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Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain front range aquatic ecosystems

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aquatic environment,
  • Nitrogen,
  • Air pollution,
  • Streams,
  • Chemistry,
  • Lakes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes references

    ContributionsHudnell, L., Williams, M.W., Sommerfeld, R.A.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p.
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25653415M

      Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality by National Science Foundation Gray trees killed by bark beetles pepper the landscape in Rocky Mountain National Park.


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Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain front range aquatic ecosystems by R.C. Musselman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Fort Collins, Colorado Research Paper RM-RP Water Chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range Aquatic Ecosystems Robert C. Musselman Laura Hudnell Mark W. Williams Richard A. Sommerfeld.

Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems. Fort Collins, Colo.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, [] (OCoLC) Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems Author: Robert C Musselman ; Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.).

Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems. In: Res. Pap. RM Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

13 p. Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems / By Robert C. Musselman and Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins. Abstract. Errata slip inserted."September "Includes bibliographical references (p. ).Mode of access: Internet. Climate Change, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: Implications and Alternatives for Management Paperback – Ap by U.S.

Department of Agriculture (Author)Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Abstract. A study of the water chemistry of Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range alpine/subalpine lakes and streams in wilderness ecosystems was conducted during the summer of by the USDA Forest Service Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, and the University of Colorado Institute of.

High elevation alpine and subalpine Rocky Mountain lakes in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming were examined to determine regional variability in water chemistry and their sensitivity to atmospheric deposition.

Acid neutralizing capacity, pH, conductivity and concentrations of major anions and cations were compared. Regional differences in water chemistry Cited by: Abstract. Relations between stream water chemistry and topographic, vegetative, and geologic characteristics of basins were evaluated for nine alpine/subalpine basins in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, to identify controlling parameters and to better understand processes governing patterns in stream water chemistry.

Fractional amounts of. Regional patterns in lake concentrations of NO 3 and SO 4 were similar to regional patterns in NO 3 and SO 4 concentrations in precipitation, suggestingthat the lakes are showing a response to atmospheric trations of NO 3 were particularly high in Rocky Mountain National Park, where some ecosystems appear to be undergoing Cited by: comparative water chemistry of four lakes in rocky mountain national park1 Article in JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 19(6) - June with 29 Reads.

Native fish and amphibian populations have declined drastically throughout North America over the past century as a consequence of habitat degradation and nonnative species introductions. Although management actions have improved the probability of persistence of the these taxa in some areas, recent invasions of nonnative species (e.g., lake trout, rainbow trout, New Zealand.

[10] Rocky Mountain National Park is situated along the Colorado Front Range 80 km northwest of Denver. It contains a diversity of ecosystems associated with steep elevational gradients, topographic variation, and differences in climate. Atmospheric deposition of N and S in snow and rain along the northern Front Range is among the highest ofCited by: Rocky Mountain National Park - Ecosystems of Rocky Teacher Guide.

At 9, feet the subalpine begins, and continues to 11, feet. Near this elevation the trees are stunted and the alpine tundra begins and includes the highest peak. Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems [microform] / Robert C. Musselman Energy resource studies, northern Front Range, Colorado [electronic resource] / edited by Neil S.

Fishman. Habitat is a part of an ecosystem. The climate, plants, and animals are the identities of a habitat. Ecosystems primarily have two domains: Water supports many lives.

Organisms which survive in water are called aquatic organisms. They depend on water for their food, shelter, reproduction and all other life activities. Effects of Nitrogen Deposition on Rocky Mountain Ecosystems: Beyond the Front Range. The effects of N deposition on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have been studied intensively at Loch Vale and other alpine/subalpine sites in the Colorado Front Range, where nitrogen deposition is kg/ha/y.

Watersheds in other parts of the Rocky. Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance - CRC Press Book A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals.

Energy resource studies, northern Front Range, Colorado [electronic resource] / edited by Neil S. Fishman; Water chemistry of Rocky Mountain Front Range aquatic ecosystems [microform] / Robert C.

Musselman. unnatural ecosystem changes that can be described as exceeding a critical load. Ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park are beginning to reflect changes caused by nitrogen deposition.

Effects to ecosystem structure (species composition) and function (soil and water and tree chemistry) have been documented in.

Start studying Environmental Science-Aquatic Ecosystems. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Which organisms occupy the bottom or producer level of the food chain in most open-water aquatic ecosystems.

Big waves cause a rocky shore, gentle waves cause a sandy shore. Nitrogen saturation is occurring throughout high-elevation catchments of the Colorado Front Range. Annual inorganic N loading in wet deposition to the Front Range of ∼4 kg ha-1 yr-1 is about twice that of the Pacific States and similar to many sites in the northeastern United States.

In the last ten years at Niwot Ridge/Green Lakes Valley and Glacier Lakes, annual minimum Cited by:   A combination of changes in the chemistry of rain, snow, and lakes or temporary ponds is expected to contribute to aquatic ecosystem damage in and near the Mt.

Zirkel Wilderness Area. The Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area is a Class 1 area that is given the greatest level of protection under the Clean Air Act.

