Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WyCEHG Call for Proposals supports integrative mountain hydrology research

Are you a UW scientist interested in mountain hydrology? Do you want to help further scientific understanding of mountain watersheds, snow hydrology, surface water and ground water interactions or weathering and critical zone processes?  WyCEHG (Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to UW faculty members for projects related to all of the above.

The proposals, which are due November 7, 2014, are funded  by Wyoming EPSCoR’s Track-1 grant. Approximately $2 million are available to individual faculty members or teams of faculty. Recipients of the funding will have access to WyCEHG’s study areas in Wyoming’s Laramie Range and Snowy Range.

“In announcing this RFP, we are hoping to attract new researchers into WyCEHG, while simultaneously focusing the funded activities on our key goals in mountain hydrology and environmental geophysics.  This represents a great opportunity for faculty, students, and postdocs to get involved in, and add value to, some exciting research topics in Wyoming," says WyCEHG co-director Steve Holbrook.

The most competitive proposals will address geological, ecological, hydrological, atmospheric, geochemical and geophysical processes that control water fluxes in mountain environments. And while the proposals should also fall into the following four scientific themes: 1) water balance in mountain watersheds, 2) snow hydrology, 3) surface water/groundwater interactions and 4) weathering and critical zone processes, integration among themes is highly encouraged.

By Manasseh Franklin

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