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dc.contributor.authorLong, Sarah Lynsey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:24:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:24:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.otherlong_sarah_l_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/long_sarah_l_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27757
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to determine if there are systematic differences in stream temperature between mesoscale habitats as a result of hyporheic exchange in the upper Little Tennessee River basin. Secondary objectives are to evaluate relationships between stream temperature and riparian condition and environmental controls. Data loggers were set out in 44 sites in the upper Little Tennessee River basin with ten loggers in each site: three in riffles, three in pools, three in alcoves and one in the main riffle. The temperature differences between habitat types are the opposite of what was expected in the presence of hyporheic exchange, indicating that hyporheic exchange is not a dominant driver of mesoscale habitat temperatures at these sites. Partially forested sites exhibit greater spatial variation and temperature ranges than fully forested sites, indicating that location of temperature logger placement is important in partially forested sites.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectStream temperature
dc.subjectHyporheic exchange
dc.subjectMesoscale habitat
dc.subjectRiffle
dc.subjectPool
dc.subjectAlcove
dc.subjectElevation
dc.subjectImpervious surfaces
dc.subjectRiparian
dc.subjectForest cover
dc.subjectSunlight
dc.titleVariation of stream temperature among mesoscale habitats in the upper Little Tennessee River basin
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorC. Rhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeC. Rhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeJames Shelton
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen


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