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trees in a snowy forest When a tree falls in the forest, whatís the impact on water resources?
With much of snow melt coming from forested areas, NSF-funded hydrologist Mukesh Kumarís research focuses on balancing forest management and water yield
Released  July 10, 2015
Photo of Cristiano Collettini looking at the Zuccale Fault on the Isle of Elba, Italy. Mystery Behind Weak Earthquake Faults Solved
Chris Marone and Cristiano Collettini on their research team's work to find out why low-angle, normal faults slip
Released  April 9, 2010
Aerial photo of new forests above the shrinking Mendenhall Glacier. When Glaciers Melt, What's in the Water?
Measuring the movement of nutrients in Alaska's glacial streams is a "hot topic" for an NSF-supported research team
Released  March 17, 2010
Image showing flood inundation of the Iowa River on the University of Iowa Arts Campus. Better Prediction Sought for Devastating Floods
Research on the geophysical aspects of flooding could be key to developing new, real-time flood warning and forecasting systems
Released  September 3, 2009
Photo of Michael Loranty wiring one of many sap flow sensors in the aspen stand. Taking the Pulse of the Forest
Michael Loranty describes 'wiring' a forest for research to determine how much water the trees use
Released  March 18, 2009

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