Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

Stream discharge measurement flume at Providence Creek subcatchment P304 in the Sierra Nevada.

30 Oct 2017

Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

Image: Stream discharge measurement flume at Providence Creek subcatchment P304 in the Sierra Nevada. [Click image to enlarge]

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The AGU journal Water Resources Research published a new special collection on concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone last month. The collection features 20 research articles published from 2016 to 2017, including an introduction and several publications from researchers with the National Critical Zone Observatory Network. The collection was motivated by a series of international Critical Zone Observatories workshops funded by a NSF Science Across Virtual Institutes award, and by the CZO concentration-discharge working group.

Critical zone scientists and observatories are using common approaches that allow hydrologic and hydrochemical comparisons across sites. The interdisciplinary nature of critical zone science has the potential to provide transformative insights on watershed behavior and its controls. This special section of Water Resources Research highlights recent insights into critical zone structure and function through the perspective of concentration-discharge relationships in streams.

View the entire collection online.

Collection Contents:

Concentration‐Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution
Jon Chorover, Louis A. Derry, William H. McDowell | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2017WR021111

Colloids and organic matter complexation control trace metal concentration‐discharge relationships in Marshall Gulch stream waters
Kyle D. Trostle, J. Ray Runyon, Michael A. Pohlmann, Shelby E. Redfield, Jon Pelletier, Jennifer McIntosh, Jon Chorover | 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019072

The influence of mixing on stable isotope ratios in porous media: A revised Rayleigh model
Jennifer L. Druhan, Kate Maher | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019666

Primary weathering rates, water transit times, and concentration‐discharge relations: A theoretical analysis for the critical zone
Ali A. Ameli, Keith Beven, Martin Erlandsson, Irena F. Creed, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kevin Bishop | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019448

Insights into hydrologic and hydrochemical processes based on concentration‐discharge and end‐member mixing analyses in the mid‐Merced River Basin, Sierra Nevada, California
Fengjing Liu, Martha H. Conklin, Glenn D. Shaw | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019437

Colloidal transport in the Gordon Gulch catchment of the Boulder Creek CZO and its effect on C‐Q relationships for silicon
Arnulfo A. Aguirre, Louis A. Derry, Taylor J. Mills, Suzanne P. Anderson | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019730

Snowmelt controls on concentration‐discharge relationships and the balance of oxidative and acid‐base weathering fluxes in an alpine catchment, East River, Colorado
Matthew J. Winnick, Rosemary W. H. Carroll, Kenneth H. Williams, Reed M. Maxwell, Wenming Dong, Kate Maher | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019724

Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 1. Development of RT‐Flux‐PIHM
Chen Bao, Li Li, Yuning Shi, Christopher Duffy | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR018934

Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 2. Synchronized hydrological and geochemical processes drive stream chemostatic behavior
Li Li, Chen Bao, Pamela L. Sullivan, Susan Brantley, Yuning Shi, Christopher Duffy | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR018935

Mixing as a driver of temporal variations in river hydrochemistry: 1. Insights from conservative tracers in the Andes‐Amazon transition
Mark A. Torres, J. Jotautas Baronas, Kathryn E. Clark, Sarah J. Feakins, A. Joshua West | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019733

Elemental properties, hydrology, and biology interact to shape concentration‐discharge curves for carbon, nutrients, sediment, and major ions
F. Moatar, B. W. Abbott, C. Minaudo, F. Curie, G. Pinay | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019635

Concentration‐discharge relationships in headwater streams of the Sierra Nevada, California
Carolyn T. Hunsaker, Dale W. Johnson | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019693

Hyporheic zone influences on concentration‐discharge relationships in a headwater sandstone stream
Beth Hoagland, Tess A. Russo, Xin Gu, Lillian Hill, Jason Kaye, Brandon Forsythe, Susan L. Brantley | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019717

Concentration‐discharge relationships during an extreme event: Contrasting behavior of solutes and changes to chemical quality of dissolved organic material in the Boulder Creek Watershed during the September 2013 flood
Garrett P. Rue, Nathan D. Rock, Rachel S. Gabor, John Pitlick, Malak Tfaily, Diane M. McKnight | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019708

Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration‐discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory
Jennifer C. McIntosh, Courtney Schaumberg, Julia Perdrial, Adrian Harpold, Angélica Vázquez‐Ortega, Craig Rasmussen, David Vinson, Xavier Zapata‐Rios, Paul D. Brooks, Thomas Meixner, et al. | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019712

Characterizing hyporheic exchange processes using high‐frequency electrical conductivity‐discharge relationships on subhourly to interannual timescales
Joel G. Singley, Adam N. Wlostowski, Anna J. Bergstrom, Eric R. Sokol, Christa L. Torrens, Chris Jaros, Colleen E. Wilson, Patrick J. Hendrickson, Michael N. Gooseff | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019739

