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Measurement and Sampling of Outputs from Watersheds

  • Daniel J. Nelson
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 1)

Abstract

The major outputs of materials from drainage basins include water and its associated load of dissolved and particulate material. Since small watershed study areas are manageable research units, the accrual and losses of materials from these prescribed basins may be quantified and related to rate processes associated with hydrologic and geochemical budgets. Accrual and loss processes affect site fertility of the terrestrial environment and losses from the landscape become inputs to associated aquatic environments. Thus, knowledge of the processes affecting the landscape are important for understanding consequent effects on surface waters.

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