Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016
This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18 floodplains of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For many of these attributes, mean values are summaries of multiple measurements made within each floodplain site.
Field estimated floodplain and bank flux and toolbox geomorphic metrics for field sites in Difficult Run, VA
A cvs file containing field datasets used to develop regression models to predict sediment and nutrient retention services for stream within the Difficult Run watershed. Field measurements of floodplain deposition and bank erosion were provided in previously published datasets from Hupp et al. (2013) and Gellis et al. (2017). At each field site 3-5 nearby cross-sections from the Toolbox where used to represent the floodplain and streambank sampling locations at the field sites. Metrics derived from the Toolbox are provided in this data table.
Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux, streambed characteristics, and catchment inputs and exports of sediment and nutrients for stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds
Predictions from statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Random Forest statistical models using either 1) characteristics of upstream drainage area, or 2) characteristics of upstream drainage area (Wieczorek et al. 2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/f7765d7v) and reach geomorphometry (Hopkins et al. 2020, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RQJPT1), were used to explain and predict spatial variation in measured floodplain and streambank flux of sediment, fine sediment, sediment-C, sediment-N, and sediment-P and rates of geomorphic change, and streambed sediment characteristics (d50, cover by fine sediment, cover by fine and sand...
Data supporting the study of increasing floodplain connectivity through urban stream restoration increases nutrient and sediment retention, 2012-2013
This data set presents ecosystem geomorphic and soil attributes, sediment and nutrient loading rates, and rates of nutrient biogeochemistry processes, including denitrification and N and P mineralization, in floodplains of urban restored streams. The restored streams were located in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metropolitan area and were studied from 2012-2013.
Watershed characteristics of upstream drainage areas and geomorphometry of stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds
Input data on watershed drainage area characteristics and stream reach geomorphometry for statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Characteristics include selected upstream accumulated attributes (with divergence routing) describing geology, topography, soils, hydrology, and land use for each NHDPlusV2 stream reach from Wieczorek et al. (2018), and the geomorphometry of the local stream reach summarized from Hopkins et al. (2020). These potential predictors were tested for incorporation into Random Forest statistical models to explain and predict spatial variation in floodplain and streambank flux of sediment, fine...