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The Lasting Impacts of Large-Volume Runoff Events: Evaluating River Discharge and Suspended Sediment Transfer Patterns Following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Schoharie Watershed, New York State, USA

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dc.contributor.advisor Cockburn, Jaclyn
dc.contributor.author Van Patter, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-29T20:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-29T20:26:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-05-15
dc.date.issued 2017-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11470
dc.description.abstract Large-volume runoff events have lasting impacts on sediment transfer by providing long-term supplies of transferable sediment. Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee generated extreme runoff throughout the Northeastern United States. This research evaluated multi-year discharge and suspended sediment transfer patterns for Schoharie Creek, New York State, USA to investigate the lasting impacts associated with extreme (>500-year recurrence interval) runoff generated by Irene and Lee. The relationship for river discharge and suspended sediment transfer was evaluated for 69 runoff events in 2013-2015; results indicated that sediment supply depletion did not occur. The multi-decadal suspended sediment flux was estimated during 1973-2012 to investigate long-term sediment transfer processes. The suspended sediment flux was primarily transported during high discharge periods in each water year. Annual runoff and the frequency for large-volume runoff events have increased in the Northeastern United States from the mid-20th century to the present, thus suspended sediment transfer has likely increased. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.title The Lasting Impacts of Large-Volume Runoff Events: Evaluating River Discharge and Suspended Sediment Transfer Patterns Following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Schoharie Watershed, New York State, USA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Geography en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
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