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The Younger Us Studying Subsurface Water Research

Post-docs and Students


Yao Huang

Yao joined the group in 2015 and is investigating the influence of scaling on multi-scale hydrologic processes. Her research uses the integrated model ParFlow to simulate flow and land surface processes at high-resolution and then compares those simulations to sequentially coarse simulations. The long-term goal is to determine how to most efficiently use the results of detailed simulations to inform larger-scale models without introducing averaging errors into the results.

Benjamin Kuffour

Ben joined the group in Fall 2016 and is investigating the sensitivity of simulated residence time distributions to a model’s discretization and its underlying conceptual model. The lessons learned from this work will help design and test scenarios for implementing large-scale aquifer rehabilitation using managed recharge in the across the Inland Northwest.

Tyler Fouty

Tyler joined the group in 2017 and is investigating the stability of simulated streambeds in highway culverts. A large number of culverts in Washington are barriers to fish passage and as they are replaced it is essential to maximize their lifespan while providing the most natural habitat possible for the fish. This work is taking place in the Albrook hydraulics lab in our 75ft long tilting bed flume and will also produce new data that can be used to validate integrated hydrologic models.