Ronald C Antweiler

Biography

Ron Antweiler is a hydrologist within the USGS-National Research Program whose work focuses on three main topics: 1. The statistical treatment of environmental datasets which contain less-than-detection limit data; 2. The geochemistry of inorganic compounds (including trace metals, rare-earth elements, and nutrients) in surface waters (mostly streams, rivers and lakes), usually associated with environmental problems or remediation efforts; and 3. Water budgeting, flooding and sedimentation in high alpine drainage basins.

Ron has a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Wyoming, an MA in mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in geology and mathematics.

 

Publications

Schonauer, Kurt T.; Hart, Robert J.; Antweiler, R. C., 2014. The presence and distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and inorganic elements in water and lakebed materials and the potential for bioconcentration in biota at established sampling sites on Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1299, Report: vii, 27 p.; Appendixes A-K [Link]

Antweiler, R.C., Writer, J.H., Murphy, S.F. 2014. Evaluation of wastewater contaminant transport in surface waters using verified Lagrangian sampling. Science of the Total Environment, 470-471, p. 551-558. [Link]

Antweiler, R.C., Writer, J.H., Murphy, S.F. 2014. Evaluation of wastewater contaminant transport in surface waters using verified Lagrangian sampling. Science of the Total Environment, 470-471, p. 551-558. [Link]

Writer, J.H., Antweiler, R.C., Ferrer, I., Ryan, J.N., Thurman, E.M. 2013. In-stream attenuation of neuro-active pharmaceuticals and their metabolites. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (17), p. 9781-9790. [Link]

Andrews, E. D.; Antweiler, R. C., 2012. Sediment fluxes from California Coastal Rivers: the influences of climate, geology, and topography. Journal of Geology, 120 (4), pp. 349-366. [Link]

Antweiler, R. C.; Taylor, H. E.; Alpers, C. N. , 2012. Distribution and geochemistry of selected trace elements in the Sacramento River near Keswick Reservoir. Chemical Geology, 298-299, pp. 70-78[Link]

Taylor, H.E., Antweiler, R.C., Roth, D.A., Alpers, C.N., Dileanis, P. 2012. Selected trace elements in the Sacramento River, California: Occurrence and distribution. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 62 (4), pp. 557-569 [Link]

Barber, L. B.; Antweiler, R. C.; Flynn, J. L.; Keefe, S. H.; Kolpin, D. W.; Roth, D. A.; Schnoebelen, D. J.; Taylor, H. E.; Verplanck, P. L. , 2011. Lagrangian mass-flow investigations of inorganic contaminants in wastewater-impacted streams. Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (7), pp. 2575-2583 [Link]

Benson, L.V., Taylor, H.E., Plowman, T.I., Roth, D.A., and Antweiler, R.C., 2010, The cleaning of burned and contaminated archaeological maize prior to 87Sr/86Sr analysis: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 37 (1), p. 84-91 [Link]

Bills, D.J., Tillman, F. Anning, D.W, Antweiler R.C. and Kraemer, T.F., 2010, Historical and 2009 water chemistry of wells, perennial and intermittent streams and springs in northern Arizona, in Alpine, A.E., ed., Hydrological, Geological and Biological Site Characterization of Breccia Pipe Uranium Deposits in Northern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigative Report No. 2010-5025, Chapter C., p. 135-282 [Link]

Böhlke, J.K., Antweiler, R.C., Harvey, J.W., Laursen, A.E., Smith, L.K., Smith, R.L., and Voytek, M.A., 2009, Multi-scale measurements and modeling of denitrification in streams with varying flow and nitrate concentration in the upper Mississippi River basin, USA: Biogeochemistry, v. 93, p. 117–141 [Link]

Alpers CN, Stewart AR, Saiki MK, Marvin-DiPasquale M, Topping BR, Rider KM, Gallanthine SK, Kester CA, Rye RO, Antweiler RC, DeWild JF (2008) Environmental factors affecting mercury in Camp Far West Reservoir, 2001-03. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5008, p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5008/ [Link]

