David Litwin’s Research Showcase: Landscape co-evolution, dimensional analysis and transcending the particularity of place

I am a PhD candidate studying geography and environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University in the Landscape Hydrology Lab. I am broadly interested in understanding how landscape history and the co-evolution of landscape form and hydrological processes affect watershed function. Water movement through catchments drives processes like mineral weathering and erosion that ultimately shape the … Continue reading David Litwin’s Research Showcase: Landscape co-evolution, dimensional analysis and transcending the particularity of place

Why and Where to Publish Data

Manuscript submission checklist: Figures uploaded ✔Referenced formatted ✔Data availability statement...hmm? Most journals require a data availability statement, where authors explain how readers can find supporting observations and measurements. These statements range from “data available from authors upon reasonable request,” to confidential data due to ethical, legal or commercial restrictions, to a DOI and link to … Continue reading Why and Where to Publish Data

A guide to sessions focused on social and natural science research practices at the AGU 2020 Fall Meeting

AGU Fall Meeting can be difficult to navigate and many times there are overlapping sessions of interest. Fall meeting is different this year. Many of the sessions are recorded and can be viewed at any time. For scheduling, my advice is to use the AGU Fall Meeting scheduling option.  Unfortunately, there is no phone app … Continue reading A guide to sessions focused on social and natural science research practices at the AGU 2020 Fall Meeting

H3S Applications are Now Open!

AGU’s Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) is now accepting applications (link) for the 2021-2023 term as well as for the vice-chair (i.e. chair-elect) position.  H3S is an AGU Hydrology Section subcommittee composed of students and early career hydrologists. Currently, there are three main subcommittees within the H3S committee: outreach, fall meeting, and professional development. Over … Continue reading H3S Applications are Now Open!

Brendan O’Leary’s Research Showcase: Evaluating the pathways and risks for shallow urban groundwater in the Great Lakes Basin

Urban centers face many environmental issues that can lead to direct impacts on community health, property values, and environmental justice.  Understanding pollutant movement in the environment and how it impacts urban health is critical for sustainable urban development, particularly when evaluating the sustainability of urban water systems. This cross-over between urban health and hydrology brought … Continue reading Brendan O’Leary’s Research Showcase: Evaluating the pathways and risks for shallow urban groundwater in the Great Lakes Basin