The Resource Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by Karen C. Rice ... [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with National Park Service

Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by Karen C. Rice ... [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with National Park Service

Label
Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Title
Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Statement of responsibility
by Karen C. Rice ... [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with National Park Service
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Acidic deposition is one of the most serious environmental problems affecting Shenandoah National Park in north-central Virginia. The park is the third most contaminated park in the National Park System because of the deposition of acid rain. Acid rain affects headwater streams in the park by temporarily reducing the acid-neutralizing capacity (ANC) of the water, a process termed episodic acidification. In turn, the increase in acidic components in streamwater can have deleterious effects on the aquatic biota. Although acidic deposition to the park is relatively uniform across its land area, the water-quality response of streamwater during rain events varies substantially. This response is a function of the underlying geology and topographic attributes of watersheds. Geologic and topographic data for the park's 231 watersheds are readily available; however, long-term (years and tens of years) measurements of streamwater ANC and accompanying discharge are not and would be prohibitively expensive to collect. Modeled predictions of the vulnerability of the park's streams to episodic acidification are an alternative to long-term water-quality monitoring. These predictions can aid park officials in making management decisions
Member of
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rice, Karen C
  • United States
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
Series statement
Scientific investigations report
Series volume
2005-5259
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  • Acid deposition
  • Water quality biological assessment
  • Water
Label
Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by Karen C. Rice ... [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with National Park Service
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS100181
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 1, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17589735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 51 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet at the USGS web site. Address as of 8/18/08: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5259/sir05%5F5259.pdf ; current access is available via PURL
Label
Predicting the vulnerability of streams to episodic acidification and potential effects on aquatic biota in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by Karen C. Rice ... [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with National Park Service
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS100181
Publication
Note
Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 1, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17589735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 51 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet at the USGS web site. Address as of 8/18/08: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5259/sir05%5F5259.pdf ; current access is available via PURL

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