PhD, Utrecht University, The Netherlands , 2009
My research focuses on tracking water through the Critical Zone. Using a combination of naturally occurring radioactive and stable isotopes, I hope to identify the sources, pathways and residence times of water leaving the catchment as either streamflow or evapotranspiration. The goal is to estimate the total water storage volume in the soil and weathered bedrock, and to gain insight in the plant water strategies under drought stress and normal condition. Future research will include integrating this new knowledge into a fully-coupled surface-subsurface numerical model (ParFlow) of the Providence Creek catchment.
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Water Storage, Mixing and Transit Times During a Multiyear Drought. Van Der Velde, Y.; Visser, A.; Thaw, M.; Safeeq, M. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23E-1731.
New Applications of Cosmogenic Radioactive Isotopes to Study Water Travel Times. Visser, A.; Thaw, M.; Dinhart, A.; Bibby, R. K.; Esser, B. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23K-01.
Investigating Unsaturated Zone Travel Times with Tritium and Stable Isotopes. Visser, A.; Thaw, M.; Van Der Velde, Y. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23E1729.
Tracking water through the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory using radioactive and stable isotopes . Thaw, M.; Visser, A.; Deinhart, A.L.; Sharp, M.; Everhart, A.; Bibby, R.K.; Conklin, M.H. (2016): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2016. Abstract H31K-07.
Variability of Residence Time tracer Concentrations at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory during the California Drought. Visser, A., Thaw, M., Stacy, E., Hunsaker, C., Bibby, R., Deinhart, A.L., Schorzman, K., Egnatuk, C., Conklin, M., Esser, B. (2015): H21F Hydrochronology: Advances in Tracer Methods, Modeling Techniques, and Applications of Residence Times in Hydrology Research I Posters., presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
13 Mar 2018 - Meet the minds behind the data! Caitlin specializes in modeling water fluxes from drop to catchment scale, tracking water through the Critical Zone.