Flash Friday: Faculty turn!

Flash Friday: Faculty turn!

Today’s flash friday talks are today at 4pm in the GLC. Making a 3-minute talk was much harder than I envisioned! This is part of the Cross-boundary biogeosciences group – check out our website, biogeo.centers.vt.edu.

Experimental floods

Today we tested an approach¬†to create a flood = and I’d say it was a success! The coolest thing was watching water initially flood the riparian zone via a backwater flow path, followed by complete followthrough, and then return again to a draining phase. We’ve read about this in textbooks, but never observed in the field.flood2

Tomorrow’s Cross-Boundary Biogeoscience Friday

This Friday’s breakfast will be at the Social House on South Main Street at 7:30 = the Underground is no longer serving weekday breakfast.

Winter flooding

Rainfall exceeding 3/4″ on Wednesday resulted in immediate overland flow due to the saturated soils from the¬†melting snow. Dylan captured some great pictures highlighting hydrologic connectivity between Stroubles Creek / adjacent floodplain (stream in background)Copy of KIMG4835