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Robert M. Hirsch: Bibliographic Citations Prior to 2008


Hirsch, R.M., Cohon, J. L., and ReVelle, C., S., 1976, Gains from joint operations of multiple reservoir systems: Water Resources Research, v. 13, no. 2, p. 239-245.

Hirsch, R.M., James, I.C., II, and Schefter, J.E., 1977, Residuals management: A tool in river-quality assessment applied to coal development in the Yampa River basin, Colorado in River-Quality Assessments: American Water Resources Association, p. 142-164.

Hirsch, R.M., 1978, Risk analyses for a water-supply system -- Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia: Hydrological Sciences, v. 23, no. 4, p. 475-505.

Palmer, R. N. James, I.C., II, and Hirsch, R.M., 1978, Comparative assessment of water use and environmental implications of coal slurry pipelines: Hydrological Sciences, v. 23, no. 4, p. 455-469,

Hirsch, R.M., 1979, An evaluation of some record reconstruction techniques: Water Resources Research, v. 15, no. 6, p. 1781-1790.

Hirsch, R.M., 1979, Synthetic hydrology and water supply reliability: Water Resources Research, v. 15, no. 6, p. 1603-1615.

Hirsch, R.M., 1980, Review of frequency and risk analyses in hydrology by G.W. Kite, in EOS Transactions: American Geophysical Union, v. 61, no. 2.

Hirsch, R.M., 1981, Stochastic hydrologic model for drought management: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 107, no. WR2, p. 303-313.

Hirsch, R.M., Slack, J.R., and Smith, RA., 1982. Techniques of trend analysis for monthly water-quality data: Water Resources Research, v. 18, no. 1, p. 107-121.

Hirsch, R.M., 1982, A comparison of four streamflow record extension techniques: Water Resources Research, v. 18, no. 4, p. 1081-1088.

Hirsch, R.M., and Gilroy, E.J., 1984, Methods of fitting a straight line to data: Examples in water resources: Water Resources Bulletin, v.20, no. 5, p. 705-712.

Hirsch, R.M., and Slack, J.R., 1984, A nonparametric trend test for seasonal data with serial dependence: Water Resources Research, v. 20, no. 6, p. 727-732.

Gilliom, R.J., Hirsch, R.M., and Gilroy, E.J., 1984, Effect of censoring on trace-level water-quality data: Environmental Science and Technology, p. 530-535.

Hirsch, R.M., and Peters, N.E., 1985, Authors reply to Bilonick's Discussion: Atmospheric Environment, v. 19, p. 229-234.

Hirsch, R.M., and Gilroy, E.J., 1985, Detectability of step trends in the rate of atmospheric deposition of sulfate: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 21, no. 5, p. 773-784.

Hirsch, R.M., and Stedinger, J.R., 1987, Plotting positions for historical floods and their precision: Water Resources Research, v.23, no.4, p. 715-727.

Hirsch, R.M., 1987, Probability plotting position formulas for flood records with historical information: Journal of Hydrology, v. 96, no. 1-4, p. 185-199.

Helsel, D.R., and Hirsch, R.M., 1988, Discussion of Applicability of the t-test for detecting trends in water quality variables by R.H. Montgomery and J.C. Loftis: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 24, no. 1, p. 201-204.

Hirsch, R.M., and Peters, N.E., 1988, Short-term trends in sulfate deposition at selected bulk precipitation stations in New York: Atmospheric Environment, v. 22, no. 6, p. 1175-1178.

Hirsch, R.M., 1988, Statistical methods and sampling design for estimating step trends in surface-water quality: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 24, no. 3, p. 493-503.

Cohn, T.A., Delong, L.L., Gilroy, E.J., Hirsch, R.M., and Wells, D.K., 1989, Estimating constituent loads: Water Resources Research, v. 25, no. 5, p. 937-942.

Gilroy, E.J., Hirsch, R.M., and Cohn, T.A., 1990, Mean square error of regression-¬based constituent transport estimates: Water Resources Research, v.26, no.9, p. 2069-2077.

Hirsch, R.M., Walker, J.F., Day, J.C., and Kallio, R., 1990, The influence of man on hydrologic systems, in Wolman, W.G., and Riggs, H.C., eds., Surface Water Hydrology: The Geology of North America, v. 0-1, Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, p. 329-359.

