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Regional meteorological drivers and long term trends of winter-spring nitrate dynamics across watersheds in northeastern North America

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Crossman, J., Catherine Eimers, M., Casson, N.J., Burns, D.A., Campbell, J.L., Likens, G.E., Mitchell, M.J., Nelson, S.J., Shanley, J.B., Watmough, S.A., Webster, K.L., (2016) Regional meteorological drivers and long term trends of winter-spring nitrate dynamics across watersheds in northeastern North America, Biogeochemistry (2016) 130: 247-265. doi:10.1007/s10533-016-0255-z

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This study evaluated the contribution of winter rain-on-snow (ROS) events to annual and seasonal nitrate (N-NO3) export and identified the regional meteorological drivers of inter-annual variability in ROS N-NO3 export (ROS-N) at 9 headwater streams located across Ontario, Canada and the northeastern United States. Although on average only 3.3 % of annual precipitation fell as ROS during winter over the study period, these events contributed a significant proportion of annual and winter N-NO3 export at the majority of sites (average of 12 and 42 %, respectively); with the exception of the most northern catchment, where total winter precipitation was exceptionally low (average 77 mm). In years with a greater magnitude of ROS events, [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/s10533-016-0255-z
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