Antweiler, R.C. and Taylor, H.E., 2008, Evaluation of statistical treatments of left-censored environmental data using coincident uncensored data sets: I. Summary statistics: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 42 (10), p. 3732-3738 [Link]

Alpers, Charles N.; Hunerlach, Michael P.; Marvin-DePasquale, Mark C.; Antweiler, R. C.; Lasorsa, Brenda K.; De Wild, John F.; Synder, Noah P., 2006. Geochemical data for mercury, methylmercury, and other constituents in sediments from Englebright Lake, California, 2002. Data Series 151, 107 p. [Link]

Taylor, H.E., D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler, 2006, Dissolved major cations and trace elements, in Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River and its tributaries, from Eagle to St. Marys, Alaska, 2002-2003, M.M. Dornblaser and D.R. Halm, eds., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1228, 201 p

Taylor, H.E., D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler, 2006, Chapter 4 – Dissolved major cations and trace elements, in Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, during water year 2004, P.F. Schuster, ed., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1258, 75 p

Barber, L.B., S.H. Keefe, R.C. Antweiler, H.E. Taylor, and R.D. Wass, 2006, Response to comment on “Accumulation of contaminants in fish from wastewater treatment wetlands”. Environmental Science and Technology v.40 (10), p. 3438-3439

Barber, L.B., S.H. Keefe, R.C. Antweiler, H.E. Taylor, and R.D. Wass, 2006, Accumulation of contaminants in fish from wastewater treatment wetlands. Environmental Science and Technology, v.40 (2), p. 603-611 [Link]

Monroe, Stephen A.; Antweiler, R. C.; Hart, Robert J.; Taylor, Howard E.; Truini, Margot; Rihs, John R.; Felger, Tracey J., 2005. Chemical characteristics of ground-water discharge along the south rim of Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 2000-2001. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5146, 71 p. [Link]

Alpers, C. N.; Hunerlach, M. P.; May, J. T.; Hothem, R. L.; Taylor, H. E.; Antweiler, R. C.; DeWild, J. F.; Lawler, D. A., 2005. Geochemical Characterization of Water, Sediment, and Biota Affected by Mercury Contamination and Acidic Drainage from Historical Gold Mining, Greenhorn Creek, Nevada County, California, 1999-2001. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5251,

Hart, Robert J.; Taylor, Howard E.; Antweiler, R. C.; Fisk, Greg G.; Anderson, G. M.; Roth, D. A.; Flynn, Marilyn E.; Peart, D. B.; Truini, Margot; Barber, L. B., 2005. Physical and chemical characteristics of Knowles, Forgotten, and Moqui Canyons, and effects of recreational use on water quality, Lake Powell, Arizona and Utah. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5120, 116 p. [Link]

Hart, R. J.; Taylor, H. E.; Antweiler, R. C.; Graham, D. D.; Fisk, G. G.; Riggins, S. G.; Flynn, M. E., 2005. Sediment chemistry of the Colorado River delta of Lake Powell, Utah, 2001. Open-File Report 2005-1178, vii, 33 p., 9 Excel tables online; 1 CD-ROM [Link]

Antweiler, R. C.; Smith, Richard L.; Voytek, Mary A.; Bohlke, John-Karl; Richards, Kevin D. , 2005. Water-quality data from two agricultural drainage basins in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois: I. Lagrangian and synoptic data, 1999-2002. Open-File Report 2004-1317, 227 p. [Link]

Antweiler, R. C.; Smith, Richard L.; Voytek, Mary A.; Bohlke, John-Karl, 2005. Water-quality data from two agricultural drainage basins in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois: II. diel data, 1999-2001. Open-File Report 2005-1053, 124 p. : ill. [Link]

