Sensors in the Stream: The High-Frequency Wave of the Present

M Rode, A.J. Wade, M.J. Cohen, R.T. Hensley, Michael J. Bowes, J.W. Kirchner, G.B. Arhonditsis, P. Jordan, B. Kronvang, S.J. Halliday, R.A. Skeffington, J.C. Rozemeijer, A.H. Aubert, K. Rinke, S. Jomaa

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Abstract

New scientific understanding is catalyzed by novel technologies that enhance measurement precision, resolution or type, and that provide new tools to test and develop theory. Over the last 50 years, technology has transformed the hydrologic sciences by enabling direct measurements of watershed fluxes (evapotranspiration, streamflow) at time scales and spatial extents aligned with variation in physical drivers. High frequency water quality measurements, increasingly obtained by in situ water quality sensors, are extending that transformation. Widely available sensors for some physical (temperature) and chemical (conductivity, dissolved oxygen) attributes have become integral to aquatic science, and emerging sensors for nutrients, dissolved CO2, turbidity, algal pigments, and dissolved organic matter are now enabling observations of watersheds and streams at time scales commensurate with their fundamental hydrological, energetic, elemental, and biological drivers. Here we synthesize insights from emerging technologies across a suite of applications, and envision future advances, enabled by sensors, in our ability to understand, predict, and restore watershed and stream systems.
LanguageEnglish
Pages10297-10307
JournalEnvironmental Science & Technology
Volume50
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2016

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Evapotranspiration
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Dissolved oxygen
dissolved organic matter
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Nutrients
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turbidity
dissolved oxygen
conductivity
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  • Water quality High resolution data

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Rode, M., Wade, A. J., Cohen, M. J., Hensley, R. T., Bowes, M. J., Kirchner, J. W., ... Jomaa, S. (2016). Sensors in the Stream: The High-Frequency Wave of the Present. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(19), 10297-10307. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b02155
Rode, M ; Wade, A.J. ; Cohen, M.J. ; Hensley, R.T. ; Bowes, Michael J. ; Kirchner, J.W. ; Arhonditsis, G.B. ; Jordan, P. ; Kronvang, B. ; Halliday, S.J. ; Skeffington, R.A. ; Rozemeijer, J.C. ; Aubert, A.H. ; Rinke, K. ; Jomaa, S. / Sensors in the Stream: The High-Frequency Wave of the Present. In: Environmental Science & Technology. 2016 ; Vol. 50, No. 19. pp. 10297-10307.
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In: Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 50, No. 19, 29.08.2016, p. 10297-10307.

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Rode M, Wade AJ, Cohen MJ, Hensley RT, Bowes MJ, Kirchner JW et al. Sensors in the Stream: The High-Frequency Wave of the Present. Environmental Science & Technology. 2016 Aug 29;50(19):10297-10307. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b02155