Experimental floods

Today we tested an approach to create a flood = and I’d say it was a success! The coolest thing was watching water initially flood the riparian zone via a backwater flow path, followed by complete followthrough, and then return again to a draining phase. We’ve read about this in textbooks, but never observed in the field.flood2

Tomorrow’s Cross-Boundary Biogeoscience Friday

This Friday’s breakfast will be at the Social House on South Main Street at 7:30 = the Underground is no longer serving weekday breakfast.

Winter flooding

Rainfall exceeding 3/4″ on Wednesday resulted in immediate overland flow due to the saturated soils from the melting snow. Dylan captured some great pictures highlighting hydrologic connectivity between Stroubles Creek / adjacent floodplain (stream in background)Copy of KIMG4835

L&O Methods: Time-elapse imagery

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Tyler’s manuscript was accepted in Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. The manuscript describes he use of time-elapse imagery in capturing soil
wetness and temporal vegetation dynamics. A description of the method will soon be up on the website!
T. Keys, N. Jones, D. Chuquin, and D. Scott. 2016. “A cost-effective image processing approach for analyzing the ecohydrology of river corridors”. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. In press.

 

 

BSE outstanding PhD for 2016: Nate jones!

Congrats to Nate for being selected as the outstanding PhD student for 2016. He has had many science successes this year, and embodies commitment to our department, college, VT, and the communuties (both local and scientific) that he participates in.