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Research Theme: Terrestrial Hydrosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Terrestrial Hydrosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Water is central to life on land, and this research covers the properties, processes, chemistry, and quality that pertains to it in whatever form it takes: solid, liquid, or gaseous; surface water or groundwater.

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Thomas, B. F., Famiglietti, J. S., Landerer, F. W., Wiese, D. N., Noah P. Molotch, Argus, D. F. 2017: GRACE Groundwater Drought Index: Evaluation of California Central Valley groundwater drought. Remote Sensing of Environment, 198: 384-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.06.026

Alice Hill, Minbaeva, C. K., Alana Wilson, Satylkanov, R. 2017: Hydrologic controls and water vulnerabilities in the Naryn River Basin, Kyrgyzstan: A socio-hydro case study of water stressors in Central Asia. Water, 9(5): article 325. DOI: 10.3390/w9050325

Garrett RueNathan RockRachel Gabor, Pitlick, J., Tfaily, M.Diane M. McKnight 2017: Concentration-discharge relationships during an extreme event: Contrasting behavior of solutes and changes to chemical quality of dissolved organic material in the Boulder Creek Watershed during the September 2013 flood. Water Resources Research, special section: Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019708

Diane M. McKnight 2017: Debates—Hypothesis testing in hydrology: A view from the field: The value of hydrologic hypotheses in designing field studies and interpreting the results to advance hydrology. Water Resources Research, 53(3): 1779-1783. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020050

Xie, M., Mladenov, N., Mark Williams, Neff, J. C., Wasswa, J., Hannigan, M. P. 2017: Water soluble organic aerosols in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA: Composition, sources and optical properties. Scientific Reports, 6: article 39339. DOI: 10.1038/srep39339

Allen, S. T., Keim, R. F., Holly R. Barnard, McDonnell, J. J., Brooks, J. R. 2017: The role of stable isotopes in understanding rainfall interception processes: A review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews—Water, 4(1): article e1187. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1187

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