Our research group currently consists of eight graduate students and two visiting scientists. Vaious current projects focus on research in climate-land surface-hydrology interaction, continetal- and watershed-scale hydrologic modeling, groundwater flow and contaminant transport, vadose zone hydrology, and groundwater geochemistry. Our web page contains information about our ongoing group’s research. For more information on our research, please contact Zhongbo Yu . For the application information, please contact Department of Geoscience.

Current Projects

Scaling Environmental Processes in Heterogeneous Arid Soils (SEPHAS) Project period: August 1, 2005 to July 30, 2008 Funding Agency: NSF

Proposal to Refine Permeability Fields and Identify Fast-Flow Channels Using Conditioning Data from the Bullion Forced Gradient Experiment in Pahute Mesa, NTS
Project period: Jan. 1, 2005 to Sep. 30, 2007
Funding Agency: DOE NERP

Investigation of Groundwater Abundance and Migration through Analysis of Chemical Hydrologic Tracers and Mathematical Simulation of Groundwater Movement in the lower Virgin River Watershed, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
Project period: Jan. 2006 to Dec. 31, 2007
Funding Agency: Virgin Valley Water District

Geochemical Modeling of Radionuclides in Yucca Mountain
Project period: Jan. 1, 2005 to Dec. 31, 2006
Funding Agency: DOE

Susquehanna River Basin Experiments (SRBEX)
Project period: April 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002
Funding Agency: NASA

Coupling of Climate Models to a Fine-Scale Hydrologic Model
Project Period: August 1, 2000 – July 30, 2004
Funding Agency: NSF

Vadose Zone Hydrology in Nevada Test Sites
Project Period: June 1, 2000 – May 30, 2004
Funding Agency: DOE

Groundwater Geochemistry in southern Nevada
Project Period: June 1, 2000 – May, 2004
Funding Agency: DOE

Distributing Hydrologic Modeling in the Great Basin
Project Period: september 1, 2000 – August 31, 2003
Funding Agency: NSF EPsCO

Evaluating the dynamics of hydrologic processes in the WE38 Experimental Watershed
Project Period: July 1, 1997 –
Funding Agency: Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Laboratory, ARS, USDA

Available Data Sets

  1. Susquehanna River Basin
  2. Upper West Branch
  3. WE-38 Experimental Watershed
  4. DEM, Soil, and Vegetation Data For US and Other Parts of the World