Portland State University. Department of Biology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (47 p.)
Hot spring ecology -- Oregon -- Harney Lake, Biogeochemistry -- Oregon -- Harney Lake, Geochemistry -- Oregon -- Harney Lake
Southeast Harney Lake Hot Spring and its effluent channel were examined for spatial and temporal variations in the concentrations of several chemical species, viz. dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, phosphate-phosphorous, nitrate and nitrite-nitrogen, conductivity, chloride, flouride, temperature, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Phosphate-phosphorous and nitrate-nitrogen both exhibited downstream increases in concentration. pH and alkalinity increased also, mainly due to CO2 evolution and temperature mediated carbon species redistribution. The diurnal pH and alkalinity curves exhibited depressions during the daylight hours due to the oxidation of ammonia to nitrate within the pool and effluent stream.
Knox, William Delis, "Geochemical and biogeochemical interactions in a hot spring" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3056.