A collaborative effort including software engineers, scientists, and researchers to improve RHESSys functionality and usability. Participants in the hackathon included researchers from RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), the Institute for the Environment at UNC Chapel Hill, WSSI collaborators from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and of course the chief RHESSys architect Dr. Naomi Tague.
Garcia, E. S., C. L. Tague, and J. S. Choate (2013), Method of spatial temperature estimation influences ecohydrologic modeling in the Western Oregon cascades, Water Resour. Res., 49, 1611–1624, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20140.
Gordon E. Grant, Christina L. Tague, and Craing D. Allen. 2013. Watering the forest for the trees: an emerging priority for managing water in forest landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/120209
Link to it here
Dr. Tague presented at the research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation’s conference on: Eco-hydrology of Semiarid Environments: Confronting Mathematical Models with Ecosystem Complexity, at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
See the poster presented by Dr. Tague at the conference
Visit the conference website
Assessment of robustness and significance of climate change signals for an ensemble of distribution-based scaled climate projections
A new publication in the Journal of Hydrology by former Tague student Lauren Seaby (Seaby et al.), now studying with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Department of Hydrology – in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tague contributes to this international working group – looking at how RHESSys might be useful for synthesizing spatial dense measurements of forest thinning effects on nitrogen cycling and water – and thinking about how emerging isotopic data from streams and groundwater wells can be used to improve RHESSys representation of subsurface flowpaths
Tague, C. L., Choate, J. S., and Grant, G.: Parameterizing sub-surface drainage with geology to improve modeling streamflow responses to climate in data limited environments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 341-354, doi:10.5194/hess-17-341-2013, 2013
Tague travels back to her Canadian roots to give:
This new publication uses empirical streamflow data from watersheds across the western US to build on our earlier working using RHESSys that demonstrated how spatial differences in underlying geology can play an important role in influencing how streamflow responds to changes in climate
Safeeq et al., Coupling snowpack and groundwtaer dynamics to interpret historical streamflow trends in the western US, Hydrological Processes, 2012