M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
The influence of climate change and disturbance on the hydrology and water chemistry of watersheds.
Inorganic nitrogen wet deposition gradients in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area and Colorado Front Range – Preliminary implications for Rocky Mountain National Park and interpolated deposition maps. Wetherbee, G., Benedict, K., Murphy, S., Elliott, E. (2019): Science of the Total Environment 691 (2019) 1027–1042
Anthropocene Landscape Change and the Legacy of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mining in the Fourmile Catchment, Colorado Front Range. Dethier, D. P., Ouimet, W. B., Murphy, S. F., Kotikian, M., Wicherski, W., & Samuels, R. M. (2018): Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-21
Fire, flood, and drought—Extreme climate events alter flow paths and stream chemistry. Murphy, S.F., McCleskey, R.B., Martin, D.A., Writer, J.H., and Ebel, B.A. (2018): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123 Cross-CZO
A method for quantifying cloud immersion in a tropical mountain forest using time-lapse photography. Bassiouni, M., Scholl, M.A., Torres-Sanchez, A.J., Murphy, S.F., (2017): Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Critical zone properties control the fate of nitrogen during experimental rainfall in montane forests of the Colorado Front Range. Hinckley, E. S., Ebel, B. A., Barnes, R. T., Murphy, S. F., Anderson, S. P. (2017): Biogeochemistry (2017) 132: 213. doi:10.1007/s10533-017-0299-8
2017 (In Review)
Extreme storms drive riverine particulate organic matter export from tropical mountians of estern Puerto Rico. Kathryn E. Clark, Robert F. Stallard, Martha A. Scholl, Alain F. Plante, Sheila F. Murphy, Grizelle Gonzalez, and William H. McDowell (2017): ...
Reassessing rainfall in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: Local and global ecohydrological implications. Murphy SF, Stallard RF, Scholl MA, González G, Torres-Sánchez AJ (2017): PLOS ONE
Corrigendum: The role of precipitation type, intensity, and spatial distribution in source water quality after wildfire. Murphy SF, Writer JH, McCleskey RB, and Martin DA (2015): (2015 Environ. Res. Lett. 10 084007). Environmental Research Letters 11, 179504
The role of precipitation type, intensity, and spatial distribution in source water quality after wildfire. Murphy, S. F., Writer, J. H., McCleskey, R. B., and Martin, D. A. (2015): Environ. Res. Lett. 10 084007
Water chemistry of surface waters affected by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, Colorado, 2010–2011. McCleskey, R.B., Writer, J.H., and Murphy, S.F., (2012): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1104, 11 p
Effects of flow regimes on stream turbidity and suspended solids after wildfire, Colorado Front Range, USA In: Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges. Murphy, S.F., McCleskey, R.B. & Writer J.W., (2012): IAHS Publ. 354. IAHS Press. Wallingford, UK
Wildfire Effects on Source-Water Quality—Lessons from Fourmile Canyon Fire, Colorado, and Implications for Drinking-Water Treatment. Writer, J.H. and Murphy, S.F. (2012): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3095, 4 p.
Effects of wildfire on source-water quality and aquatic ecosystems, Colorado Front Range In: Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges. Writer, J.H., McCleskey, R.B. & Murphy, S.F. (2012): IAHS Publ. 354. IAHS Press. Wallingford, UK
Evaluating the effects of wildfire on stream processes in a Colorado front range watershed, USA. Murphy, S.F., and Writer, J.H. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26 (S1): S363-S364.
State of the Watershed: Water Quality of Boulder Creek, Colorado. Murphy, S. F. (2006): U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1284
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Factors Affecting Source-Water Quality after Disturbance of Forests by Wildfire. Murphy, S., Martin, D., McCleskey, R., and Writer, J. (2015): H34B-04 Disturbance Hydrology: Assessing the Impacts of Abrupt Landscape Changes on Watershed Hydrology III, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Effects of flow regime on stream turbidity and suspended solids after wildfire, Colorado Front Range . Murphy, S.F., McCleskey, R.B., and Writer J.W. (2012): In Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges, Proceedings of a conference held in Banff, Canada, 11-14 June 2012, International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publ. 354.
01 Oct 2015 - Fourmile Canyon fire September 2010, burned about 6,000 acres in Boulder County, CO. Storms after wildfire led to downstream water-quality impairment.
25 Oct 2013 - Persistent, heavy rains in the Colorado Front Range broke several rainfall records and led to catastrophic flooding and geomorphic activity.
13 Sep 2013 - Investigators and staff rush into action to collect samples and observe impacts
12 Sep 2013 - With an enormous wildfire in the Sierra Nevada posing a potential threat to San Francisco’s water supply, city officials were busy planning...
10 Feb 2011 - Boulder Creek CZO and USGS are collaborating to evaluate the effects of the September 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire.