Publications

The Logan River Observatory conducts a variety of research at the Utah Water Research Lab.

Publications & Presentations

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Annual Reports

2. Neilson, B.T., Strong, P., and Horsburgh, J.S. (2021). State of the Logan River Watershed. Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA. | PDF
1. Neilson, B.T., Strong, P., and Horsburgh, J.S. (2020). State of the Logan River Watershed. Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA. | PDF

Journal Publications

12. Alger, S. M., Lane, B., Neilson, B. T. (2021, June). “Combined influences of irrigation diversions and associated subsurface return flows on river temperature in a semi-arid region.” Hydrologic Processes. 35(8), e14283.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14283.

11. Neilson, B. T., Tennant, H., Strong, P. A., Horsburgh, J. S. (2021). “Detailed streamflow data for understanding hydrologic responses in the Logan River Observatory.” Hydrologic Processes. 35(8), e14268. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14268.

10. Tennant**, H., B.T. Neilson, M.P. Miller, T. Xu. 2021. “Ungaged inflow and loss patterns in urban and agricultural sub-reaches of the Logan River Observatory.” Hydrological Processes. 35 (e14097). https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14097.

9. Murray, D.++, B.T. Neilson, J. Brahney. 2021. “Source or Sink? Quantifying beaver pond influence on non-point source pollutant transport in the Intermountain West.” Journal of Environmental Management.285, 112127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112127.

8. Buahin+ C.A., J.S. Horsburgh, B.T. Neilson. 2019. “Parallel multi-objective calibration of a component-based river temperature model.” Environmental Modelling & Software. 116, 57-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.02.012

7. Buahin++, C. A., Horsburgh, J. S. (2018). Advancing the Open Modeling Interface (OpenMI) for integrated water resources modeling, Environmental Modelling & Software, 108, 133-153, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.015.

6. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S., Eiriksson, D. P. (2018). Assessing subjectivity in environmental sensor data post processing via a controlled experiment, Ecological Informatics, 46, 86-96, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.05.001

5. Neilson, B.T., H. Tennant+++, T.L. Stout++, Miller, M., Gabor+, R.S., Y. Jameel++, M. Millington++, A. Gelderloos++, G.J. Bowen, P.D. Brooks. 2018. “Stream‐centric methods for determining groundwater contributions in karst mountain watersheds.” Water Resources Research. 54. https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2018WR022664.

4. Jones, A., Aanderud, Z. T., Horsburgh, J. S., Eiriksson, D., Dastrup, D., Cox, C., Jones, S. B., Bowling D. R., Carlisle, J., Carling, G. T., Baker M. A. (2017). Designing and Implementing a Network for Sensing Water Quality and Hydrology Across Mountain to Urban Transitions, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 1-26, doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12557.

3. Melcher++, A. A., Horsburgh, J. S. (2017). An urban observatory for quantifying phosphorus and suspended solids loads in combined natural and stormwater conveyances, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189: 285, doi:10.1007/s10661-017-5974-7.

2. Mihalevich++, B. A., Horsburgh, J. S., Melcher++, A. A. (2017). High frequency measurements reveal spatial and temporal patterns of dissolved organic matter in an urban water conveyance, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189:593, doi:10.1007/s10661-017-6310-y.

1. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S., Reeder, S. L., Ramirez+++, M., Caraballo+++, J. (2015). A data management and publication workflow for a large-scale, heterogeneous sensor network, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187:348, doi:10.1007/s10661-015-4594-3.

Presentations

33. Neilson, B.T., J.S. Horsburgh, P.A. Strong, H. Tennant, A.S. Jones. 2021. “Logan River Observatory: karst mountainous pristine to valley human impacted.” Spring 2021. Research and Observatory Catchments: The Legacy and the Future Seminar Series. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1mmI2QzAjM&list=PLPG5Ed5L1SY7T_1cb15fD-oQV6nvZsQTw&index=7)

32. Alger, S.M.++ Lane, B., Neilson, B. “Lateral return flows control summer stream temperature patterns in irrigation-depleted streams,” American Fisheries Society Utah Chapter Meeting. St. George, UT. February 27, 2020.

31. Tennant, H.++, B.T. Neilson, M.P, Miller, T. Xu, P.D. Brooks. “Using Naturally Occurring Tracers to Quantify Components of Urban and Agricultural Streamflow.” 2019 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract H23D-02. San Francisco, CA.

30. Alger++, M., B. Lane, B.T. Neilson. “Controls on Summer Stream Temperature Patterns in Irrigation-Depleted Streams.” 2019 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract H23K-2049. San Francisco, CA.

29. Xu, T., Q. Longyang, C. Tyson++, R. Zeng, B.T. Neilson, D.G. Tarboton. “Hybrid physically-based and deep learning modeling of a snow dominated mountainous karst watershed.” 2019 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract H32D-02. San Francisco, CA.

28. Longyang, Q., C. Tyson++, T. Xu, R. Zeng, B.T. Neilson. “Effects of Climate Forcing Uncertainty on Snow Modeling and Streamflow Prediction in a Mountainous Karst Watershed.” 2019 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract H33I-2033. San Francisco, CA.

27. Murray++, D., B.T. Neilson, J. Brahney, N. Bouwes. “Can Beavers Mitigate Non-Point Source Pollution?” American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society Joint Conference 2019. September 27-October 4, 2019. Reno, NV.

26. Strong, P., H. Tennant++, J.S. Horsburgh, B.T. Neilson. “The Logan River Observatory: A lab in our own backyard.” 2019 USU Spring Runoff Conference. March 26, 2019. Logan, UT.

25. Neilson, B.T., H. Tennant+++, T.L. Stout++, Miller, M., Gabor+, R.S., Y. Jameel++, M. Millington++, A. Gelderloos++, G.J. Bowen, P.D. Brooks. “Stream‐centric methods for determining groundwater contributions in karst mountain watersheds.” 2018 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 10-14, 2018. Abstract H33E-04. Washington, D.C.

24. Horsburgh, J.S., M.A. Baker, B.T. Neilson, P. Strong, A.S. Jones. “Logan River Observatory: Extending iUTAH’s GAMUT network for long-term monitoring to inform local policy and water management.” 2018 USU Spring Runoff Conference. March 27, 2018. Logan, UT.

23. Tennant+++, H., B.T. Neilson, M.L. Barnes++, T.L. Stout++, M. Miller, R. Gabor+, M. Millington++, Y. Jameel++, A. Gelderloos++, G. Bowen, P. Brooks. 2018 “Combined Approaches for Estimating Groundwater Exchanges in Karst Watersheds,” April 2018. 2018 USU Student Research Symposium. Logan, UT.

22. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S. (2018). The iUTAH Experience: Cyberinfrastructure and Data Management for a Large, Interdisciplinary Water Project, Presented at the Universities Council for Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 26-28 June.

21. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S., Aanderud, Z. A., Baker, M. A., Eiriksson, D. (2018). A Monitoring Network for Sensing Water Quality and Hydrology Across Mountain to Urban Transitions, Presented at the Universities Council for Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 26-28 June.

20.Buahin+, C. A., J.S. Horsburgh., and B.T. Neilson. 2018. “Enabling High-Performance Heterogeneous Computing for Component-Based Integrated Water Modeling Frameworks.”9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Modelling for Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Systems, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

19. Horsburgh, J. S., Melcher++, A. A., Mihalevich++, B. (2017). Stormwater Monitoring and Pollutant Load Estimation in Combined Agricultural and Urban Water Systems (Invited), Presented at: Rural Water Technology Conference, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Provo, UT, 8-9 March.

18. Mihalevich++, B., Horsburgh, J. S. (2017). Resolving Spatial and Temporal Variability in Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics within Combined Agricultural and Stormwater Conveyances, Presented at: Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 28-29 March.

17. Horsburgh, J. S. (2017). Cyberinfrastructure for Water Data: Perspectives from iUTAH’s Data-Intensive Water Research (Invited), presented at the 45th Annual Utah Section Water Resources Conference, Data for Water Management, American Water Resources Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 16 May.

16. Aanderud, Z. T., Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S., Eiriksson, D., Dastrup, D., Cox, C., Jones, S. B., Bowling, D., Carlisle, J., Carling, G., Baker, M. A. (2017). Transcending system boundaries through integrative ecohydrologic research, 11th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 11-12 November.

15. Eiriksson, D., Spackman Jones, A., Horsburgh, J. S., Cox, C., Dastrup, D. (2017). Data Quality Control: Challenges, Methods, and Solutions from an Eco-Hydrologic Instrumentation Network, Presented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 December.

14. Spackman Jones, A., Horsburgh, J. S., Eiriksson, D. (2017). Assessing Subjectivity in Sensor Data Post Processing via a Controlled Experiment, Presented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 December.

13. Tennant+++, H., B.T. Neilson, M.L. Barnes++, T.L. Stout++, M. Miller, R. Gabor+, M. Millington++, Y. Jameel++, A. Gelderloos++, G. Bowen, P. Brooks. 2017 “Combined Approaches for Estimating Groundwater Exchanges in Karst Watersheds,” May 2017. American Water Resources Spring Specialty Conference 2017. Alta, UT.

12. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh, J. S., Reeder, S., Caraballo+++, J., Smith+++, D., Matos+++, M. (2016). Streaming Sensor Data: Tools for Acquisition, Management, and Visualization, presented at the 10th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference, Tampa, FL, 2-6 May.

11. Jones, A. S., Horsburgh J. S. (2016). Water Quality Surrogates: Development of Surrogate Relationships, Review of Recent Advances, and Applications, presented at the National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, 23-25 August.

10. Melcher++, A. A., Horsburgh J. S., Mihalevich++, B. A. (2016). Continuous Surrogate Monitoring for Pollutant Load Estimation in Urban Water Systems, presented at the National Nonpoint Monitoring Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, 23-25 August.

9. Melcher++, A. A., Horsburgh, J. S., Mihalevich++, B., Suiter+++, P. (2016). Continuous Surrogate Monitoring for Pollutant Load Estimation in Urban Water Systems, presented at the Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 5-6 April.

8. Mihalevich++, B. A., Horsburgh, J. S., Melcher++, A. A. (2016). Spatial and Temporal Variability of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Stormwater Conveyance, presented at the Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 5-6 April.

7. Suiter+++, P. J., Spackman Jones, A., Horsburgh, J. S., Mihalevich++, B., Melcher++, A. (2016). Development of a Mobile Water Quality Monitoring Platform, presented at the Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 5-6 April.

6. Neilson, B.T. 2016. “Understanding Groundwater Influences in Streams and Rivers.” Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Geology, Utah State University. October, 2016. Logan, UT. (INVITED)

5. Tennant+++, H. and B.T. Neilson. 2016 “Groundwater Influences on Logan River Watershed,” USU Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, December 2016. Logan, UT.

4. Barnes, M.L. ++, T. Stout++, H. Tennant+++, B.T. Neilson. 2015. “Groundwater – Surface Water Interactions in Three Utah Watersheds” April, 2015. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2015. Logan, UT.

3. Tennant+++, H, M.L. Barnes++, T. Stout++, B.T. Neilson. 2015 “Methods and Techniques for Measuring Discharge in Three Utah Watersheds,” iUTAH Summer Symposium, July 2015. Midway, UT.

2. Horsburgh, J. S., Spackman Jones, A., Reeder, S. (2014). Automating data management and sharing within a large-scale, heterogeneous sensor network (Invited), 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15-19, San Diego, California, USA.

1. Horsburgh, J. S., Spackman Jones, A., Reeder, S., Patton+++, J., Caraballo+++, J., Ramirez+++, M., Mouzon+++, N. (2013). Using CUAHSI HIS to support large scale collaborative research in Utah (Invited), CUAHSI HIS Cyberseminar, 5/1/2013.

Other Publications

10. Brophy, Dane P. 2021. "Testing Methods of Surficial Sinkhole Identification Using Remotely Sensed Data" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1526. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/gradreports/1526

9. Tennant, H. 2021. “Ungaged inflow and loss patterns in urban and agricultural sub-reaches of the Logan River Observatory.” M.S. Thesis. Utah State University. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8057. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/8057

8. Tyson, Conor. 2021. “Effects of Climate Forcing Uncertainty on High-Resolution Snow Modeling and Streamflow Prediction in a Mountainous Karst Watershed” M.S. Thesis. Utah State University. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8041.https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/8041

7. Alger, Sara Madison, "Summer Stream Temperature Patterns and Controls in an Irrigation Depleted Western Stream" (2021). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8029. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/8029

6. Murray, Desneiges. 2021. "The fate and cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus, and trace heavy metals in beaver-altered headwater streams." M.S. Thesis. Utah State University. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8035.https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/8035

5. Capito, Lindsay. 2020. "Environmental Controls on Didymosphenia geminata Bloom Formation" M.S. Thesis. Utah State University. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7941. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7941

4. Ogata, Elizabeth M. (2020) "Anthropogenic Influences on Bacterial Assemblages in Stream Biofilms" (2020). Ph.D. Dissertation. Utah State University. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7889. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7889

3. Melcher, Anthony A. (2019) "Estimating Suspended Solids and Phosphorus Loading in Urban Stormwater Systems Using High-Frequency, Continuous Data" (2019). Ph.D. Dissertation. Utah State University.All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7455. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7455

2. Tennnant, H. 2018. “Combined Approaches for Quantifying Groundwater-surface water Exchanges in Karst Watersheds” Honors Thesis. Utah State University. Logan, UT.

1. Mihalevich, Bryce A. (2017) "Resolving Spatial and Temporal Variability in Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics within Combined Agricultural and Stormwater Conveyances". M.S. Thesis. Utah State University.

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6264. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/6264