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Patagonia’s Watershed: What the Research Tells Us
December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
TITLE: Patagonia’s Watershed: What the Research Tells Us
PRESENTER: Dr. Laura Norman, Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey
DATE: Saturday, December 17, 2016
PLACE: Cady Hall, Patagonia Library
All are welcome to this Free Presentation
Dr. Norman will discuss:
- How population and climate change intensify pressures on landscapes, and new methods of managing and monitoring watershed health,
- How three different watershed models simulate surface water runoff when rainwater flows downhill over the landscape in Patagonia,
- How to effectively monitor resource processes and quantify human impacts,
- How water is otherwise dispersed in the hydrologic cycle and scenarios that can be considered to alter these processes occurring locally.
Dr. Norman has spent 18 years modeling watersheds in the U.S.–Mexico border region. Her Master’s thesis investigated the flow of water and erosion processes associated with acid-mine drainage in the Patagonia.