State Water Resources Research Institute Program
Project Id: 2010KY137B
Title: A coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical modeling approach to understand if in-stream depositional zones are a carbon source or sink to the atmosphere
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: KY Sixth
Focus Categories: Geochemical Processes, Hydrogeochemistry, Water Quality
Keywords: watershed, suspended sediments, erosion
Principal Investigator: Fox, James F.
Federal Funds: $ 4,500
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 9,008
Abstract: The objectives of the proposed research are to formulate an accurate coupled model that accounts for in-stream biogeochemical process and sediment flux. Field data will be collected for model calibration. Laboratory studies will also be conducted to gather data on possible reactions that may occur in-stream. The calibrated model will be applied to answer questions surrounding hydrologic sediment transport, carbon and nitrogen decomposition, and biological growth rates in the investigated watersheds.
Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF