Deasy, Clare E. and Heathwaite, A. Louise and Brazier, R. E. (2008) A field methodology for quantifying phosphorus transfer and delivery to streams in first order agricultural catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 350 (3-4). pp. 329-338.Full text not available from this repository.
An understanding of the relative importance of different hydrological pathways in phosphorus delivery from land to water is currently constrained by a lack of appropriate methods available to quantify the delivery process. New monitoring tools are needed which will provide a framework for understanding phosphorus (P) transfer and delivery at a range of scales in agricultural catchments. A field methodology incorporating the techniques of event-based, on-site observation and sampling within a flexible, non-plot based structure is described and applied to a first order stream catchment in Southern England, UK. The results show that P transfers to the stream reach monitored were dominated by inputs from one field drain, and that overland flow inputs, despite being directly connected to the stream and containing higher P concentrations (maximum 3708 μg l−1), contributed less to the stream P flux. The processes of P transfer and delivery to the stream were complex, changing both within flow pathways and temporally over an event.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Hydrology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Phosphorus ; Delivery ; Field methods ; Scale|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2009 13:52|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 12:05|
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