whole stream metabolism
Stream networks are intimately connected to the landscapes through which they flow and significantly transform nutrients and organic matter that are in transport from landscapes to oceans. This work will quantify the relative influences of throughflow, lateral inputs, and hyporheic (a layer of surface sediments that contains water which exchanges continuously with water in the open channel) regeneration on the seasonal fluxes of C, N, and P in an arctic river network, and determine how these influences will shift under seasonal conditions that are likely to be substantially different in the future. This objective is a logical extension of earlier. This work will focus on seasonal dynamics at different river reach scales (1st to 4th order streams) and will lay the groundwork for a whole river network model to integrate the influences of throughflow, lateral inputs, hyporheic regeneration, and in-stream metabolism on C, N, and P fluxes through an entire river network.
For more information see project's web site: Changing Seasonality and Arctic Stream Networks
|William "Breck" Bowden, 2013 Whole stream metabolism (I8 Inlet, I8 Outlet; Peat Inlet; Kuparuk): Changing seasonality of Arctic stream systems project. 10.6073/pasta/b2f42a2744d8526d06c522f74c273824||
The Changing Seasonality of Arctic Stream Systems (CSASN) was active from 2010 to 2012. The CSASN goal was to quantify the relative influences of through flow, lateral inputs, and hyporheic regeneration on the seasonal fluxes C, N, and P in an arctic river network, and to determine how these influences might shift under seasonal conditions that are likely to be substantially different in the future. Whole Stream Metabolism was calculated using dissolved oxygen, discharge, stage, and temperature measured by sounds deployed in the field.
|William "Breck" Bowden, 2019 Kuparuk River Whole Stream Metabolism Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station Alaska 2012-2017. 10.6073/pasta/cd383e684fb53d1b1d36712720b31c32||
The Kuparuk River has been the central research location on the impact of added phosphorus to arctic streams. Additions of phosphorus occred since 1983. Today, 4 specific reaches show certain characteristics based on the years that they recieved fertilization. Whole Stream Metabolism is a way to quantify primary production of this stream system. Calculations were done using dissolved oxygen, discharge, stage, light and temperature measured by sondes and other equipment strategically deployed in the field at locations to quantify each of the unique stream reaches.
|William "Breck" Bowden, 2014 ARCSSTK WSM. 10.6073/pasta/11eb4e1ce9dfb4413cb869e5fc11472f||
The (ARCSSTK) did extensive research during 2009-2011 field seasons in Arctic Alaska. Specifically, the ARCSSTK goal Streams goal was to quantify the relative influences of thermokarst inputs on the biogeochemical structure and function of receiving streams. Whole Stream Metabolism was calculated using dissolved oxygen, discharge, stage, and temperature measured by sondes deployed in the field.