Purdue Water Community

Laura Bowling

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Laura’s research focuses on how hydrologic processes are altered through human intervention across multiple scales and ecosystems in the northern hemisphere. Specific research projects utilize a combination of remote sensing, field data collection and hydrologic models to identify gaps in knowledge and improve predictive capabilities of hydrologic simulation models in order to predict the hydrologic consequences of environmental change (i.e. land use and climate change). In particular, she is interested in the interaction between surface climatology and the processes that control runoff production in the Arctic (snow melt, sublimation, lakes and wetlands, and permafrost) at large spatial scales, and the sensitivity of these systems to observed changes in climate. Her current working is on the diagnosis and prognosis of effects of changes in lake and wetland extent on the regional carbon balance of northern Eurasia.

Selected Publications

Bohn, T. J., D. P. Lettenmaier, K. Sathulur, L. C. Bowling, E. Podest, K. C. McDonald, and T. Friborg, 2007: Methane emissions from western Siberian wetlands: heterogeneity and sensitivity to climate change, Environmental Research Letters 2, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/045015

Su, F., J.C. Adam, L.C. Bowling, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2005, Streamflow simulations of the terrestrial Arctic domain , Journal of Geophysical Research,110, D08112, doi:10.1029/2004JD005518.

Doten, C.O., L.C. Bowling, E.P. Maurer, J.S. Lanini and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2005, A spatially distributed model for the dynamic prediction of sediment erosion and transport in mountainous forested watersheds, Water Resources Research, Vol. 42, No. 4, W0441710.1029/2004WR003829.

Bowling, L.C., J.W. Pomeroy and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2004. Parameterization of blowing snow sublimation in a macroscale hydrology model, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 5(5).

Bowling, L. C., D. L. Kane, R. e. Gieck, L. D. Hinzman and D. P. Lettenmaier, 2003: The role of surface storage in a low-gradient Arctic watershed, Water Resources Research 39(4):2087-1099.

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