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How much rain does it take to cause a landslide?

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents a rigorous analysis of rainfall thresholds for landslides. This was based on a long-term landslide catalogue of more than 2000 landslides over a 40-year period in Switzerland, and a gridded daily precipitation data set. The authors compared the predictive performance.... more

New insights on the range of pore scale displacement events

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper reports on an experimental study on pore scale flow regimes during immiscible displacement of brine by CO2. Using fluorescence microscopy, the dominant flow regime observed in a heterogeneous 2D micromodel pattern is capillary fingering. The experimental technique used.... more

Exploring nitrate dynamics in an urban watershed

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper discusses nitrate dynamics in an urban watershed using in-stream nitrate time series sampled with very high resolution. There have been very few such studies in urban environments, making this of particular interest. The authors investigated the discharge-concentration.... more

Water quality improvements increase home prices in Narragansett Bay

Blog— Improvements in water quality in Narragansett Bay have had a positive impact on property values in the surrounding areas and future improvements to water quality could continue to benefit nearby property, a new study finds. The study combined home price data from 1992 to 2013 for neighborhoods.... more

A network approach to understanding ecosystem processes

Editor’s Highlight—   Temporal Information Partitioning Networks (TIPNets) is an approach presented by the authors of this paper to analyze information flows within a network of interacting variables. They apply the method to data from a weather station, showing how network characteristics differ between.... more

How Does Wind Push Water?

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— A new 3-D model shows how wind affects hydrodynamic mixing in a northern Italian lake.  When wind blows across a lake’s surface, it pushes the water downwind, inducing periodic currents below the surface (called “internal waves”), which are characterized by vertical.... more