Enhancing Water Cycle Measurements for Future Hydrologic Research
The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc., established the Hydrologic Measurement Facility to transform watershed-scale hydrologic research by facilitating access to advanced instrumentation and expertise that would not otherwise be available to individual investigators. We outline a committee-based process that determined which suites of instrumentation best fit the needs of the hydrological science community and a proposed mechanism for the governance and distribution of these sensors. Here, we also focus on how these proposed suites of instrumentation can be used to address key scientific challenges, including scaling water cycle science in time and space, broadening the scope of individual subdisciplines of water cycle science, and developing mechanistic linkages among these subdisciplines and spatiotemporal scales.
Earth Systems Research Center
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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Loescher, H., J.M. Jacobs, O. Wendroth, D.A. Robinson., G.S. Poulos, K. McGuire, P. Reed, B.P. Mohanty, J.B. Shanley, and W. Krajewski. 2007. Enhancing water cycle measurements for future hydrologic research. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1175/BAMS-88-5-669.