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New grant: Bridging the Conceptual Divide Between Theoretical and Applied Environmental Chemistry

Along with colleagues at Kent State University, I have been awarded a DUE TUES grant from the National Science Foundation. Our project “Bridging the Conceptual Divide Between Theoretical and Applied Environmental Chemistry” focuses on developing curriculum centered on hands-on experiences with stable isotope analysis. We’ll also be developing ways to …

Cynthia Barnett, award winning water journalist and author, to speak at UNC Charlotte

I’m excited to announce that Cynthia Barnett will be speaking on campus next week. She’s an outstanding thinker and writer about water conservation, particularly as it pertains to the eastern United States, where our sense of water-richness has lulled us into complacency. From the press release: Award-winning journalist and author …

My fall 2010 schedule

I’ve got a light teaching schedule this semester, in compensation for a killer load last spring. I’m planning to do a fair amount of field and lab work on Thursdays and Fridays. Here’s where to find me the rest of the time…but you might want to click to embiggen to …

Two tributes to Reds Wolman (1924-2010)

Cross-posted at Highly Allochthonous M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman was a towering figure in 20th century fluvial geomorphology, fundamentally shaping our understanding of river forms and processes, profoundly influencing environmental education and river management, and educating scores of students that continue to push the boundaries of our scientific understanding of landscape …

Videos of Open Channel Flow phenomena

Boundary Layers and the no slip condition [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTkqZeiMow] Laminar Flow in a Pipe [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqqtOb30jWs&NR=1] Turbulent Flow in a Pipe [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NplrDarMDF8&NR=1] Subcritical and supercritical flow over a weir (video courtesy of Little River Research and Design) Standing Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFOt-oOUzJY]

Hydrogeology class in the field

In our small but enthusiastic hydrogeology class, we’ve installed piezometers, measured groundwater levels and calculated flow directions, and conducted slug tests in a monitoring well hidden away in a wooded area on campus. We also had a field trip to the Langtree Peninsula Research Station, where hydrogeologists Andrew Pitner and …