HIGHLIGHTS - JAWRA February 2012
From Editor Ken Lanfear's post on the AWRA blog.
Edmunds et al. quantify glacier area and volume changes through the use of historical aerial photographs in Wyoming’s Teton Range.
Chaffin et al. use data collected from a single survey instrument to determine the status, structure, and success of watershed groups in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, respectively.
Abudu et al. compare several models for forecasting monthly total dissolved solids in the Rio Grande River.
Moore et al. assess the accuracy of a simple water balance model for physiographically complex regions that can be run using existing spatial datasets.
Collentine and Johnsson evaluate the effect of one possible new measure for reducing nitrogen loads to the Baltic Sea, introducing mandatory discharge permits for crop cultivation as one component of a proposed discharge permit system.
Stephens et al. assess the importance of decentralized methods to reduce stormwater runoff, including methods such as low-impact development (LID) technology, and to enhance recharge in urban areas.
Newburn and Woodward evaluate the economic and institutional aspects of the Great Miami Trading Program in Ohio, including cost effectiveness, efficiency of bidding, transaction costs, trading ratios, and innovation.
Hope and Bart test a regionalization approach previously developed for perennial and ephemeral watersheds in Portugal for use in central and southern California.
Woznicki and Nejadhashemi determine how the sensitivity of BMPs performance vary due to changes in precipitation, temperature, and CO2 using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool.
Shrestha et al. present a modeling study on climate-induced changes in hydrologic and nutrient fluxes in the Upper Assiniboine catchment, located in the Lake Winnipeg watershed.
Buchanan et al. describe a geographic information system-based operational model that simulates the spatio-temporal dynamics of variable source area (VSA) runoff generation and distributed runoff-routing, including through complex artificial drainage networks.
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