Hirsch, R.M., Alexander, R.B., and Smith, R.A., 1991, Selection of methods for the detection and estimation of trends in water quality: Water Resources Research, v. 27, no. 5, p. 803-813.

Helsel, D.R., and Hirsch, R.M., 1992, Statistical Methods in Water Resources: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 522.

Hirsch, R.M., Helsel, D.R., Cohn, T.A., and Gilroy, E.J., 1993, Statistical Treatment of Hydrologic Data, Chapter 17, in The McGraw-Hill Handbook of Hydrology, D.R. Maidment, ed.: McGraw Hill, New York, p. 1872

Hirsch, R.M., Miller, T.L., and Hamilton, P.A., 2001, Using today's science to plan for tomorrow's water policies: Environment, vol. 43, no. 1, January/February 2001, p. 11.

Hirsch, R.M., 2003, Book Review of Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America s Fresh Waters, Environment Magazine, July-August, 2003.

Hirsch, R.M., and Costa, J.E., 2004, U.S. Stream Flow Measurement and Data Dissemination Improve: EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, vol. 85, no. 20.

Hirsch, R.M. and Patterson, G. G., 2005, Science, Policy and Water Availability: Colorado Water, April 2005, p. 31-33.

Hirsch, R.M., Hamilton, P.A., and Miller, T.L., 2006, U.S. Geological Survey perspective on water-quality monitoring and assessment, v.8, no. 5, p 512-518.

Hirsch, R.M., Hamilton, P.A., and Miller, T.L., 2006, Editorial, The Increasing Need for Science to Inform Policy-More than 30 Years after Passage of the Clean Water Act, Water Environment Research, September 2006, vol. 78. no. 9, p. 899-900.


Hirsch, R.M., Schaake, J., and Sheer, D., 1977, Assessment of the current Occoquan water-supply situation, Fairfax County, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-811

Schefter, J.E., Hirsch, R.M., 1980, An economic analysis of selected strategies for dissolved oxygen management. Chattahoochee River, Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1140, 26 p.

Hirsch, R.M., 1981, Water-use and residuals implications of coal-conversion and transportation alternatives, in Assessment of Impacts of Proposed Coal- Resource and Related Economic Development on Water Resources, Yampa River Basin. Colorado and Wyoming - A Summary: Compiled and edited by T.D. Steele and D.E. Hiller, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 839, p. 20-24.

Hirsch, R.M., 1981, Estimating probabilities reservoir storage for the upper Delaware River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-478, 18 p.

Hirsch, R.M., Scott, A.G., and Wyant, T.S., 1982, Investigation of trends in flooding in the Tug Fork Basin of Kentucky, Virginia. and West Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2203.

Smith, R. A., Hirsch, R.M., and Slack, J.R., 1982, A study of trends in total phosphorus measurements at stations in the NASQAN network: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2190, 34 p.

Crawford, C.G., Slack, J.R., and Hirsch, R.M., 1983, Nonparametric tests for trends in water-quality data using the statistical analysis system: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 83-550.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1984, National Water Summary, 1983, Hydrologic Events and Issues: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2250, 243 p. (one of several authors).

Schertz, T.L., and Hirsch, R.M., 1985, Trend analysis of weekly acid rain data 1978-83: Water Resources Investigations 85-4211.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1986, Goals of the U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science in the Public Service: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1010 (one of several authors).

Zellweger, G.W., Bencala, K.E., McKnight, D.M., Hirsch, R.M., and Kimball, B.A., 1988, Practical aspects of tracer experiments in acidic, metal enriched streams, in Mallard, G.E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program -- Surface Water Contamination, Technical Meeting Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-764, p. 125-130.

Hirsch, R. M., Alley, W. M., and Wilber, W.G., 1988, A Summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-95.

Hirsch, R.M., Alley, W.M., and Wilber, W.G., 1988, Concepts for a National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey 1021, 42 p.

Wahl, K. L., Thomas, Jr., W.O., and Hirsch, R.M., 1995, The Stream- Gaging Program of the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1123, 22 p.

Helsel, D.R. and Hirsch, R.M., 2002, Statistical Methods in Water Resources, U. S. Geological Survey, Techniques of Water-Resource Investigations, 04-A3, 523 p. [content identical to book publication listed previously, first published by Elsevier but now out of print]

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