Stable Isotope Hydrology and Biogeochemistry in Watershed Science: A Short Course

March 1-2, 2001


March 1-2, 2001
107 Richardson Hall
How Many?
The course is limited to 25 participants.
If you would like to attend or if you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Dana McGuire before Friday February 23. The course is open to faculty and students at OSU and colleagues from USGS, USFS  and EPA. 

To learn more about hydrology in the Oregon State University Department of Forest Engineering, follow these links:

Forest Engineering at Oregon State University

The Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology Group


Full Short Course Schedule

Thursday March 1 [view video]

9:00-9:15 Introduction and Overview
9:15-10:15 Watershed Hydrology Introduction (McDonnell)
  • physical processes of streamflow generation, water flowpaths
  • hydrological context of tracer approaches
10:15-10:30 Coffee
10:30-12:30 End Member Mixing Analysis (EMMA)
  • overview/introduction (Hooper)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 EMMA in detail: data, plots
3:30-3:45 Coffee
3:45-5:00 EMMA on computer (view excel spreadsheet)

Friday March 2

9:00-9:15 Recap of Day 1 and introduction to Day 2 topics (McDonnell) 
9:15-10:15 Isotope basics and usefulness (Kendall)
10:15-10:30 Coffee
10:30-12:30 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry 
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Isotope Geochemistry examples and case studies 
3:30-3:45 Coffee
3:45-5:00 Wrap-up, synthesis of watershed science, segue to beer (McDonnell, Kendall, Hooper)

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