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RM-GTR-249: The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site

Musselman, R. C., technical coordinator. 1994. The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-249. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 94 p.

The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site (GLEES), a 600 ha research watershed at 3200-3400 m elevation in the Snowy Range of SE Wyoming, has been established to examine the effects of atmospheric deposition on alpine and subalpine ecosystems. This document provides preliminary data on the landscape habitats, floristics, geology, soils, aquatics, atmospheric environment, hydrology, snow, and air quality conditions occurring at GLEES. Checklists of vascular plants and plankton, detailed soils descriptions, and maps of geology, soils, vegetation, and topography are provided.

Keywords: Snowy Range, wilderness, subalpine, krummholz, subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, geology, floristics, landscape, soils, aquatics, atmosphere, meteorology, hydrology, snow, deposition, watershed, monitoring, air quality

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1. Introduction
R.C. Musselman, D.G. Fox, A.W. Schoettle, and C.M. Regan
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2. Landscape Habitats
C.L. Simmons
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3. Floristics
J.D. Haines, R.C. Musselman, and C.M. Regan
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4. Geology
E.A. Rochette
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5. Soils
R.W.E. Hopper and P.M. Walthall
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6. Aquatics
F.A. Vertucci and M.A. Conrad
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7. Meteorology
D.G. Fox, H.C. Humphries, K.F. Zeller, B.H. Connell, and G.L. Wooldridge
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8. Air Quality
R.C. Musselman
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9. Hydrology
V.C. Hasfurther, G.L. Kerr, G. Parks, and J. Wetstein
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10. Snow
R.A. Sommerfeld
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Appendix A: Vascular Plants of GLEES
J. D. Haines and C. M. Regan
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Appendix B: Phytoplankton Species East Glacier, West Glacier, and Lost Lakes
R. G. Dufford
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Appendix C: GLEES Macroinvertebrates
B. C. Kondratieff
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Appendix D: The Map Units for GLEES Soil Survey Area
R. W. E. Hopper and P. M. Walthall
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Appendix E: Representative Pedon Descriptions for the Soils of the GLEES Wyoming Soil Survey Area: EGL, WGL & Lost Lake Watersheds
R. W. E. Hopper and P. M. Walthall
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Appendix F: 100-Meter Grid Orthophoto Maps Rocky Mountain Station
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Title: RM-GTR-249: The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site
Electronic Publish Date: October 7, 2004
Last Update:
October 17, 2012

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