Sampling Theory and Mass Load Estimation from Watershed Water Quality Data Conference Paper uri icon


  • Monte Carlo methods were used on simulated flow and concentration data to determine the probable error when calculating event mass loads at sampling stations. Four chemograph profiles were constructed and simulated for 100 simulated runoff events. Eight sampling strategies were employed at various frequencies to determine mass loads for each event. Total percent mass load error and a standard mass load error were calculated for each scheme, profile, and event.

author list (cited authors)

  • Miller, P. S., Engel, B. A., & Mohtar, R. H.

publication date

  • December 2000