CWC's Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE) : Measuring Black Carbon, Water Quality, and Water Quantity in the Dinwoody Cirque
The effects of ongoing climate change provoke glacial recession in Wyoming's high alpine environment, specifically the Dinwoody Cirque. This study investigates the impacts of water quality, seasonal water flow, and snow albedo on the alpine ecosystem and local communities. There are two prior seasons of CWC research data associated with water contamination and snow albedo, but this is the first data set to include flow data. The 2016 analysis for E.coli - a surface bacterial indicator organism - revealed negative presence in all ten surface water samples, identical to the 2015 results. The 2016 ...
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