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Engineering: awae research subject areas


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Engineering applies technical, scientific, and mathematical knowledge in using natural laws and physical resources to design and create materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes in order to accomplish a desired objective. Engineers within AWAE work with soil and water research, aquatic probability and prediction modeling, erosion control materials and other mitigation techniques, fire behavior models, etc.

 

Civil Engineering deals with design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.

Engineers (profile pages)

bulletBill Elliot

bulletPeter Robichaud

bulletNatalie Wagenbrenner

Associated Subjects

bulletSediment & Erosion

bulletWatershed Processes


featured Science

 

 

 

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WEPP: Water Erosion Prediction Project

WEPP The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) soil erosion model is being developed by an interagency group of scientists including the USDA's Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management and Geological Survey. Scientists from these agencies throughout the United States have been working since 1985 to develop WEPP to replace the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). The WEPP model is a complex computer program that describes the processes that lead to erosion.

 

Recent Publications

Elliot, W.J. 2010. Effects of Forest Biomass Use on Watershed Processes in the Western United States. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25(1):12-17.

 

Elliot, William; Hyde, Kevin; MacDonald, Lee; McKean, James. 2010. Tools for analysis. Chapter 13 in: Elliot, W.J.; Miller, I.S.; Audin, L., eds. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 246-276.

 

Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa., eds. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 299 p.

 

Robichaud, Pete R.; MacDonald, Lee H.; Foltz, Randy B. 2010. Fuel management and erosion. Chapter 5 in: Elliot, W.J.; Miller, I.S.; Audin, L., eds. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 79-100.

 

Foltz, R.B.; Wagenbrenner, N.S. in press. An evaluation of three wood shred blends for post-fire erosion control using indoor simulated rain events on small plots. Catena.

 

Robichaud, P.R., J.W. Wagenbrenner, R.E. Brown, and K.M. Spigel. 2009. Three years of hillslope sediment yields following the Valley Complex Fires, western Montana.  Research Paper, RMRS-RP-77, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

Scott, D.F, M.P. Curran, P.R. Robichaud, and J.W. Wagenbrenner.  2009. Soil erosion after forest fire.  In A. Cerdá and P.R. Robichaud (Eds.) Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH. pp.177-196.

 

 

Research Subject Areas

 

AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS AND....

 

bulletAquatic Ecology

bulletAtmospheric Sciences

bulletBiogeochemistry

bulletClimate Change

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Engineering

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Fire & Fuels

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Fisheries

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Geomorphology

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Hydrology

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Plant Physiology

bulletSediment & Erosion

bulletSpatial Analysis

bulletWater & Watershed Processes

 

Resources

 

Stream Temperature Modeling Website


River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT)

 

Sediment Transport data

 

Bull Trout and Climate Change - Risks, Uncertainties and Opportunities for Mapping the Future

 

Western Watersheds and Climate Change Workshop - November 17-19, 2009


 

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