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: Signal Decomposition of High Resolution Time Series River data to Separate Local and Regional Components of Conductivity
Holm, K., A. Kamal, AND G. Norris. : Signal Decomposition of High Resolution Time Series River data to Separate Local and Regional Components of Conductivity. Society for Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM), Chicago, IL, July 07 - 11, 2014.
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Signal processing techniques were applied to high-resolution time series data obtained from conductivity loggers placed upstream and downstream of a wastewater treatment facility along a river. Data was collected over 14-60 days, and several seasons. The power spectral density was used to determine a cut-off frequency. A low-pass, zero-phase, digital filter was applied to the data, to decouple the local and background sources of halides (e.g. chloride, bromide) impacting the conductivity signal.
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