Antweiler, R. C.; Smith, Richard L.; Voytek, Mary A.; Bohlke, John-Karl; Dupre, David H., 2005. Water-quality data from two agricultural drainage basins in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois: III. biweekly data, 2000-2002. Open-File Report 2005-1197, 74 p. [Link]

Taylor, H.E., D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler, 2005, Chapter 4 – Dissolved major cations and trace elements, in Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, during water year 2003, P.F. Schuster, ed., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1397, 81 p

Taylor, H.E., D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler, 2005, Chapter 4 – Dissolved trace metals, in Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, during water year 2002, P.F. Schuster, ed., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1199, 82 p

Taylor, Howard E.; Spence, John R.; Antweiler, R. C.; Berghoff, Kevin; Plowman, Terry I.; Peart, Dale B.; Roth, David A., 2004. Water quality and quantity of selected springs and seeps along the Colorado River corridor, Utah and Arizona: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Grand Canyon National Park, 1997-98. Open-File Report 2003-496, viii, 24 p. [Link]

Nordstrom, D.K., H.E. Taylor, and R.C. Antweiler, 2004, Comprehensive analytical evaluation of inorganic constituents in acid mine water: The Dakota Maid Pit Water, Gilt Edge Mine, South Dakota. U.S. Geological Survey Letter Report 11-16-04.

Andrews, E.D., R.C. Antweiler, P.J. Neiman, and F.M. Ralph, 2004, Influence of ENSO on flood frequency along the California coast. Journal of Climate, v.17 (2), p.337-348 [Link]

Barber, Larry B.; Keefe, Steffanie H.; Brown, Greg K.; Taylor, Howard E.; Antweiler, R. C.; Peart, Dale B.; Plowman, Terry I.; Roth, David A.; Wass, Roland D., 2003. Organic and trace element contaminants in water, biota, sediments, and semi-permeable membrane devices at the Tres Rios Demonstration Wetlands, Phoenix, Arizona. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4129, 88 p.[Link]

Taylor, H.E., D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler, 2003, Chapter 4 – Dissolved trace metals, in Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, during water year 2001, P.F. Schuster, ed., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-427, 120 p.

Ralph, F.M., P.J. Neiman, D.E. Kingsmill, P.O.G. Persson, A.B. White, E.T. Strem, E.D. Andrews and R.C. Antweiler, 2003, The impact of a prominent rain shadow on flooding in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains: A CALJET case study and sensitivity to the ENSO cycle. Journal of Hydrometeorology, v.4 (6) p.1243-1264 [Link]

Schuster, P.F., M.M. Reddy, J.W. LaBaugh, R.S. Parkhurst, D.O. Rosenberry, T.C. Winter, R.C. Antweiler and W.E. Dean, 2003, Characterization of lake water and ground water movement in the littoral zone of Williams Lake, a closed-basin lake in north central Minnesota. Hydrological Processes, v.17, p. 823-838 [Link]

Verplank, P.L., R.C. Antweiler, D.K. Nordstrom and H.E. Taylor, 2001, Standard reference water samples for rare earth element determinations, Applied Geochemistry, v. 16, p. 231-244 [Link]

Taylor, H.E., R.C. Antweiler, D.A. Roth, T.I. Brinton, D.B. Peart, and D.F. Healy, 2001, The occurrence and distribution of selected trace metals in the Upper Rio Grande and tributaries in Colorado and northern New Mexico, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 41, p. 410-426 [Link]

Roth, D.A., H.E. Taylor, J.J. Domagalski, P.D. Dileanis, D.B. Peart, R.C. Antweiler, and C.N. Alpers, 2001, Distribution of inorganic mercury in Sacramento River water and sediments, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 40, p. 161-172. [Link]