Hydrological controls on stream water chemistry in Alpine catchments, Colorado Front Range, U.S.A. PhD: University of Colorado Boulder, Identification of flow sources and pathways is crucial in understanding the links between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

The ecology of the Rocky Mountains is diverse due to the effects of a variety of environmental factors. The Rocky Mountains are the major mountain range in western North America, running from the far north of British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the southwestern United States, climbing from the Great Plains at or below 1, feet ( m) to peaks of o.

Studies of the aquatic ecosystem provide a meaningful vehicle for understanding the Rocky Mountain Front Range because all life relies upon water availability.

Investigations in aquatic ecology assess the interconnectedness between living and nonliving systems, emphasizing community interactions with the changing aquatic environment. Rocky Mountain Snowpack Chemistry Network: History, Methods, and the Importance of Monitoring Mountain Ecosystems by George P.

Ingersoll, John T. Turk, M. Alisa Mast, David W Because regional-scale atmospheric deposition data in the Rocky Mountains are sparse, a program was designed by the U.S. Geological Survey to more thoroughly determine.

Watershed erosion can dramatically increase after wildfire, but limited research has evaluated the corresponding influence on source-water quality. This study evaluated the effects of the Fourmile Canyon wildfire (Colorado Front Range, USA) on source-water quality and aquatic ecosystems using high- frequency sampling.

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and nutrient loads in stream water. The USR drainage and HCG are small alpine watersheds (12 and 6 km 2, respectively) located in the Colorado Front Range in the southern Rocky Mountains ().Surface elevations range from to masl.

Mean annual air temperature is in the range of − to °C based on data from the meteorological station in HCG and nearby snowpack telemetry (SNOTEL) sites at Cited by: The effects of global change are now apparent in nearly all western mountain landscapes, including the Central Rockies of Colorado.

As part of the long-term monitoring program in Loch Vale Watershed, Rocky Mountain National Park, we have been tracking and interpreting trends in meteorology, precipitation chemistry, hydrology, limnology, water quality, and forest health. Ingersoll, G. et al. Rocky Mountain snowpack chemistry network: history, methods, and the importance of monitoring mountain ecosystems.

US Geological Survey Open-File Report (). 52Cited by: ecosystems. Changes in the thermal environment due to the loss of isothermal habitat and inputs from glacier melt chemistry are altering alpine ecosystems in unpredictable ways.

In particular, glacier may be a source of nitrogen that is altering alpine ecosystem dynamics. Loch Vale Watershed (LVWS) located within Rocky Mountain National Park.

In its mile length, the Grand Ditch diverts water from a dozen creeks that would have otherwise flowed into the Colorado River. All but the very south end of the ditch is within Rocky Mountain National Park.

An estimated percent of the water in the upper Colorado River Basin is sent over La Poudre Pass into the Cache la Poudre River.

Global Change Impacts in the Colorado Rockies Biogeographical Area: Research Highlights (including land-use change) on the Colorado Rockies Biogeographical Area including Rocky Mountain National Park. Fire suppression since approximately constitutes a major change in Front Range ecosystems related to changes in land use and has.

The Hayman Fire was the largest fire in recent Colorado history ( km2). The extent of high severity combustion and possible effects on Denver’s water supply focussed public attention on the effects of wildfire on water quality.

We monitored stream chemistry, temperature and sediment before the fire and at monthly intervals for 5 years after the fire. The proportional Cited by: Mapping critical loads of nitrogen deposition for aquatic ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains, USA Leora Nanusa,*,1, David W.

Clowa, Jasmine E. Sarosb, Verlin C. Stephensa, Donald H. Campbella aU.S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Denver, COUSA b Climate Change Institute, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, MEUSA. Rocky Mountain National Park (Rocky Mountain NP), located within the Front Range in north-central Colorado, contains overhectares of montane forests, grasslands, glaciers, snowfields, lakes, and streams (Figure 2).

More than half of Rocky Mountain NP is located at or above the tree line, which is the highest elevation at which trees. Mountain Research Station Publications; Hell, K, Miller, MP, Hart, SJ, Johnson, PTJ, () Climate regulates alpine lake ice cover phenology and aquatic ecosystem structure.

Blanken, P., () Contrasting long-term alpine and subalpine precipitation trends in a mid-latitude North American mountain system, Colorado Front. The two main types of aquatic ecosystems are marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems are very diverse.

They include lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams with a wide range of depth, flow rates, and water chemistry. Aquatic ecosystems include wetlands, where the water is either just below or just above the soil surface.

The. water quality in mountain ecosystems, especially as these ecosystems experience increased anthropogenic N deposition. In this study, we link spatially explicit soil and stream data at the landscape scale to investigate import, export and transport of N in a km2 site at the alpine-subalpine ecotone in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Although there is little historical information on the aquatic ecosystems within the perimeter of the Hayman Fire, we have developed a probable description of them based on available sources as well as from literature and reports on other Colorado Front Range systems, particularly the recent scholarly work of Wohl ().

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) accounts for the vast majority of reactive carbon flowing through aquatic ecosystems 1, the central role of DOM in global carbon cycling, nutrient export, and Cited by: 5.River ecosystems are prime examples of lotic ecosystems.

Lotic refers to flowing water, from the Latin lotus, meaning washed. Lotic waters range from springs only a few centimeters wide to major rivers kilometers in width. Much of this article applies to lotic ecosystems in general, including related lotic systems such as streams and springs.