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Title (Primary) Sensors in the stream: the high-frequency wave of the present
Author Rode, M.; Wade, A.J.; Cohen, M.J.; Hensley, R.T.; Bowes, M.J.; Kirchner, J.W.; Arhonditsis, G.B.; Jordan, P.; Kronvang, B.; Halliday, S.J.; Skeffington, R.A.; Rozemeijer, J.C.; Aubert, A.H.; Rinke, K.; Jomaa, S.;
Journal Environmental Science & Technology
Year 2016
Department ASAM; SEEFO;
Volume 50
Issue 19
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T31;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract New scientific understanding is catalysed by novel technologies that enhance measurement precision, resolution or type, and that provide new tools to test and develop theory. Over the last 50 years, technology has transformed the hydrologic sciences by enabling direct measurements of watershed fluxes (evapotranspiration, streamflow) at time scales and spatial extents aligned with variation in physical drivers. High frequency water quality measurements, increasingly obtained by in-situ water quality sensors, are extending that transformation. Widely available sensors for some physical (temperature) and chemical (conductivity, dissolved oxygen) attributes have become integral to aquatic science, and emerging sensors for nutrients, dissolved CO2, turbidity, algal pigments, and dissolved organic matter are now enabling observations of watersheds and streams at timescales commensurate with their fundamental hydrological, energetic, elemental, and biological drivers. Here we synthesize insights from emerging technologies across a suite of applications, and envision future advances, enabled by sensors, in our ability to understand, predict, and restore watershed and stream systems.
ID 17800
Persistent UFZ Identifier
Rode, M., Wade, A.J., Cohen, M.J., Hensley, R.T., Bowes, M.J., Kirchner, J.W., Arhonditsis, G.B., Jordan, P., Kronvang, B., Halliday, S.J., Skeffington, R.A., Rozemeijer, J.C., Aubert, A.H., Rinke, K., Jomaa, S. (2016):
Sensors in the stream: the high-frequency wave of the present
Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (19), 10297 - 10307