Melissa Clutter (Univ. of Arizona, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences) research presentation
- Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Animal Biosciences Building, 138 - view map
The Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership and the Graduate School cordially invite you to a research presentation by Melissa Clutter, Sloan Scholar, NSF GRFP Fellow, PhD Candidate in Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at Univ. Arizona, entitled “A simple, robust design of field measurements for evapotranspiration barriers using universal multiple linear regression.”
Melissa’s research focuses on bridging the gap between science and decision-making, in particular optimizing measurement network designs. Surface barriers are commonly installed to reduce downward water movement into contaminated zones. Specifically, evapotranspiration (ET) barriers are used to store and release water (via ET) prior to percolation to an underlying waste zone. Her study used existing Prototype Hanford Barrier (PHB) data, simulated model data, and a dimensionality reduction approach called universal multiple linear regression (uMLR) to optimize the number of sensors in the PHB field site.
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