Cordell, L.S., S.R. Durand, R.C. Antweiler, and H.E. Taylor, 2001, Toward linking maize chemistry to archaeological agricultural sites in the North American Southwest, Journal of Archaeological Science,v. 28, p. 501-513. [Link]

edited by Alpers, Charles N.; Antweiler, R. C.; Taylor, Howard E.; Dileanis, Peter D.; Domagalski, Joseph L., 2000. Metals transport in the Sacramento River, California, 1996-1997; Volume 2, Interpretation of metal loads. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4002, 106 p. [Link]

Antweiler, R.C., P.D. Dileanis, C.N. Alpers, and H.E. Taylor, 2000, Results, in C.N. Alpers, H.E. Taylor and J.J. Domagalski, eds.: Metals Transport in the Sacramento River, California, 1996-97: Volume 1. Methods and Data: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4286, p. 62-97.

Taylor, H.E., R.C. Antweiler, C.N. Alpers, D.A. Roth, T.I. Brinton, D.J. Cain, J.W. Ball, D.M. Unruh and P.D. Dileanis, 2000, Quality assurance and quality control, in C.N. Alpers, H.E. Taylor and J.J. Domagalski, eds.: Metals Transport in the Sacramento River, California, 1996-97: Volume 1. Methods and Data: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4286, p. 38-61.

Durand, S.R., P.H. Shelley, R.C. Antweiler, and H.E. Taylor, 1999, Trees, chemistry and prehistory in the American Southwest, Journal of Archaeological Sciences, v. 26, p.132 [Link]

Benson, L.V., H.M. May, R.C. Antweiler, T.I. Brinton, M. Kashgarian, J.P. Smoot, and S.P. Lund, 1998, Continuous lake-sediment records of glaciation in the Sierra Nevada between 52,600 and 12,500 14C yr B.P. Quaternary Research, v.50, p.113-127 [Link]

Peart, D.B., R.C. Antweiler, H.E. Taylor, D.A. Roth and T.I. Brinton, 1998, A reevaluation and extension of the scope of elements in the U.S. Geological Survey Standard Reference Water Samples.Analyst, v.003, p.455. [Link]

Edwards, M., S. Patel, L. McNeil, H.W. Chen, M. Frey, A.D. Eaton, R.C. Antweiler and H.E. Taylor, 1998, Considerations in As analysis and speciation. Journal of the American Water Works Association, v.3, p.103.

Roth, D.A., H.C. Hayes, R.C. Antweiler, T.I. Brinton, J.R. Garbarino, D.B. Peart and H.E. Taylor, 1997, Major and trace element data for backwaters and bed sediments in navigation pools of the Upper Mississippi River, in J.A. Moody, ed., Hydrologic, Sedimentologic and Chemical Data for Water and Bed Sediments in Navigation Pools in the Upper Mississippi River. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-708, p. 52-71

Roth, D.A., R.C. Antweiler, T.I. Brinton and H.E. Taylor, 1997, Major and trace elements, Chapter 5, in J.A. Moody, ed., Hydrologic, Sedimentologic and Chemical Data Describing Surficial Bed Sediments in Navigation Pools in the Upper Mississippi River, After the Flood, 1993. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-580, p. 91-107

Taylor, H.E., K. Berghoff, E.D. Andrews, R.C. Antweiler, T.I. Brinton, C. Miller, D.B. Peart, and D.A. Roth, 1997, Water quality of springs and seeps in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. National Park Service Technical Report, NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-97/128, 26 p

Antweiler R.C. and H.E. Taylor, 1997, Spatial distribution of nutrients in the Mississippi River System (1991-1992). in Proceedings of the First Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Management Conference, December 5-6, 1995 in Kenner, Louisiana. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf of Mexico Program, Stennis Space Center, MS, p. 133-144

Brinton, Terry I.; Antweiler, Ronald C.; Taylor, Howard E. , 1996. Method for the determination of dissolved chloride, nitrate, and sulfate in natural water using ion chromatography. U.S. Geological Survey ; Open-File Report 95-426A, iii, 16 p. :ill. ;28 cm. [Link]

