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Patterns of Diel Variation in Nitrate Concentrations in the Potomac River

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2011-12-01
End Date
2013-11-30

Citation

Burns, D.A., 2016, Patterns of Diel Variation in Nitrate Concentrations in the Potomac River: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7HT2MD4.

Summary

This data set includes nitrate concentration, water temperature, and discharge collected every 15 minutes during Dec. 2011 - Nov. 2013 from the USGS gage at the Potomac River near Wash, DC, Little Falls Pump Sta (01646500). Additional data includes day length from the US Naval Observatory, and photosynthetically active radiation from USDA research station in Beltsville, MD. Data on channel width and velocity based on manual discharge measurements made at the USGS gage at the Potomac River at Point of Rocks, MD (01638500) are included and were applied to calculate diel nitrate loss rates. Several calculations derived from these data are included in the data set. These data support the following publication: Burns, D.A., Miller, M.A., [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Douglas Burns
Originator :
Douglas A. Burns
Metadata Contact :
Douglas Burns
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
New York Water Science Center

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Little Falls Final NWIS Data.csv
“Data File”
4.43 MB
Little Falls Post-QA-QC Data Set.csv
“Data File”
3.27 MB
Little Falls After Days Removed Data Set.csv
“Data File”
2.4 MB
Beltsville USDA PAR Data Set.csv
“Data File”
1.65 MB
Little Falls Day Length Data Set.csv
“Data File”
26.32 KB
Little Falls Hydrograph Separation Results.csv
“Data File”
27.7 KB
Point of Rocks Manual Discharge Data.csv
“Data File”
24.76 KB
Fifteen Minute Nitrate Calculations.csv
“Data FIle”
8.18 MB
Total In-Stream Nitrate Loss.csv
“Data File”
30.46 KB
Potomac Nitrate Loss Rates.csv
“Data File”
60.66 KB

Purpose

Data were obtained and calculations were made to estimate nitrate losses associated with diel variation in nitrate concentrations in the Potomac River.

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Communities

  • Integrated Watershed Studies Team
  • National Water-Quality Assessment Project

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