Think of this hypothetical scenario. Your advisor has some news. They got a new job at a different university. It's not unusual. There are likely many factors that led to that decision. But you are left to triage this situation and make some tough decisions: stay at your current institution, move to a new university … Continue reading From one campus to another: a student’s perspective on transferring with your advisor
Jon Golla Researcher Feature on Critical Zone Hydrology
Photo credit: Laura Crossey Introduction My name is Jon Golla and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I study fluid-rock interactions in the Critical Zone. My current work combines metal(loid) stable isotopes (i.e., Li and Si) and reactive transport modeling to characterize the biogeochemical … Continue reading Jon Golla Researcher Feature on Critical Zone Hydrology
Science through adventure: SMAPVEX 2022
It was a nice warm sunny day when we arrived at Cary Institute, situated in Dutchess County, NY, for our inaugural day briefing on SMAPVEX 2022 IOP2 campaign. I had enjoyed a good night’s sleep before coming down to the headquarters, as the forecast for the next 26 days indicated that I might not get … Continue reading Science through adventure: SMAPVEX 2022
(Archive) Research Tidbit: Where will snow survive in a warming world?
Higher snowfall intensity is associated with reduced impacts of warming upon winter snow ablation Climate change is transforming winters throughout the western U.S. Warmer temperatures and winter rainfall reduce the magnitude of snow accumulation and alter the timing of snowmelt. Snowcapped mountaintops, characteristic of the western U.S, melt earlier in the spring, sending water rushing … Continue reading (Archive) Research Tidbit: Where will snow survive in a warming world?
(Archive) Research tidbit: What controls thresholds in runoff generation?
When rain falls on a watershed, a diverse array of processes are set in motion, moving water from the canopy, into and across the ground surface, through pores in soil and rock, and eventually into streams as runoff.
(Archive) ECR Hydrology Research Tidbit: The Value of the 40-Year Airborne Gamma Snow Product
A new study shows that the 40-year and ongoing airborne gamma Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) dataset from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is a key component in water management, has substantial potential to be used as a long-term, reliable reference SWE across the United States and Southern Canada. Credit: Airborne Snow Survey … Continue reading (Archive) ECR Hydrology Research Tidbit: The Value of the 40-Year Airborne Gamma Snow Product
(Archive) ECR Hydrology Research Tidbit: Freshwater? Deep in the Sea?
Much like groundwater discharges into rivers and streams, groundwater also discharges into the ocean. The discharge of terrestrially based water to the coastal ocean is called submarine groundwater discharge, or SGD, and has been observed globally, particularly in nearshore environments. SGD impacts both terrestrial and marine environments. It discharges terrestrially-based water that is frequently high … Continue reading (Archive) ECR Hydrology Research Tidbit: Freshwater? Deep in the Sea?