WATER QUALITY IN A TROPICAL RAIN FORESTED CATCHMENT

This paper examines the variation of Ca, Na, K, Mg, SiO2, dissolved-solids, and suspended-solids concentrations with discharge in a small rain-forested catchment in Central Papua. The mass-balance approach to mixing models is examined, and it is considered that this can be used to predict water-quality variability, but it does not necessarily provide a mathematical explanation of the dilution process. Log-log and semi-log transformations of the data provide correlations close to those of the mixing model. Comparisons are made with other tropical and extra tropical water-quality data. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Turvey, N D
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 111-125
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  • Accession Number: 00128467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM