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“Toward Better Understanding of Terrestrial Processes through Long-Term Hydrological Observatories” with Dr. Heye Bogena.
Hydrology, put plainly, is the study of water: how it moves, where it goes, and what’s inside it. Hydrologists gather as much information as they can about water in order to understand current water trends and to predict potential water patterns in the future. In a changing climate, this is more crucial than ever. Using data from multiple networks of hydrological observatories, hydrologists gather information and create and test models surrounding questions such as: How will land use change affect water flux? Will climate change create conditions for more low or high flow events? How can forestation affect frequency of high flow events? They then use this information to create resources for natural resource managers, officials, and the public to make informed decisions. In this episode, we’ll take a deeper look at how hydrological observatories are making strides in understanding water and its movement around the world.
- What’s a catchment?
- What is the history of hydrological observatories?
- How do hydrological observatories communicate?
- Why should different disciplines of sciences collaborate with hydrology?
If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper, the introductory paper to the Hydrological Observatories special section in Vadose Zone Journal, is available here: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.2136/vzj2018.10.0194
This paper is always freely available.
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European Network of Hydrological Observatories (ENOHA): https://www.enoha.eu/
German Drought Monitor: https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=37937
AMMA-Catch paper from VZJ Special Section: https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.03.0062
Bogena TERENO paper from VZJ Special Section: https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.03.0055
Heinrich TERENO paper from VZJ Special Section: https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.06.0116
Kiese TERENO paper from VZJ Special Section: https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.03.0060
OZCAR paper from VZJ Special Section: https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.04.0067
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