Watershed Systems Modeling
Understanding the movement of water and waterborne constituents in watersheds
The Watershed Systems Modeling Group develops high-resolution integrated models for water movement and the associated transport and transformation of waterborne carbon, nutrients, and contaminants in watersheds. The group creates new modeling capabilities that incorporate fundamental understanding of fine-scale hydrologic and biogeochemical processes into frameworks that show how those processes impact the larger watershed. These multiscale models can increase understanding of factors affecting water availability and quality across river networks and can provide insights into how natural and human-influenced watersheds will be impacted by changing climate and land use.