HS Hydrological Sciences
The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Ingo Heidbüchel for the poster/PICO entitled:
Tracking Variations of Catchment Storage with Stable Water Isotopes (Heidbüchel, I; Troch, P. A.)
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I obtained my masters degree in hydrology from the University of Freiburg and I’m about to finish my PhD (also in hydrology) at the University of Arizona. My main research interest is hydrologic catchment response. I want to know how fast catchments respond to precipitation events and why their response is not uniform but varying all the time. What controls these variations? And can we improve our attempts to predict hydrologic catchment response by singling out certain controls (e.g. soil hydraulic conductivity) that are predominant in particular catchment conditions (e.g. low storage)? To tackle these questions, I’ve been using time series of stable water isotopes combined with hydrometric measurements of water fluxes.