Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Developing new ways of measuring, understanding and predicting runoff generation in gauged and ungauged basins

Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology

The Watershed Hydrology lab led by Professor Jeff McDonnell conducts field, lab and modeling investigations that address the following questions:

  • - Where does water go when it rains (and snow go when it melts)?
  • - How long does it reside in the watershed?
  • - What pathway does it take to the stream channel?

The PhD students in the group are active experimentalists working on similar questions in diverse watershed settings while the Post Docs in the group help to integrate findings through model development and testing. Our ultimate goal is to explore the common features of watershed response across diverse scales, climates, and hydrogeological settings to develop a new theoretical framework for streamflow generation in humid regions. Visitors to the lab are very welcome and students wishing to pursue a PhD or Post Doc within our group are encouraged to apply directly to Prof. McDonnell.


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Lab posters for World Water Day

Mar 26, 2014

Anna (grad student category) and Willemijn (postdoc category) both won first place at the World Water Day poster competition, held March 21st in Saskatoon. Anna presented results of her analysis into the controls on snowmelt runoff generation in semi-arid, low-angled terrain; while Willemijn present...
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Lab trip to Biosphere 2, Arizona (continued 2...)

Feb 10, 2014

Our two weeks at Biosphere 2 in Arizona have now come to an end. Our capillary fringe experiment in mini LEO unfortunately had to be delayed, but Luke is planning to have it back up and running to continue the experiment next week. We’re keen to see how it goes from afar and pitch in for a gro...
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