Tag Archives: hydrology

Pakistan floods: Predictable or predicted, but a disaster nonetheless

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in July and August 2010 left large swaths of Pakistan underwater. At least 18 million people were affected by the flood, and it is estimated that, more than six months later, several hundred thousand remain without … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology, paper reviews, society

The science of streams in the city

It’s not as breathtakingly beautiful and soul-cleansing as crystal clear springs in forested mountains, but this is the present and future of many of the world’s streams, and the way that most people interact with their local stream and watershed, … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

Snow, water, digital imaging, metamorphism…and a guillotine!

When water infiltrates past the ground surface and begins to percolate through the soil’s unsaturated zone, it doesn’t move downward like an even sheet. Instead, fast fingers of water move downward along pores, roots and other places where flow is … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, paper reviews

Anne’s picks of the June literature: Watershed Hydrology

How long does it *really* take water to move through a watershed? Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, paper reviews

Gifts for future hydrologists

Five excellent books about water for ages three and up.
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Categories: by Anne, gifts and gadgets, science education