Hydraulic and Hydrologic Dynamics

Faculty from Geography and Planning as well as from Geology utilize geographic information science (GIScience), remote and direct sensing and computer modeling technology to explore watershed and flood dynamics in steep slope environments, the effects of flood control systems on riparian systems. In addition faulty examine the impacts of hydrology and aquifer recharge, the interactions between groundwater and surface water including the role that groundwater discharge plays in controlling stream temperatures and salinity. Finally, faculty are examining hydrology and land-atmosphere interactions.

  • Colby, J.D., and Dobson, J.G., 2010. Flood Modeling in the Coastal Plains and Mountains: Analysis of Terrain Resolution. Natural Hazards Review, 11(1):19-28.
  • Bishop, M.P., Colby, J.D., Luvall, J.C., Quattrochi, D.A., and, Rickman, D.L., 2004 "Passive Remote Sensing in Mountain Environments." In GIScience and Mountain Geomorphology, edited by M.P. Bishop and J. F. Shroder Jr., Praxis Scientific Publishing and Springer Verlag
  • Colby, J.D., 2003. "Physical Characterization of the Navarro Watershed in Costa Rica for Hydrologic Simulation." In GIS for Water Resources and Watershed Management, edited by J.G. Lyon.London : Taylor and Francis, pp. 179-187.
  • Emanuel R.E, D’Odorico P., Epstein H.E. (2007). “Evidence of optimal water use by vegtation across a range of North American ecosystems” Geophysical Research Letters 34, L07401 doi: 10. 1029/2006GL028909.
  • Gabrielle L. Katz, Jonathan M. Friedman, & Susan W. Beatty. 2001. Effects of physical disturbance and granivory on establishment of native and non-native riparian trees. Diversity & Distributions. 7:1-4.