochemistry of methane in Mono Lake and the Mono Basin of California, in Oremland, R.E., ed., Biogeochemistry of global change, radioactively active trace gases: New York, Chapman and Hall, p. 704-741.

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Geochemical models

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Alley, William M.; Parkhurst, David L.; Plummer, L.N.
Parkhurst, D.L., and Plummer, L.N., 1993, Geochemical models (chapter 9), in Alley, W.M., ed., Regional Ground-Water Quality: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, p. 199-225.

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Natural radionuclides

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Alley, W.M.; Nordstrom, D. Kirk; Wanty, Richard B.
Wanty, R.B., and Nordstrom, D.K., 1993, Natural radionuclides, in Alley, W.M., ed., Regional Ground-Water Quality: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, p. 423-441.

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Limits on quantitative descriptions of biocolloid mobility in contaminated groundwater

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McCarthy, J.; Wobber, F.J.; Harvey, Ronald W.; Bouwer, E.J.

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Environmental tracers for age dating young ground water

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Plummer, L.N.; Michel, R.L.; Thurman, E.M.; Glynn, Pierre D.
Plummer, L.N., Michel, R.L., Thurman, E.M., and Glynn, P.D., 1993, Environmental tracers for age dating young ground water, inAlley, W.M., ed., Regional ground-water quality: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, p. 255-294.

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Physical transport influencing biogeochemistry within the stream catchment continuum

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Jakeman, A.J.; Beck, M.; McAleer, J.J.; Bencala, Kenneth E.; Duff, John H.; Harvey, Judson W.; Jackman, A.P. ; Triska, F.J.

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Influence of redox environment and aqueous speciation on metal transport in groundwater: Preliminary results of tracer injection studies

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Allen, H.E.; Perdue, E. Michael; Brown, D.; Davis, J.; Becher, Kent D.; Rea, B.A.; Maest, A.S.; Garabedian, S.P.