Taylor, H. E.; Peart, D. B.; Antweiler, R. C.; Brinton, T. I.; Campbell, W. L.; Barbarino, J. R.; Roth, D. A.; Hart, R. J.; Averett, R. C., 1996. Data from synoptic water-quality studies on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, November 1990 and June 1991. U.S. Geological Survey ; Open-File Report 96-614, iv, 176 p. :ill. ; 28 cm. [Link]

Antweiler, R. C.; Patton, Charles J.; Taylor, Howard E., 1996. Automated, colorimetric methods for determination of nitrate plus nitrite, nitrite, ammonium and orthophosphate ions in natural water samples. U.S. Geological Survey : Open-File Report 93-638, iv, 23 p. :ill. ;28 cm. [Link]

Garbarino, John R.; Antweiler, R. C.; Brinton, T. I.; Roth, D. A.; Taylor, H. E. , 1995. Concentration and transport data for selected dissolved inorganic constituents and dissolved organic carbon in water collected from the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries, July 1991-May 1992. U.S. Geological Survey : Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Open-File Report 95-149, viii, 149 p. :maps ;28 cm.

Brinton, T. I., Jr.; Barbarino, J. R.; Peartt, D. B.; Taylor, H. E.; Antweiler, R. C., 1995. Concentration and transport data for dissolved inorganic constituents in water collected during seven cruises on the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries, July 1987-June 1990. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 94-524, vi, 102 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.

Garbarino, J.R., H.C. Hayes, D.A. Roth, R.C. Antweiler, T.I. Brinton and H.E. Taylor, 1995, Heavy metals in the Mississippi River, in R.H. Meade, ed., Contaminants in the Mississippi River, 1987-92. U.S.Geological Survey Circular 1133, p. 52-71

Antweiler, R.C., C.J. Patton and H.E. Taylor, 1995, Nutrients, in J.A. Moody, ed., Chemical data for water samples collected during four upriver cruises on the Mississippi River between New Orleans, Louisiana and Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1990-April 1992. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-523, p. 89-126

Antweiler, R.C., D.A. Goolsby and H.E. Taylor, 1995, Nutrients in the Mississippi River, in R.H. Meade, ed., Contaminants in the Mississippi River, 1987-92. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1133, p. 72-85

Taylor, Howard E.; Antweiler, R. C.; Brinton, Terry I.; Roth, David A.; Moody, John A., 1994. Major ions, nutrients, and trace elements in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois, July through September 1993. U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1120-D, v, 21 p. :ill. ;29 cm.29 cm. [Link]

Antweiler, R.C. 1991, The hydrolysis of Suwannee River fulvic acid, in Organic Substances and Sediments in Water, ed. by R.A. Baker. Lewis Publishers, Inc., Chelsea, MI, p. 163-177.

Bowles, E.C., R.C. Antweiler, and P. MacCarthy, 1989, Acid-base titration and hydrolysis of fulvic acid from the Suwannee River, in Humic Substances in the Suwannee River, Georgia Interactions, Properties and Proposed Structures, ed. by R.C. Averett, J.A. Leenheer, D.M. McKnight, and K.A. Thorn, U.S. Geological Survey. Open File Report 87-557, p. 205-231.

Antweiler, R.C. and J.I. Drever, 1983, The weathering of a late tertiary volcanic ash: Importance of organic solutes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 47, p. 623-629. [Link]

Antweiler, R.C. 1981, The chemistry of weathering of a Pliocene volcanic ash: Field and laboratory studies. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wyoming, 155 p

Antweiler, R.C. and J.I. Drever, 1979, The chemistry of weathering of a Pliocene volcanic ash deposit, National Elk Refuge, Wyoming, in University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center, 3rd Annual Report, p. 3-6

Drever, J.I., J.R. Lawrence, and R.C. Antweiler, 1979, Gypsum and halite from the mid Atlantic Ridge, DSDP site 395. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 42, p. 98-102 [Link]