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Measuring nutrient spiralling in streams

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Abstract

Nutrient cycling in streams involves some downstream transport before the cycle is completed. Thus, the path traveled by a nutrient atom in passing through the cycle can be visualized as a spiral. As an index of the spiralling process, we introduce spiralling length, defined as the average distance associated with one complete cycle of a nutrient atom. This index provides a measure of the utilization of nutrients relative to the available supply from upstream. Using /sup 32/p as a tracer, we estimated a spiralling length of 193 m for phosphorus in a small woodland stream.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-07-051567; EDB-82-131043
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 38:7
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; NUTRIENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHORUS 32; STREAMS; TRACER TECHNIQUES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ECOSYSTEMS; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MASS TRANSFER; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PHOSPHORUS ISOTOPES; RADIOISOTOPES; SURFACE WATERS; 520302* - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Aquatic Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987); 580100 - Geology & Hydrology- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5212929
Research Organizations:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CJFSD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 860-863
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Citation Formats

Newbold, J D, Elwood, J W, O'Neill, R V, and Van Winkle, W. Measuring nutrient spiralling in streams. Canada: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.1139/f81-114.
Newbold, J D, Elwood, J W, O'Neill, R V, & Van Winkle, W. Measuring nutrient spiralling in streams. Canada. doi:10.1139/f81-114.
Newbold, J D, Elwood, J W, O'Neill, R V, and Van Winkle, W. 1981. "Measuring nutrient spiralling in streams." Canada. doi:10.1139/f81-114. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1139/f81-114.
@misc{etde_5212929,
title = {Measuring nutrient spiralling in streams}
author = {Newbold, J D, Elwood, J W, O'Neill, R V, and Van Winkle, W}
abstractNote = {Nutrient cycling in streams involves some downstream transport before the cycle is completed. Thus, the path traveled by a nutrient atom in passing through the cycle can be visualized as a spiral. As an index of the spiralling process, we introduce spiralling length, defined as the average distance associated with one complete cycle of a nutrient atom. This index provides a measure of the utilization of nutrients relative to the available supply from upstream. Using /sup 32/p as a tracer, we estimated a spiralling length of 193 m for phosphorus in a small woodland stream.}
doi = {10.1139/f81-114}
journal = {Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.; (Canada)}
volume = {38:7}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1981}
month = {Jan}
}