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Errors in estimating stream discharge in small headwater catchments: Influence on interpretation of catchment yields and input-output budget estimates

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Title: Errors in estimating stream discharge in small headwater catchments: Influence on interpretation of catchment yields and input-output budget estimates
Author: Devito, Kevin J.; Dillon, Peter J.
Abstract: The relative uncertainty in estimating stream discharge and its influence on interpretation of nutrient yields and budgets in small headwater catchments of the southern Precambrian Shield were determined. Data available for two catchments and two subcatchments were used to assess the relative uncertainties associated with estimating stream discharge and nutrient yield determined by 1) integrating discrete discharge measurements, 2) correlation techniques, and 3) prorating areal runoff within the subcatchments. This information is used to evaluate the importance of such uncertainty to water and chemical budgets, as well as to assess the acceptability of prorating areal runoff for streams within gauged subcatchments during periods where stream discharge was not continuously monitored.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15803
Date: 1993
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Rights Holder: Queen's Printer for Ontario


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