Category Archives: Hydrology

Plankton: a small, but important, player in life on Earth

This week’s blog post comes to us from Dr. Janis Steele and Dr. Brooks McCutchen. Drs. Steele and McCutchen, along with their three sons, have been aboard Research Vessel Llyr since April 24, 2013. Read about their adventure in the … Continue reading

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From Lake Superior to the Mississippi River – a renewed commitment to fresh water

This week we are beginning our Full Length Mississippi series, and we will team back up with Mike Link and Kate Crowley.  Link and Crowley highlighted pieces of their Full Circle Superior journey with the GLOBE Scientists’ Blog last year … Continue reading

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Climate concerns for Oman – how soils and hydrology can work together

Oman, a country known for its environmental conservation, pollution control and maintenance of ecological balance, is facing many environmental problems related to changing climate.  Some of these include increased salinity of soil and water in the coastal plains, water scarcity, … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River and Aquatic Dead Zones

From January 22 to 26, 2012, scientists from around the world gathered for the American Meteorological Society annual meeting, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Scientists from the GLOBE Program stayed next to the beautiful Mississippi River. The Mississippi … Continue reading

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Porpoises in the San Francisco Bay – an example of how a small change can have big results!

Sometimes in a rapidly changing world, it is difficult to see the effects that small changes in human lifestyle can have on not only climate, but on ecosystems.  Various countries and international organizations are working to pass legislation to ensure … Continue reading

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