Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- University of California Press
Lakes change constantly in response to their surrounding landscape, and their airshed. Mirror Lake, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, has been carefully researched since the 1960s. This book, edited by Thomas C. Winter and Gene E. Likens, summarizes and interprets the extensive data collected on this lake and its watershed from 1981 to 2000, a period during which the lake was affected by a variety of climate conditions as well as significant human activity. The findings documented also identify the panoply of chemicals influenced by limnological processes and include percentages of inflow sources, percentages of water loss from seepage, surface outflow, and evaporation, and the effect of water flow on the lake nutrients.
About the Author
Thomas C. Winter is a senior research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Gene E. Likens is the Director and President of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments xv1. A Limnological
Introduction to Mirror Lake 1Gene E. LikensLimnological History of the Lake 4The Lake Today 5This Book 13Tables 15References 192. Hydrologic Processes and the Water Budget 23Donald O. Rosenberry and Thomas C. WinterHydrogeologic Setting 24Hydrologic Processes 27Methods of Determining Water Budget Components 31Results 44Tables 65References 673. Nutrient Dynamics 69Donald C. Buso, Gene E. Likens, James W. LaBaugh,and Darren BadeResearch Methods 71Research Results 83Considerations 128Conclusions 152Tables 155References 2014. Evaluation of Methods and Uncertainties in theWater Budget 205Thomas C. Winter and Donald O. RosenberryWater Storage in the Lake 205Precipitation 206Evaporation 207Surface Water 208Groundwater 211Tables 221References 2235. Evaluation of Methods and Uncertainties in theChemical Budget 225James W. LaBaugh, Donald C. Buso, and Gene E. LikensUncertainty in the Water Budgets Used to DetermineChemical Budgets 226Uncertainties in Chemical Analyses 229Uncertainties in Sample Collection 230Alternate Approaches to DeterminingChemical Budgets 236The Relation of Uncertainties to Hypotheses 246The Relation of Water and Solute Budgets to LakeConcentrations 257Uncertainty in Perspective 262Tables 264References 2956. Mirror Lake: Past, Present, and Future 299Gene E. Likens and James W. LaBaughHistorical Change 300Hydrological and Biogeochemical Fluxes 303Management Considerations 306Cultural Eutrophication 310The Future 314References 3207. Summary and Conclusions 327Thomas C. Winter and Gene E. Likens
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