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CEE6930 Special Problems: Advanced Hydrology through CUAHSI Virtual University

ONLINE course offered at Utah State University as part of CUAHSI Virtual University, Fall 2022.

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CUAHSI Virtual University is a unique national online course, consisting of modules on highly specialized hydrology topics from recent research advances. Its aim is to enhance the depth of graduate course offerings at universities across the nation. Students from participating universities can enroll in a subset of modules of their choosing, resulting in collaborations between instructors and students at different universities. Students earn credit at their home institutions.

Classes are presented online using Zoom and Canvas by the instructor from a participating University. You attend online from any computer.  

The course runs from September through December.  There are 8 separate modules, each offered by an instructor at one of the participating universities scheduled in a four week block at the times below. Students choose which of these modules they want to do, and may register for any number of modules.


Register for one credit of CEE 6930 for each module you plan to do. Each module is significant work, and three modules is regarded as equivalent to a full semester course.

You need to register twice.  Register at Utah State University, for CEE 6930 (CRN 43940).  Register separately at CUAHSI here. Please email david.tarboton@usu.edu to let me know of your registration and the modules you intend to do so that I can verify you are entered properly in both places.


  Sept 7-Oct 4 Oct 10-Nov 3 Nov 9-Dec 8
11:00 am -12:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 10:30 am MT
Crop-Groundwater Interactions
Steve Loheide, University of Wisconsin
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm MT
Open and Reproducible Research Computing
Alejandro Flores, Boise State University
Stream Solute Tracers: What, why, & how?
Adam Ward, Indiana University
Hydrological Catchment Modeling Using Bucket-Type Models
Jan Seibert, University of Zurich
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 10:30 am MT
  Hydrologic Data Visualization
Sam Zipper, University of Kansas
Applications of Drones and UAS in Hydrology
Scott Tyler, University of Nevada – Reno
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm MT
Applying Geographic Information Systems for Terrain and Watershed Analysis in Hydrology
David Tarboton, Utah State University
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET / 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm MT
   Modeling Watershed Dynamics Using Landlab
Erkan Istanbulluoglu, University of Washington

Dates and times for USU coordination meetings
(to be finalized later based on student schedules and availability)

  • Thursday September 1, 4 pm UWRL 3rd floor conference room USU organizational meeting
  • Thursday October 6, 4 pm UWRL 3rd floor conference room USU module 1/2 transition meeting
  • Tuesday November 8, 4 pm UWRL 2nd floor conference room USU module 2/3 transiton meeting
  • Thursday December 8, 4:30 pm UWRL 2nd floor conference room USU end of semester meeting