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U.S. Representative John Carney visits UD, CEOE

U.S. Rep. John Carney visited the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to talk about the University’s ongoing coastal resiliency research and outreach in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and administered programs as part of a weeklong climate change tour of Delaware.

Drought Conditions Indicators for Delaware

Summary of Water Conditions for Delaware website screen shot for March 2015

The DGS will research past performance of the Water Conditions Index (WCI) for Northern New Castle County, as compared with other established drought indicators, and investigate modifying the WCI, if needed. We will also investigate the feasibility of quantifying water conditions in Kent and Sussex Counties by analyzing factors that are most important to these regions (i.e., precipitation, groundwater for agricultural irrigation, etc….)

New Instrumentation for Water Budget Evaluation

Eddy Covariance Instrumentation
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The Delaware Environmental Observation System (DEOS) and the Delaware Geological Survey have acquired and installed new instrumentation to measure evapotranspiration (ET). The eddy covariance (EC) instrument system, purchased with support from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, will improve the ability to quantify ET during agricultural and water supply drought periods and improve water availability estimates for resource managers.

New Instrumentation for Water Budget Evaluation

New eddy covariance instrument for measuring evapotranspiration

The Delaware Environmental Observation System (DEOS) and the Delaware Geological Survey have recently acquired new instrumentation to measure evapotranspiration (ET). The purchase of an eddy covariance instrument, partially supported by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, will improve the ability to quantify ET during agricultural and water supply drought periods and improve water availability estimates for resource managers.

Regional partners to focus on sea-level rise in Delaware

A new partnership of scientists and federal officials from Delaware to Virginia will take a regional look at sea-level rise and how best to prepare for the impacts, including shoreline loss and increased flooding from storms.

Hurricane Sandy Q&A - Experts at UD aid state, National Weather Service during storm

4:37 p.m., Oct. 31, 2012--The Office of the State Climatologist and the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), both based at the University of Delaware, provided the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the National Weather Service with weather, coastal flooding and stream flooding information for Delaware during Hurricane Sandy.

Stream and Tide Gage Data for Hurricane Sandy

GOES Satellite Image of Hurricane Sandy (Image provided by NASA)

Hurricane Sandy was a major storm event for the tidal areas of Delaware. As a part of the mission of the Delaware Geological Survey, we have compiled preliminary data related to Delaware tide and stream levels related to the Hurricane Sandy and compared them with previous flooding records.

Effect of tropical storms Irene and Lee on groundwater levels in well Qb35-08 near Laurel, Delaware

Rapid, significant groundwater recharge occurred in response to tropical storms Irene and Lee.a

Effect of tropical storms Irene and Lee on groundwater levels in well Qb35-08

Plot of groundwater levels, groundwater temperature, and rainfall near Laurel, Delaware

Tropical storms Irene and Lee caused a 9-1/2 foot rise of the water table in western Sussex County near Laurel. Groundwater levels and temperatures in Qb35-08 were collected with an automated pressure-temperature datalogger system. At the same time, rainfall and soil moisture data were recorded by the DEOS Laurel Airport station located approximately 5 miles from the well.

A flood of innovation - UD and the state work together to mitigate coastal flooding in Delaware

Two state agencies, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), collaborated with the University of Delaware and the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) and found an answer in the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS). DEOS was created in 2003 as a real-time, regional monitoring system that provides data on weather conditions, water levels, snow depth, and various other environmental factors obtained from automated weather stations in and around the state.

Water Conditions Summary Station Map

Map displaying all observing stations monitored by DGS for current and long-term conditions as part of the Water Conditions Summary for Delaware.

Meteorological Station: Greenwood

Greenwood Meterological Station

Station Type: 
Meteorological
Period of Record: 
1986 to present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.80706,-75.59132

Meteorological Station: City of Lewes

City of Lewes Meteorological Station

Station Type: 
Meteorological
Period of Record: 
1949 to Mar 2011
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.769555,-75.138527

Real-time Data and Graphs from DEOS

Below are graphs and charts of current environmental data from the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS.) Select a station below to near see real-time data tables and graphs.

Meteorological Station: Town of Selbyville

Town of Selbyville Meterological Station

Station Type: 
Meteorological
Period of Record: 
1994 to Present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.466667,-75.216667

Meteorological Station: University of Delaware Ag Farm

University of Delaware Ag Farm Weather Station

Station Type: 
Meteorological
Period of Record: 
1949 to Present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
New Castle County
Map Location: 
39.66667,-75.75