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McCleskey, R. Blaine

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Works: 12 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 1,175 library holdings
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Most widely held works by R. Blaine McCleskey
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation by Philip L Verplanck( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water-quality investigation. 16. : quality assurance and quality control for water analyses by R. Blaine McCleskey( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation has the main objective of inferring the ground-water chemistry at an active mine site. Hence, existing ground-water chemistry and its quality assurance and quality control is of crucial importance to this study and a substantial effort was spent on this activity. Analyses of seventy-two blanks demonstrated that contamination from processing, handling, and analyses were minimal. Blanks collected using water deionized with anion and cation exchange resins contained elevated concentrations of boron (0.17 milligrams per liter (mg/L)) and silica (3.90 mg/L), whereas double-distilled water did not. Boron and silica were not completely retained by the resins because they can exist as uncharged species in water. Chloride was detected in ten blanks, the highest being 3.9 mg/L, probably as the result of washing bottles, filter apparatuses, and tubing with hydrochloric acid. Sulfate was detected in seven blanks; the highest value was 3.0 mg/L, most likely because of carryover from the high sulfate waters sampled. With only a few exceptions, the remaining blank analyses were near or below method detection limits. Analyses of standard reference water samples by cold-vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry, ion chromatography, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, FerroZine, graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, hydride generation atomic spectrometry, and titration provided an accuracy check
A new cation-exchange method for accurate field speciation of hexavalent chromium by Jane Ball( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metal interferences and their removal prior to the determination of As(T) and As(III) in acid mine waters by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry by R. Blaine McCleskey( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water chemistry of surface waters affected by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, Colorado, 2010-2011 by R. Blaine McCleskey( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation by R. Blaine McCleskey( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water-chemistry data for selected springs, geysers, and streams in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2003-2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Water Chemistry Data for Selected Springs, Geysers, and Streams in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Beginning 2009 : Methods and Quality Assurance and Quality Control by R. Blaine McCleskey( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Water-chemistry data for selected hot springs, geysers, and streams in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2001-2002( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of precipitation type, intensity, and spatial distribution in source water quality after wildfire( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Storms following wildfires are known to impair drinking water supplies in the southwestern United States, yet our understanding of the role of precipitation in post-wildfire water quality is far from complete. We quantitatively assessed water-quality impacts of different hydrologic events in the Colorado Front Range and found that for a three-year period, substantial hydrologic and geochemical responses downstream of a burned area were primarily driven by convective storms with a 30 min rainfall intensity >10 mm h −1 . These storms, which typically occur several times each year in July-September, are often small in area, short-lived, and highly variable in intensity and geographic distribution. Thus, a rain gage network with high temporal resolution and spatial density, together with high-resolution stream sampling, are required to adequately characterize post-wildfire responses. We measured total suspended sediment, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), nitrate, and manganese concentrations that were 10-156 times higher downstream of a burned area compared to upstream during relatively common (50% annual exceedance probability) rainstorms, and water quality was sufficiently impaired to pose water-treatment concerns. Short-term water-quality impairment was driven primarily by increased surface runoff during higher intensity convective storms that caused erosion in the burned area and transport of sediment and chemical constituents to streams. Annual sediment yields downstream of the burned area were controlled by storm events and subsequent remobilization, whereas DOC yields were closely linked to annual runoff and thus were more dependent on interannual variation in spring runoff. Nitrate yields were highest in the third year post-wildfire. Results from this study quantitatively demonstrate that water quality can be altered for several years after wildfire. Because the southwestern US is prone to wildfires and high-intensity rain storms, the role of storms in post-wildfire water-quality impacts must be considered when assessing water-quality vulnerability
Water-chemistry data for selected springs, geysers, and streams in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2001-2002( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A new cation-exchange method for accurate field speciation of hexavalent chromium by Jane Ball( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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