Category Archives: stream-goundwater research

Research Spotlight: Erika Smull

Analysis of Rhodamine– WT and sodium chloride as stream tracers  Conservative tracers help to understand solute transport processes such as advection, dispersion, and transient storage. Two popular stream tracers are Rhodamine- WT (RWT) and sodium chloride (NaCl). NaCl is considered … Continue reading

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Measuring discharge with conservative tracers

Adam N. Wlostowski, Erika M. Smull, Michael N. Gooseff A quick, simple, and effective way to measure discharge in small headwater streams is to use dilution-gauging methods. Measuring flow with standard wading rod methods can be difficult in small streams, … Continue reading

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Hands-On Workshop on Stream-Groundwater Techniques Completed

From 12-15 June, we held a workshop to demonstrate several different techniques used currently to quantify stream-groundwater interactions.  We had over 30 attendees, mostly graduate students.  Day 1 was focused on theory behind the techniques, Day 2 was a full … Continue reading

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Research Site on Shavers Creek, PA

Our riparian hydrogeophysics project has been focused on two streams running through the drained bed of Lake Perez in central Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes from the Penn State campus.  The lake was drained about 4 years ago.  We have installed … Continue reading

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