Research in the Water Resources Engineering group covers a wide range
of topics and uses a wide range of methodologies, from theoretical to
experimental (lab & field), to computational. Detailed
descriptions of research projects are found at individual faculty
members' websites. Summaries of representative projects are
- Tidal Modeling of Glacier Bay National
National Park Service
Glacier Bay is a recently deglaciated fjord system in southeast
Alaska. Its importance derives from its function as a 'living
laboratory' within which to study climate change and the interactions
between marine, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems. PSU
researchers have been studying the tidal circulation patterns in the
bay and the timing and magnitude of freshwater inputs to the bay.
results of this research will be used by park biologists to better
manage the resources of this extraordinary system.
to the R/V Capelin, operated by the NPS.
of the tidewater Margerie Glacier from Tarr Inlet.