Monday, February 21, 2011

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle

There is a new issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle now available online. The newsletter is a one-stop source for the latest news from the Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home of UW-Madison’s Sea Grant and Water Resources institutes.

In t
his issue, Carolyn Rumery Betz describes the launch of a new online Wisconsin Coastal Atlas. She describes the atlas as "...more like an electronic toolbox filled with a variety of Web applications designed to help guide decision-making about coastal management on the Great Lakes."

Also in this issue is an article on using new technology to record groundwater movement. Jean Bahr and David Hart are using fiber optics to see
the effects of water withdrawals from layers of bedrock, including shale and sandstone, particularly if they affect critical discharge zones such as springs. Watch the video to learn more.

Take a look at the full issue online.

Happy reading!