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Reed Norton to Defend MS Thesis on Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Climate Change July 27

Reed sampling gas from bioswale mesocosms
A side view of three of Reed’s mesocosms showing sampling ports and water reservoir for executing experimental storms

Please join us for the public presentation portion of Reed Norton’s MS Thesis Defense!  Reed’s thesis is titled “Effects of storm size and frequency on nitrogen retention, denitrification, and greenhouse gas production in bioretention mesocosms.”


Time: 10:00 AM

Location: VECS 125

The talk will also be broadcast via AMS to Webster 1234 in Pullman

University of Waterloo Water and Watersheds Talks

I attended, and presented at, a very interesting workshop at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada earlier this month.  My talk, titled “Current and Future Estimates of Riverine Chemical Inputs to the Global Coastal Ocean” can be viewed here:

Many other terrific, water-related talks, by colleagues such as Richard Alexander, Charles Vörösmarty, Arthur Beusen, David Schindler, and Peter Gleick can be viewed here on the U Waterloo Water Youtube channel…nice resource!

WSU Press Release on Coastal Hypoxia Model

What would happen to coastal oxygen concentrations if every coastline received a similar amount of nitrogen from rivers as the Gulf of Mexico receives from the Mississippi River? Two COOLBEANS-based versions of this scenario are shown here.  For more information, see the original manuscript.

WSU has written a nice piece about our recent global hypoxia model, which can be found here.  An “Early View” version of the accepted manuscript can be found here, and a related AGU blog post can be found here.  Model code and supporting data can be downloaded here.