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Citation Kurylyk, B.L., Moore, R.D. and McQuarrie, K.T.B. early view. Quantifying streambed heat advection due to groundwater-surface water interactions. Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10709.
Organization UBC
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.10709/abstract
Abstract/Description or Keywords groundwater temperature;stream temperature;thermal regimes;river temperature;gaining streams;energy budget
Stream thermal regimes are controlled by the interactions of external and internal energy fluxes with the water in the channel. Solar radiation is typically the dominant driver of stream water temperature, but streambed heat fluxes can be important in forested headwater streams. Past studies have presented seemingly disparate formulae for quantifying streambed heat advection from upwelling groundwater. This note details the sources of the differences in these alternative formulations. The equations illustrate the difficulties of attempting to isolate the thermal influence of groundwater–surface water interactions and highlight future research opportunities.
Information Type article
Regional Watershed Province
Sub-watershed if known
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Project status complete
Contact Name Dan Moore
Contact Email [email protected]