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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park


  Partnership Projects in Glacier National Park


  • 1999 - Effect of changing atmospheric deposition on the chemistry of lakes in national parks in the Intermountain Region (multi-park project)
  • 2002 - Occurrence of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Current-Use Pesticides in Seasonal Snowpacks, Lake Water and Lake Sediment (multi-park project)
  • 2005 - Effects of Wildfire on Water Quality
  • 2007 - Baseline Assessment of Water Quality and Aquatic Communities of the North Fork of the Flathead River






Partnership Publications

Clow, D.W., Sickman, J.O., Striegl, R.G., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Elliott, J.G., Dornblaser, M., Roth, D.A. and Campbell, D.H., 2003, Changes in the chemistry of lakes and precipitation in high-elevation national parks in the western United States, 1985-1999. Water Resources Research, 39(6), 1171, doi: 10.1029/2002WR001533.

Clow, D.W., Striegl, R.G., Nanus, L, Mast, M.A., Campbell, D.H., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2002, Chemistry of Selected High-Elevation Lakes in Seven National Parks in the Western United States, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 2(2) 139-164. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO.

Mast, M.A. and Clow, D.W., 2008, Effects of 2003 wildfires on stream chemistry in Glacier National Park. Hydrological Processess, 22(25), doi: 10.1002/hyp.7121.

Mast, M.A., Foreman, W.T., and Skaates, S.V., 2006, Organochlorine compounds and current-use pesticides in snow and lake sediment in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Glacier National Park in Montana, 2002-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5119, 54 p.

Mast, M.A., Foreman, W.T. and Skaates, S.V., 2007, Current-use pesticides and organochlorine compounds in precipitation and lake sediment from two high-elevation National Parks in the Western United States: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology v. 52, p. 294-305.

Mast, M.A., Manthorne, D.J., and Roth, D.A., 2010, Historical deposition of mercury and selected trace elements to high-elevation National Parks in the Western U.S. inferred from lake-sediment cores: Atmospheric Environment, v. 33, p. 2577-2586.

Mills, T. J., Schweiger, E. W., Mast, M.A., and Clow, D. W., 2011, Hydrologic, water-quality, and biological characteristics of the North Fork Flathead River, Montana, water years 2007-2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5221, 67 p.

 

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