Large Runoff Flux and Transformation of Particulate Nitrogen (PN) Following Large, Intense Storms: A Critical but Unexplored Component of N Cycling in Watersheds

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Particulate nitrogen (PN) in stormwater runoff can increase dramatically with large storms, thus constituting a significant component of nitrogen cycling in watersheds. In this project, Stroud Center scientists apply a novel combination of approaches to monitor the flux and transformations of PN. The goal is to produce a comprehensive model for PN fate and transport in watersheds, especially in agroecosystems subject to climate variability.

Funded by: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan

Collaborators: Shreeram Inamdar and Rodrigo Vargas (University of Delaware)

Project Years: 2015, 2016, 2017