Water cycle change from various impacts

Scientific management of climate change

The water cycle, from the atmosphere across and through the land or ice surface, and back to the ocean, is the most important biogeochemical cycle on the planet, responsible for maintaining life. Our group focuses on measurement of the volumes and chemistry of these waters as they traverse our terrestrial world.

Through the development of novel fiber-optic based sensors, as well as unmanned aircraft sensors, we can now observe the surface of the earth at scales ranging from millimeters to kilometers to understand the changes in the water cycle from human and natural drivers.

From measurements of Antarctic glacier melting to the aquatic habitat of some of the world's rarest fishes, Tyler's laboratory at UNR has detected significant changes in the water cycle that are now being used to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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