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Post-wildfire debris flows

Post-wildfire debris flows pose severe hazards to communities and infrastructure near and within recently burned mountainous terrain. Intense heat of wildfires changes the runoff characteristics of a watershed by combusting the vegetative canopy, litter, and duff, introducing ash into the soil and creating water repellant soils. Following wildfire, rainfall on bare ground is less able to infiltrat
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Joseph Gartner, Jason W. Kean, Francis K. Rengers, Scott W. McCoy, Nina S. Oakley, Gary J. Sheridan

How diverse is the toolbox? A review of management actions to conserve or restore coregonines

Over the past centuries, coregonines have been exposed to a range of stressors that have led to extinctions, extirpations, and speciation reversals. Given that some populations remain at risk and fishery managers have begun restoring coregonines where they have been extirpated, we reviewed the primary and gray literature to describe the diversity of coregonine restoration or conservation actions t
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David Bunnell, Orlane Anneville, Jan Baer, Colin Bean, Kimmo Kahlilainen, Alfred Sandstrom, Oliver Selz, Pascal Vonlanthen, Josef Wanzenbock, Brian C. Weidel

Paleogene sedimentary basin development in southern Nevada, USA

The cause of the transition from Mesozoic and early Cenozoic crustal shortening to later extension in the western United States is debated. In many parts of the extant Sevier hinterland, now the Basin and Range Province, the sedimentary sections that provide the most direct record of that transition remain poorly studied and lack meaningful age control. In this paper, we present field characteriza
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Jens-Erik Lundstern, Theresa Maude Schwartz, Cameron Mark Mercer, Joseph Colgan, Jeremiah B. Workman, Leah E. Morgan

A comparison of contemporary and historical hydrology and water quality in the foothills and coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic Slope, northern Alaska

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique landscape in northern Alaska with limited water resources, substantial biodiversity of rare and threatened species, as well as oil and gas resources. The region has unique hydrology related to perennial springs, and the formation of large aufeis fields—sheets of ice that grow in the river channels where water reaches the surface in the winter and fre
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Joshua C. Koch, Heather Best, Carson Baughman, Charles Couvillion, Michael P. Carey, Jeff Conaway

Performance-based earthquake early warning for tall buildings

The ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system aims to issue an advance warning to residents on the West Coast of the United States seconds before the ground shaking arrives, if the expected ground shaking exceeds a certain threshold. However, residents in tall buildings may experience much greater motion due to the dynamic response of the buildings. Therefore, there is an ongoing effort to
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S. Farid Ghahari, Khachik Sargsyan, Grace Alexandra Parker, Dan Swensen, Mehmet Çelebi, Hamid Haddadi, Ertugrul Taciroglu

Evaluation of in vitro treatments against the causative agent of Diadema antillarum scuticociliatosis (DaSc)

ABSTRACT: In the 1980s, a mass die-off of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum occurred on Florida and Caribbean coral reefs. D. antillarum populations largely did not recover, and in 2022, remaining populations experienced another mass mortality event. A ciliate most similar to Philaster apodigitiformis was identified as the causative agent of the 2022 event, which was named D. antillaru
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James S. Evans, Julie Jenice Voelschow, Isabella T. Ritchie, Mya Breitbart, Ian Hewson, Christina A. Kellogg

Assessing influence from wastewater treatment facilities on Glorieta Creek and the Pecos River within Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico, February–October 2022

The Pecos National Historical Park protects 2.9 miles of the Pecos River and part of Glorieta Creek within the park boundaries. Updated water-quality data can assist resource managers in determining if effluent from two nearby wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is affecting the quality of the water in the Pecos River and Glorieta Creek within the park. Water samples were collected four times in 2
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K. Wilkins, K.R. Beisner, R.E. Travis

Water cycle processes [poster]

DescriptionThe water cycle describes how water moves from Earth’s surface into the atmosphere, then back to the surface again or to below Earth’s surface. This educational poster depicts five key water-cycle processes that transport or transform water between states: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, and infiltration. It illustrates examples of natural and human interactions
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Eliza Anderson, Sophie Hill, Ryan Nixon, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Gregory Carling, Bryan Hopkins, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Elizabeth Bailey

Where is the water? Agriculture [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates agricultural water use, how water moves, and different ways that water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Bryan Hopkins, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Coast [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is on the coast, how water moves, and different ways that water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Richard Gill, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Desert [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in a desert environment, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Gregory Carling, Josh Lemonte, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon

Where is the water? Forest [poster]

DescriptionWater is an integral part of how we interact with the environment and live our everyday lives. This educational poster illustrates where water is in forests, how it moves, and different ways water is used both naturally and through human interaction. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences and younger.
Authors
Simona Love, Sophie Hill, Gregory Carling, Benjamin Abbott, Raymond Lee, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Bailey, Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Ryan Nixon