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Scientists Sample Stormwater in Eye of Hurricane Sandy

Stroud Water Research Center's team sampling shallow groundwaters in the floodplains at Transect A on White Clay Creek. Photo: Anthony Aufdenkampe (Stroud)

07 Nov 2012
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Image: Stroud Water Research Center's team sampling shallow groundwaters in the floodplains at Transect A on White Clay Creek. Photo: Anthony Aufdenkampe (Stroud) [Click image to enlarge]

Hurricane Sandy has brought significant devastation to some East Coasters, but for scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, the University of Delaware, and the University of Exeter, it was another golden opportunity to collect stormwater data that will be pivotal in addressing issues related to climate change.

Storms bring flooding, and flood waters are teeming with activity that, if recorded and analyzed, can reveal much about the carbon they transport, and carbon is key in understanding the global cycling of greenhouse gases, which is the primary goal of the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO). Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the CRB-CZO, one of only six in the United States, is at the forefront of research to determine the role human impact on the hydrological, mineral, and carbon cycles plays in climate change.


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CRB-CZO Scientists Sample Stormwater in Eye of Hurricane Sandy

For scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, the University of Delaware, and the University of Exeter, Hurricane Sandy was another golden opportunity to collect stormwater data that will be pivotal in addressing issues related to climate change.


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