Category: Field work

Hubbard Brook well installation

We had fun this week installing “deep” wells at Hubbard Brook in Watershed 3.  We installed 6 wells two of which were completed in bedrock and the others in glacial drift, including a deep (~6.5 m) one in the glacial

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Dig, dig, dig…REU student video from the summer

Great group of undergraduate students from this summer’s Hubbard Brook REU program.  They liked to dig, dig, dig!

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Winter is Coming

I have been going to Coweeta every one or two weeks for the past two months to monitor sprinkling events on the soil model. Although I am measuring only one thing, water, being precise is actually very difficult. There are

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Sprinkling on the model

Kevin, Brian, and I went to Coweeta to improve the irrigation system. They installed a pressure pump to the water line, then we placed tipping bucket rain gauges at randomized locations, and then Brian turned on the water. Water pressure

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Filtration, Irrigation, and Preliminary Instrumentation

Kevin, Brian, and I installed a reverse osmosis filtration system, an irrigation line, an electrical line, and several data instruments/loggers. This included pounding a 7-foot copper grounding rod into the ground. The filtration system is used to change the chemistry

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Hoop-House at Coweeta

Construction on the soil model at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has begun! We will be using the model for a water and nutrient reaction and transport experiment to answer questions, such as: What is the dominant process (e.g., biogeochemical or hydrologic) for

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Ground-penetrating radar and review week

Last week was an eventful week at Hubbard Brook on the hydropedology project.  We began with Steve Arcone from the Army Corp CRREL helping us with ground-penetrating radar surveys of WS3.  We ran lines all along the “weasel” road in

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Snow Melt Sampling at Hubbard Brook

I have been up in New Hampshire preparing to do some snow melt sampling since late February. Initially I was hoping to get prepared, attend a catchment science meeting in Hawaii, and then return to sample. The weather, however, had

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1000th water sample

Last week on our Hydropedology Project, Scott collected the 1000th water sample from watershed 3 at Hubbard Brook. This is quite a milestone!

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3 more weeks to apply for summer REU position in New Hampshire

Applications for the Hubbard Brook Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program are due by February 6 – that’s just 3 weeks away!  We are seeking a student to work on a hillslope hydrology project looking at how water travels through

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