Entries by Shawn Jaker

Impacts of SWAT Modeling of Non-Point Source Pollution in Depression-Dominated Basins under Varying Hydroclimatic Conditions

By Jenna Peneueta-Snyder A leading cause of water quality issues is nonpoint source pollution (NPS) caused by agricultural practices and run off. Current models may not be able to adequately analyze these areas because depression-dominated basin areas are most vulnerable to NPS pollution. SWAT Modeling of Non-Point Source Pollution in Depression-Dominated Basins under Varying Hydroclimatic […]

Hopped up on Nanoscience

By Ashley Rone Nanotechnology is an important part of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This type of technology relies on controlling matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. A particle is considered a nanoparticle if its dimensions are less than 100 nanometers in size which means they are not visible to the naked eye. […]

Northern Great Plains Blizzards

By Jenna Peneueta-Snyder North Dakota is the reported blizzard capital of the United States. With global temperatures on the rise, what does this mean for the future of potential blizzards in the Northern Great Plains? Dr. Aaron Kennedy, CRCS co-lead and Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at UND, presented, “Identifying Northern Great Plains Blizzards in […]

Wetland Loss can Impact Long-term Flood Risks

By: Ashley Rone Wetlands are a crucial part of the natural environment that provide a habitat to animals and plants, improve water quality, and reduce flood potential. The loss of wetlands changes stream and river chemistry and can alter the way ecosystems function. The decrease in water leads to an increase in pollutants that are […]