Tropical river suspended sediment and solute dynamics in storms during an extreme drought
Kathryn E. Clark, James B. Shanley, Martha A. Scholl, Nicolas Perdrial, Julia N. Perdrial, Alain F. Plante, William H. McDowell | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019737

Controls on solute concentration‐discharge relationships revealed by simultaneous hydrochemistry observations of hillslope runoff and stream flow: The importance of critical zone structure
Hyojin Kim, William E. Dietrich, Benjamin M. Thurnhoffer, Jim K. B. Bishop, Inez Y. Fung | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019722

Critical zone structure controls concentration‐discharge relationships and solute generation in forested tropical montane watersheds
Adam S. Wymore, Richard L. Brereton, Daniel E. Ibarra, Kate Maher, William H. McDowell | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020016

River Mixing in the Amazon as a Driver of Concentration‐Discharge Relationships
Julien Bouchez, Jean‐Sébastien Moquet, Jhan Carlo Espinoza, Jean‐Michel Martinez, Jean‐Loup Guyot, Christelle Lagane, Naziano Filizola, Luis Noriega, Liz Hidalgo Sanchez, Rodrigo Pombosa | 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020591

 

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2017

Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover J., Derry L.A., McDowell W.A (2017): Water Resources Research (Accepted)

2016

Colloids and Organic Matter Complexation Control Trace Metal Concentration-Discharge Relationships in Marshall Gulch Stream Waters. Trostle K.D., Runyon J.R., Pohlmann M.A., Redfield S.E., Pelletier J., McIntosh J., and Chorover J. (2016): Water Resources Research 52(10): 7931–7944

2017

The influence of mixing on stable isotope ratios in porous media: A revised Rayleigh model. Druhan J.L, Maher K. (2017): Water Resources Research, 53, 1101–1124

2017

Insights into hydrologic and hydrochemical processes based on concentration‐discharge and end‐member mixing analyses in the mid‐Merced River Basin, Sierra Nevada, California. Liu F., Conklin M.H., Shaw G.D (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 832–850

2017

Colloidal transport in the Gordon Gulch catchment of the Boulder Creek CZO and its effect on C‐Q relationships for silicon. Aguirre A.A., Derry L.A., Mills J.T., Anderson S.P. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 2368–2383,

2017

Snowmelt controls on concentration‐discharge relationships and the balance of oxidative and acid‐base weathering fluxes in an alpine catchment, East River, Colorado. Winnick M.J., Carroll R.W.H., Williams K.H., Maxwell, R.M., Dong, W., Maher K. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 2507–2523

2017

Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 1 Development of RT-Flux-PIHM. Bao, Chen, Li Li, Yuning Shi, Christopher Duffy (2017): Water Resources Research, 53(3) 2328–2345.

2017

Understanding Watershed Hydrogeochemistry: 2 Synchronized Hydrological and Geochemical Processes Drive Stream Chemostatic Behavior . Li Li, Chen Bao, Pamela L. Sullivan, Susan Brantley, Yuning Shi, Chris Duffy (2017): Water Resources Research, 53(3) 2346–2367

2017

Mixing as a driver of temporal variations in river hydrochemistry: 1 Insights from conservative tracers in the Andes-Amazon transition. Torres, M.A.; Baronas, J.J.; Clark, K.E.; Feakins, S.J.; West, A.J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 3102–3119

2017

Concentration-discharge relationships during an extreme event: Contrasting behavior of solutes and changes to chemical quality of dissolved organic material in the Boulder Creek Watershed during the September 2013 flood. Rue, G.P., Rock, N. D., Gabor, R. S., Pitlick, J., Tfaily, M., McKnight, D. M. (2017): Water Resources Research

2017

Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration-discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. McIntosh J.C., Schaumberg C., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Vázquez-Ortega A., Rasmussen C., Vinson D., Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Meixner T., Pelletier J., Derry L., Chorover J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(5): 4169–4196

2017

Characterizing hyporheic exchange processes using high-frequency electrical conductivity-discharge relationships on subhourly to interannual timescales. Singley, J. G., Wlostowski, A. N., Bergstrom, A. J., Sokol, E. R., Torres, C. L., Jaros, C., Wilson, C. E., Hendrickson, P. J., Gooseff, M. N. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 4124–4141

2017

Tropical river suspended sediment and solute dynamics in storms during an extreme drought. Clark, K.E., Shanley, J.B., Scholl, M.A., Perdrial, N., Perdrial, J.N., Plante, A.F., McDowell W.H. (2017): Water Resources Research

2017

Controls on solute concentration-discharge relationships revealed by simultaneous hydrochemistry observations of hillslope runoff and stream flow: The importance of critical zone structure. Kim, H., W. E. Dietrich, B. M. Thurnhoffer, J. K. B. Bishop, and I. Y. Fung (2017): Water Resour. Res., 53

2017

Critical zone structure controls concentration-discharge relationships and solute generation in forested tropical montane watersheds. Wymore, A.; Brereton, R. L.; Ibarra, D. E.; Maher, K.; McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 6279–6295

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