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Grad student talk: Watching the snow melt

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:30PM - 1:30PM


Ryan Webb


SEEC room S225

Snow is a valuable source of water for a number of communities around the world. As the snow melts, it is important to understand the dynamic pathways that liquid water follows in order to accurately estimate surface runoff, groundwater recharge, and soil moisture storage available for evapotranspiration. In this seminar I will discuss the current knowledge of meltwater flowpaths and the complex physical processes that occur. I will additionally present on the methods used to observe the movement of liquid water through snow and the current developments of new methods.