The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of the Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) has organized these inter-university courses to enhance the depth and breadth of graduate course offerings at universities across the nation, increase the rate of uptake of new research and facilitate networking among our hydrologic community. The format of the course is designedContinue reading “Virtual CUAHSI Course”
Where is RHESSys being used?
Climate Change and Water Security
Global climate is changing due to fossil fuel use and other human activities which influences global and local water supply. Our lab uses models to understand and predict these changes and to inform resource management. Global Trends and Local Variation Over the next 100 years, globally-averaged surface temperature is predicted to increase 2-4°C in additionContinue reading “Climate Change and Water Security”
Eco-informatics uses computer science and data analysis tools to aid in the observation, understanding and ultimately prediction of environmental system behavior. Our lab group specializes in eco-informatics related to understanding the terrestrial environment and how it processes water, energy, nutrients, and carbon. We specialize in the design and application of dynamic simulation models and linkingContinue reading “Informatics”
Ecosystems and Disturbance: Drought, Disease, Fire
Ecosystems are not static! From semi-arid shrublands to conifer forests in snowy mountains, to urban greenspaces they are continually changing. Some changes are gradual whereas others are more dramatic. Gradual changes, such as the year to year changes in forest biomass that can be observed by looking at tree rings or through remote sensing ofContinue reading “Ecosystems and Disturbance: Drought, Disease, Fire”
Urban areas are rapidly expanding and an increasing fraction of the world’s population lives in urban or suburban areas. Our research in urban areas quantifies the impacts of urbanization on water quality, water availability and flood risk. We also look at urban areas as functioning ecosystems – examining how vegetated patches in urban environments –Continue reading “Urban Systems”