Shifts in discharge-concentration relationships as a small catchment recover from severe drought
Burt, T.P.; Worrall, F.; Howden, N.J.K.; Anderson, M.G.
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This paper provides evidence of the recovery of a small, moorland catchment to a severe drought, the most extreme on record in the UK. We present a detailed water quality time series for the post-drought recovery period, from the first significant storm event at the end of the drought through three very wet months during which time the catchment fully wetted up. High-frequency observations were obtained using pump water samplers, at 15-min intervals for storm events and 2 hourly at other times. There are significant shifts in discharge-concentration response as the catchment wets up; initial behaviour is very different to later storms. Extreme drought may become more common in a warmer world, so it is increasingly important to understand water quality response during and after such episodes, if their impact on water resources and in-stream ecology is to be better anticipated.
Burt, T., Worrall, F., Howden, N., & Anderson, M. (2015). Shifts in discharge-concentration relationships as a small catchment recover from severe drought. Hydrological Processes, 29(4), 498-507. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10169
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 4, 2014|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 8, 2014|
|Publication Date||Feb 15, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Mar 16, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 24, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Drought, Water quality, Chemographs, Hysteresis.|
Accepted Journal Article
This is the accepted version of the following article: Burt T. P., Worrall F., Howden N. J. K. and Anderson M. G. (2015), Shifts in discharge-concentration relationships as a small catchment recover from severe drought, Hydrological Processes, 29 (4): 498-507, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10169. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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