Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies
The Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies in the Department of Geology undertakes studies on the flow of water and transport processes on or below the Earth’s surface and the physical, chemical, and biological processes within water bodies. The mission of the Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies is to produce field, laboratory, and modeling analyses that provide insights on the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of fluxes, flow paths, and storage of water, particles, and chemicals. Areas of research include groundwater hydrology, watershed and wetland hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, fluid transport processes in the Earth’s crust, chemical hydrology, and contaminant hydrology.
Location and Lab Facilities
Faculty/staff currently engaged in research in the Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies include:
The Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies at University of Maryland is located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, one of the most actively monitored watersheds for streamflow, physical, chemical, and biological properties of water in the U.S. We are also located in close proximity to the U.S. Geological Survey headquarters (Reston, Virginia), U.S. Geological Survey District Office (Baltimore, Maryland), Chesapeake Bay Program (Annapolis, Maryland), and multiple long-term hydrologic monitoring programs.
More information regarding facilities in the Laboratory for Hydrologic Studies in the Department of Geology can be found below: