Category Archives: Research Techniques

Research Spotlight: Erika Smull

Analysis of Rhodamine– WT and sodium chloride as stream tracers  Conservative tracers help to understand solute transport processes such as advection, dispersion, and transient storage. Two popular stream tracers are Rhodamine- WT (RWT) and sodium chloride (NaCl). NaCl is considered … Continue reading

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Measuring discharge with conservative tracers

Adam N. Wlostowski, Erika M. Smull, Michael N. Gooseff A quick, simple, and effective way to measure discharge in small headwater streams is to use dilution-gauging methods. Measuring flow with standard wading rod methods can be difficult in small streams, … Continue reading

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Field Technique – installing water level loggers in shallow wells

After well has been established and cleared, one may choose to install a water level logger to record changes in water levels within the wells.  Here I describe a method for doing this that avoids several common issues and problems … Continue reading

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Hands-On Workshop on Stream-Groundwater Techniques Completed

From 12-15 June, we held a workshop to demonstrate several different techniques used currently to quantify stream-groundwater interactions.  We had over 30 attendees, mostly graduate students.  Day 1 was focused on theory behind the techniques, Day 2 was a full … Continue reading

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