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A new temperature profiling probe for investigating groundwater-surface water interaction

August 14, 2015

Measuring vertically nested temperatures at the streambed interface poses practical challenges that are addressed here with a new discrete subsurface temperature profiling probe. We describe a new temperature probe and its application for heat as a tracer investigations to demonstrate the probe's utility. Accuracy and response time of temperature measurements made at 6 discrete depths in the probe were analyzed in the laboratory using temperature bath experiments. We find the temperature probe to be an accurate and robust instrument that allows for easily installation and long-term monitoring in highly variable environments. Because the probe is inexpensive and versatile, it is useful for many environmental applications that require temperature data collection for periods of several months in environments that are difficult to access or require minimal disturbance.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title A new temperature profiling probe for investigating groundwater-surface water interaction
DOI 10.1002/2015WR017574
Authors Ramon C. Naranjo, Robert Turcotte
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Water Resources Research
Series Number
Index ID 70156372
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Nevada Water Science Center