Tag Archives: hydrology

Happy New Water Year! For hydrologists, it’s already 2013.

There’s nothing particularly deterministic about starting a new year on January 1st. Our wall calendars happen to do so because of the circumstances of history. For hydrologists in the northern hemisphere, January 1st is not a great time to declare … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

Levees and the illusion of flood control

Levees have their uses in protecting communities from flooding – but they also create the illusion of safety that promotes further settlement and development of floodplain lands. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology, society

Flooding along the Mississippi River

In case other events have crowded it out of your news feed, there’s record-breaking flooding going on in the Mississippi River basin. Snowmelt in the headwaters, combined with weeks of heavy rains in the middle reaches of the river basin, … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology, Uncategorized

Hydrologist + professor = Anne’s answers to career profile questions

A few weeks ago, I was asked to answer some questions for a career profile section of a website aimed at students looking at college degree options. The website creators wanted to use me as their profile of a hydrologist, … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, hydrology, science education

Backyard science: isotope hydrology style

A few days ago, someone asked me whether I’d done any Citizen Science projects with my 4 year old daughter. I said “no”, but then spouted off a couple of projects I was looking forward to starting in the next … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, fieldwork, hydrology