WATERSHED BIOGEOCHEMISTRY: PAPERS: SPRING 2006
Instructor: Mark Williams
** DUE 5 MAY, 4 PM, Mark WILLIAMS mailbox at INSTAAR**
The main task is for you to find something that
interests you, so that you do a good job on the paper.
There must be a quantitative aspect to the paper
where you can manipulate data.
However, I'm willing to discuss alternatives on a case-by-case basis,
which need prior approval from me.
Literature Reveiw versus Original Data
You can do either a literature review or
collect your own data. If you do a literature review,
you need to take existing data and manipulate it somehow.
Yes, you can work together on a project.
However, papers must be written independently.
Remember that the best library in the world on
snow and ice is located on east campus, RL2,
rm 215, National Snow and Ice Data Center and
World Data Center A for Glaciology.
- Water Resources Research
- Water International
- Water Resources Bulletin
- Nordic Hydrology
- Journal of Hydrology
- Hydrological Processes
- Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference
- Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference
- International Snow Science Workshop
- Journal of Glaciology
- Arctic and Alpine Research
- Geografiska Annaler A
- Limnology and Oceanography
- IAHS Redbooks.
Proceedings of special topics from the
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
- Following the protocol for a scientific journal.
- Title page: includes name, course number.
- Text: Minimum of 12 pages, maximum of 17 pages.
- Figures, tables, maps, etc. are extra and do not count
as text pages. Place after References.
Spiffy graphics warrant subjective bonus points.
- References: minimum 15.
Each reference must include the following information,
preferably in this order:
author(s), title, publication name
e.g. book, journal, government publication, etc),
volume number if applicable, page numbers,
and year of publication.
- Page format.
- Type point size is 12;
- Line spacing is 1.5;
- Line length is 6.5 inches;
- Top margin is 1.0 inches;
- Bottom margin is 1.0 inches.
- Paper must include the following sections, and may have
additional sections as you see fit:
- Title page;
- Abstract (new page);
- Introduction (new page);
- Site Location
- References (start on a new page);
- references in the text of a paper are abbreviated as follows:
Attempts to understand nitrate loss from watersheds has
been the focus of recent research
on biogeochemical cycling at the catchment scale
(Williams et al., 2002).
- In the reference section, the full reference would be given as follows: Williams, M. W., M. Losleben, and H. Hamann,
Alpine areas in the Colorado Front Range
as monitors of climate change and ecosystem response,
92 (2), pp 180-191, 2002.
- You must manipulate data in some way, shape, or form (results section).
- Interpret that data and compare to other research results (discussion section).
- Due date: May 5, 4 pm.