Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, During Water Year 2002

Edited by Paul F. Schuster

Open-File Report 2005-1199

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    This report contains water-quality and sediment-quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River basin from March through September during the 2002 water year (WY). Samples were collected throughout the year at five stations in the basin (three on the main stem Yukon River, one each on the Tanana and Porcupine Rivers ). A broad range of physical, chemical, and biological analyses are presented.






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Chapter 1 - Introduction 

Chapter 2 - Fixed-Station Samples 

Chapter 3 - Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Characterization 

Chapter 4 - Dissolved Trace Metals 

Chapter 5 - Dissolved and Colloidal Trace Elements 

Chapter 6 - Mercury Analyses

Chapter 7 - Dissolved Gasses and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon

Chapter 8 - Sediment Chemistry

Chapter 9 - Sediment Mineralogy 

Chapter 10 - Sediment Concentration and Percent Organic Matter (OM) 

Chapter 11 - Particulate Carbon (PC) and Particulate Nitrogen (PN)

Chapter 12 - Isotopic Analysis of Suspended Particulate Organic Matter (POM) 

Chapter 13 - Uranium Isotopes

Literature Cited

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