Engineering Geology and Hydrology
Baylor Geology is well-known for applied research on surface-water hydrology and channel erosion using the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) model applied to predicting erosion and runoff. These areas in north-central Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) are becoming increasingly urbanized, resulting in loss of surfaces for infiltration of precipitation and consequent flash-flooding in small, under-fit streams. Research areas also include the Riesel (TX) Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory (http://www.ars.usda.gov/spa/dharmel).
Dr. Jeff ArnoldVisiting Faculty Member - USDA-ARS in Temple, TX
(Ph.D., Purdue University)