Most of us think nothing of rainfall or where it goes, unless it leads to flooding or landslides. But soil scientists have been studying how water moves across or through soil for decades. Daniel Hirmas, a professor at University of Kansas, and his team may be taking the study of soil hydrology to some exciting new territory. Territory that may help soil scientists manage water resources better.
Why is Hirmas trying to predict water movement in soil?
"There are a number of reasons why more accurate predictions of water flow is important. Better management of water resources is one," Hirmas says.