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AGU 2011 abstract: Understanding channel network extent in the North Carolina Piedmont in the context of legacy land use, flow generation processes, and landscape dissection

The following talk will be presented by Anne at the 2011 AGU fall meeting on Wednesday, December 7th from 9 to 9:15 am in the session “EP31G. Predictive Understanding of Coupled Interactions Among Water, Life, and Landforms II.” It will be in rooms 2022-2024, and the abstract acceptance said something …

GSA 2011 abstract: Spatial variability in groundwater-stream interactions in first-order North Carolina Piedmont streams

At the 2011 GSA Meeting in Minneapolis next week, I’ll be presenting the following talk in the session “Monitoring and Understanding Our Landscape for the Long Term through Small Catchment Studies I: A Tribute to the Career of Owen P. Bricker.” My talk is in Minneapolis Convention Center: Room M100FG, …

Ralph McGee and Cameron Moore will graduate next week!

Major congratulations to two Watershed Hydrogeology Lab graduate students who have finished writing their MS theses and will defend them next week. Ralph McGee and Cameron Moore both started in our MS in Earth Science program in August 2009, and less than two years later they have each completed impressive …

Heat in the Southeast

Cross-posted at Highly Allochthonous Here in Charlotte we had a hot summer. We barely escaped the dubious distinction of hottest summer on record, with an average temperature of 81.1° F (27.3 ° C) between 1 June and 31 August. The record had been set in 1993, when Charlotte recorded an …

Call for abstracts: NC WRRI Annual Conference

Note: If any of my students are interested in attending and/or presenting, just let me know and we will make it happen. WRRI Annual Conference Call for Presentations Abstracts http://www.ncsu.edu/wrri/conference/cfa.html The Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina (WRRI) requests abstracts for oral and poster presentations for …

GSA Abstract: Sediment size distributions in forested headwater streams of the North Carolina Piedmont

The Watershed Hydrogeology Lab is going to be busy at this year’s Geological Society of America annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October. We’ve submitted four abstracts for the meeting, I’ll be co-convening a session, and I’ll be helping lead a pre-meeting field trip. New lab member Cameron Moore has …

Where rocks, water, and history intertwine

[Cross-posted at Highly Allochthonous] “Ten thousand rocks and grassy islets meet the traveler’s eye, ten thousand murmuring streams meander through them. During low water the cattle delight to graze upon the islets…at such times they furnish a curious spectacle in the midst of a mighty river.” So wrote architect Robert …

Snowfall map from 1-2 March 2009

The National Weather Service has produced a pretty map of snowfall totals from the storm a few weeks ago.  Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) got around 4″, which is a hair more than I measured at home on Monday morning (~3.5″ plus an ice layer). At our field site in Gaston County, …

A few semantics about climate variability and change

Last week, the Southeastern United States received several inches of snow. This late season snowfall was certainly a novelty, though not an unprecedented occurrence. But it did stir up conversations among local residents, especially when the week ended with ~25 degree Celsius (75 Fahrenheit) sunshine. The weather’s fickleness also got …