2018 Graduate Student Showcase

Degree Program

Hydrology, MS

Major Advisor Name

Jen Pierce

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


Our study uses three years of continuous dust collector data to characterize spatial and temporal variations in aeolian deposition following a fire in the northern Great Basin. Seasonal variation in aeolian deposition is pronounced. The fall months produce greater dust fluxes than the rest of the year. Immediately following the fire, an increase in the mass and grain size distribution of deposits indicates that material sourced from within the burned perimeter is actively entrained and deposited proximal to the burned area. Aeolian deposition of carbon and sediment returned to pre-disturbance levels within one growing season.

Funding Information

National Science Foundation RAPID Grant - 1600816