Purdue Hydrology


ABE is moving

The ABE department is moving to swing space in Lily Hall of Life Sciences at the end of April.  We will be there for the next ~2.5 years until work on our new and remodeled building is completed.

Just Published

Dr. Bowling and Dr. Cherkauer are co-authors on a chapter about water in the recently published book How to Feed the World.

Saadat, S., L. Bowling, J. Frankenberger, and E. Kladivko (2018). Estimating Drain Flow from Measured Water Table Depth in Layered Soils under Free and Controlled Drainage. Journal of Hydrology 556: 339-348. 

Our research group currently consists of two faculty members and fourteen graduate research assistants, focusing primarily on the hydrologic impacts of environmental change at a range of scales, through the use of in-situ data collection, remote sensing and hydrologic models.

Current interests being pursued in the hydrologic impacts group can be broadly grouped into these general areas: 

I. Evaluating the role of land management

II. Characterizing the effects of landcover/land-use change

III. Predicting hydrologic change in cold regions

IV. Climate change impacts on regional hydrology

V. Remote sensing of water quality in rivers and lakes and the phenology of agricultural crops

VI. Improving the simulation of agricultural crops in the face of a changing climate

If you are interested in joining our group, please visit either the Agronomy Department or Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department for graduate application instructions.