Enhancing water cycle measurements for future hydrologic research

Henry W. Loescher, J. M. Jacobs, O. Wendroth, D. A. Robinson, G. S. Poulos, K. McGuire, P. Reed, B. P. Mohanty, J. B. Shanley, W. Krajewski

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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 spatio-temporal scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-676
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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