Water's Signature

12/4/2018; 7 minutes

Katherine Markovich, PhD teamed up with fellow graduate students Stephen Maples and Lauren Foster in the NSF Climate Change Water and Society Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (CCWAS IGERT) to study water resources in Chile. Using water's signature, the isotopic values for snow, rivers, and groundwater, Dr. Katie Markovich is developing an understanding of Chile's water portfolio under different climate conditions. Like many of Graham Fogg's students at UC Davis, she relies on high-powered models to describe future scenarios. California and Chile's Mediterranean climate is changing, and hydrological research will help water managers in both areas prepare infrastructure for different conditions. (#34329)

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