Methods for estimating constituent loads in rivers
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 71, Issue 20, page 711, 15 May 1990
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1990), Methods for estimating constituent loads in rivers, Eos Trans. AGU, 71(20), 711–711, doi:10.1029/EO071i020p00711-02.(
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The purpose of this session, held at the 1989 Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco, was to discuss recent advances in methods for estimating the loads of dissolved and sediment-bound constituents transported by streams and rivers. The issue is important because many local, state and regional water authorities require accurate estimates to guide their water-quality management practices.
The session dealt with two major topics: analysis of existing data sets, and design of efficient sampling procedures for future data collection. The papers were about techniques for small streams as well as large rivers, employing both high and low frequency sampling. Several presentations dealt with case studies and problems that have been encountered in practice. Abstracts of the eleven contributed and invited papers were published in Eos (70, 1105–1106, 1989). About 60 people attended the session, chaired by Timothy A. Cohn of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va. The session was sponsored by the AGU Hydrology Section.