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48 Hour Diel Cycling Study

Background: The 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study occurred in 2018 and targeted time series sampling across seven locations with different drivers of daily or sub-daily river stage variation. Surface water and hyporheic pore water samples were collected at the same location every three hours for 48 hours in systems driven by hydropower dams (WA, USA), wastewater effluent (TN, USA; Germany), glacial melt (WA, USA), tidal fluctuations (GA, USA), evapotranspiration (OR, USA), and irrigation pumping (Israel).

Spatial coverage

Cycling Study

Collaborators:

Altamaha River, GA, USA - Christof Meile
Columbia River, WA, USA - Vanessa Garayburu-Caruso, Casey Grieshauber, Lupita Renteria, James Stegen, Jacqueline Wells, Joe Morad
East Fork Poplar Creek, TN, USA - Scott Brooks
Erpe River, Germany - Joerg Lewandowski, Birgit Maria Mueller, Hannah Schulz
HJ Andrews WS1, OR, USA - Vanessa Garayburu-Caruso, Lupita Renteria, Jacqueline Wells
Jordan River, Israel - Shai Arnon, Edo Bar-Zeev, Silvia Gobrecht
Nisqually River, WA, USA - Vanessa Garayburu-Caruso, Lupita Renteria, Katherine Znotinas, Jacqueline Wells

Data types in both surface water and pore water: Anions, cations, total N, NPOC, specific conductivity, pH, FTICR-MS (EMSL), hydrograph (USGS and others), metagenomics (via Kelly Wrighton at Colorado State University and the Joint Genome Institute)

Ideas for science questions to explore with the data:

  • Is there a core metabolome globally shared between surface and pore water and are molecular properties of this core metabolome distinct from the transient metabolome?
  • Do molecular properties of dissolved organic matter vary on sub-daily timescales in parallel with hydrologic dynamics?
  • How does the metabolic potential of microbial communities differ between surface and pore water, and are there sub-daily temporal dynamics that can be linked to biochemical processes associated with dissolved organic matter?

Data access:

Chu R K ; Goldman A E ; Brooks S C ; Danczak R E ; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B ; Jones M ; Jones N ; Lin X ; Morad J W ; Ren H ; Renteria L ; Resch C T ; Tfaily M ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Wells J R ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the East Fork Poplar Creek, TN. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1577278

Danczak R E ; Goldman A E ; Chu R K ; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B ; He X ; Lin X ; Meile C ; Morad J W ; Ren H ; Renteria L ; Resch C T ; Rooze J ; Schalles J ; Tfaily M ; Thomle J ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Wells J R ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the Altamaha River, GA. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1577263.

Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Goldman A E ; Chu R K ; Danczak R E ; Graham E B ; Lin X ; Morad J W ; Ren H ; Renteria L ; Resch C T ; Tfaily M ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Wells J R ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the Columbia River, WA. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1577265.

Goldman A E ; Arnon S ; Bar-Zeev E ; Chu R K ; Danczak R E ; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B ; Lin X ; Morad J W ; Ren H ; Renteria L ; Resch C T ; Tfaily M ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Wells J R ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the Jordan River, Israel. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1577266.

Renteria L ; Goldman A E ; Chu R K ; Danczak R E ; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B ; Lin X ; Morad J W ; Ren H ; Resch C T ; Tfaily M ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Wells J R ; Znotinas K R ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the Nisqually River, WA. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1576995

Stegen J C; Goldman A E; Blackburn S E; Chu R K; Danczak R E; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B; Grieshauber C; Lin X; Morad J W; Ren H; Renteria L; Resch C T; Tfaily M; Tolic N; Toyoda J G; Wells J R; Znotinas K R (2018): WHONDRS Surface Water Sampling for Metabolite Biogeography. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1484811

Stegen J C ; Goldman A E; Chu R K; Danczak R E; Garayburu-Caruso V A; Graham E B; Lin X; Morad J W; Ren H; Renteria L; Resch C T; Tfaily M; Tolic N; Toyoda J G; Wells J R (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Watershed 1 (WS1). Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1509695

Wells J R ; Goldman A E ; Chu R K ; Danczak R E ; Garayburu-Caruso V A ; Graham E B ; Lewandowski J ; Lin X ; Meinikmann K ; Morad J W ; Müller B M ; Ren H ; Renteria L ; Resch C T ; Schulz H ; Tfaily M ; Tolic N ; Toyoda J G ; Stegen J C (2019): WHONDRS 48 Hour Diel Cycling Study at the Erpe River, Germany. Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS). doi:10.15485/1577260.

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