• A graduate students’ group of watershed science at SDSU
  • Bi-weekly research seminar & occasional socials
  • Interdepartmental group. The members belongs to Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, and Public Health
  • Named after the SDSU faculty group Blue Gold

Feel free to reach me out to join!

Past presenters and the themes

Spring 2022

Lauren Bolotin “A hydrologic signature approach to analyzing post-fire overland flow in U.S. watersheds”
Margot Mattson “Multitemporal image analysis to detect changes in wetland extent and vegetation composition in the Colorado River Delta region”
Camila Abe “Evapotranspiration estimates from remote sensing-based algorithms and flux dower data”
Kelly Hollman “Photoirradiation and degradation kinetics of tire wear particle (TWP) leachates”
Justin Tang “Radar Detection of Narrow Cold Frontal Rainbands (NCFRs) and its Intersections with Urban Southern California Watersheds”
Ryoko Araki “Calibrating using soil moisture seasonality improves water balance in hydrologic models”

Social — Three Sisters Fall Trail Hike

Fall 2021

Margot Mattson “Coastal erosion and flooding in Guayaquil, Ecuador”
Dong-Hyun (Donny) Kim “Using landscape data to hypothesize runoff mechanism alteration in urbanized watersheds”
Lauren Bolotin “Investigating relationships between extreme hourly and sub-hourly precipitation in California”
Ryoko Araki “A unique rainfall-runoff process in a humid tropical forest in Sumatra, Indonesia”
Camila Abe “Physiographic characteristics and low flows in a small watershed of Rondonia, Brazil”
Ryoko Araki “How to Take Smart Notes”
Justin Tang “The Role of Narrow Cold Frontal Rainbands on Urban Flooding in Southern California”
Lauren Bolotin “Classifying Salinity Regimes in Western U.S. Rivers and Streams”

Social — Torrey Pines Beach Hike

Spring 2021

Brent Wilder “Incorporate ECOSTRESS evapotranspiration measurements to improve certainty in post-fire vegetation assessments “
Ye Mu “Forests mitigates drought in an agricultural region of the Brazilian Amazon”
Mireille Garcia “An evaluation of microbial pollutant in a watershed with homeless encampments”
Vincent O’hara-Rhi “Predicting flood extent in urban area”
Gabriela Morales “Agricultural responses to changing water supplies in Imperial Valley, California”
Justin Tang “Narrow Cold Frontal Rain bands and Urban Flooding in Southern California”
Ryoko Araki “A signature-based approach to quantify soil moisture dynamics”

Fall 2020

Brent Wilder “Analyzing Sars-cov-2 in wastewater treatment facilities to inform epidemiological monitoring of Covid-19”
Cheyenne Graves “Rain water harvesting in Southern California”
Gabriela Morales “Agricultural responses to changing water supplies in Imperial Valley, California”
Ryoko Araki “Paper review on soil moisture memory”
Ye Mu “Improving the satellite precipitation estimates for rainfall extremes using a dense rain gauge network over the Brazilian Amazon“
Ryoko Araki “Developing diagnostic signatures from in-situ soil moisture networks under different land-uses”
Brent Wilder “Post-fire Vegetation and Hydrologic Recovery in a Mediterranean Climate”

Spring 2020

Ryoko Araki “How to bridge satellite and in-situ observation of soil moisture?”
Sebastian Gnann “What controls baseflow generation at the catchment scale?”
Gabriela Morales “Agricultural responses to changing water supplies in Imperial Valley, California”
Brent Wilder “An analytical solution for rapidly predicting post-fire peak streamflow for small watersheds in southern California”

Fall 2019

Cheyenne Graves “Life Cycle Analysis”
Vincent O’hara-Rhi “Assessment of oil sampling method”
Mireille Garcia “Storm water management in San Diego”
Ryoko Araki “Rainfall-runoff process in Indonesia”
Jose Calderon “”
Brent Wilder “An analytical solution for rapidly predicting post-fire peak streamflow for small watersheds in southern California”
Danielle Hunt “”
Gabriela Morales “Agricultural responses to changing water supplies in Imperial Valley, California”
Kelly Flint “”