After the dam comes out: groundwater-stream interactions and water quality impacts of former reservoir sites

Next week, the Watershed Hydrology Lab will be well represented at the CUAHSI 2014 Biennial Colloquium. We’ll be presenting four posters, so here come the abstracts… After the dam comes out: groundwater-stream interactions and water quality impacts of former reservoir sites Krista Brown and Anne Jefferson Over that past decade, …

Meeting report in this week’s Eos

If you missed the “Laser Specs for Field Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: A USGS-CUAHSI Virtual Workshop” we ran from 27 January to 28 February 2014 and you want to read our take on it in ~500 words, check it out in this week’s Eos (the newsletter of the American Geophysical Union). …

Watershed Hydrology Trip to Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

Kent State University Department of Geology’s Watershed Hydrology class visited the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory on April 5-6, 2014. Penn State post-doc Pamela Sullivan gave them a tour of the watershed and its instrumentation, with a focus on how the measurements could contribute to understanding how hydrology drives …

What’s on our calendar? Conferences of interest.

We’re tantalized by many upcoming opportunities to talk science with other folks interested in hydrology, geomorphology, and human-impacted systems. The 3rd Annual Amtrak Club of mid-Atlantic geomorphologists will be meeting at May 16-17th at Lehigh University. We’re not mid-Atlantic, but as residents of the Appalachian plateau we can find common …

Hydrologists go wild

The watershed hydrology lab and friends are participating in Mammals March Madness, in which different mammals battle for supremacy based on their physiology and behavior and we battle for laughs and bragging rights. Organized by Harvard’s Katie Hinde, Mammals March Madness had hundreds of participants last year, and looks to …

Sensitivity of precipitation isotope meteoric water lines and seasonal signals to sampling frequency and location

This work is being conducted by undergraduate lab member, Allison Reynolds. Allison presented her work as part of the CUAHSI/USGS Virtual Workshop on applications of laser specs to hydrology and biogeochemistry. From that workshop, she will have an extended abstract published in a USGS open file report, and her poster …

Augers v. Augurs

These are augers.   This is an augur.   The free dictionary defines augur as follows: n. 1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. 2. A seer or prophet; a soothsayer. v. au·gured, au·gur·ing, au·gurs v.tr. 1. To predict, especially from signs or …