Vadose Zone Hydrology is the study of water movement from ground surface to the water table. This very broad subject area in the Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS) helps to understand diverse environmental processes such as runoff potential, evapotranspiration, infiltration, and groundwater recharge. The vadose zone moderates many near-surface processes, including those that affect contaminant transport from surface sources, impacts from wildfires and ecological services. DHS faculty approach this broad subject area through basic and applied research across Nevada, the western US and elsewhere, and they collaborate with other talented faculty across DRI, and from other Universities.
DHS research projects related to "vadose zone hydrology" are listed below.
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