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High-resolution Porewater Sampling Near the Groundwater/Surface Water Interface

Publication number Date Published
09-03-017April 2009
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Author(s) Pitz., C.
Description A complex suite of biogeochemical processes can occur below the sediment surface in aquatic environments. These processes can produce strong vertical concentration gradients in upwelling groundwater, and significantly alter the chemical character of groundwater discharge to surface water. This paper presents a refined field method for collecting high-resolution porewater samples from immediately below the groundwater/surface water interface to help characterize these changes. The procedures can help to improve the accuracy of estimates of chemical loading to surface water by groundwater discharge.
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Keywords Whatcom, environmental, surface water, model, Ecology, Total Maximum Daily Load, lake, groundwater
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