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Danny Tappa: Next Flores group graduate alum!

Danny Tappa: Next Flores group graduate alum!

Having successfully defended his Masters Thesis, “Isotopic Composition of Precipitation in a Topographically Complex, Seasonally Snow-dominated Watershed: Hydrometeorological Controls and Variations from the Global Meteoric Water Line,” Danny Tappa became the second graduate student to graduate from the Flores group. Danny’s thesis involved an analysis of approximately 400 samples of precipitation, snow and streamflow from the Treasure Valley region of southwest Idaho in an effort to establish a local meteoric water line for the region and understand how hydrometeorology and potential moisture source regions impact the isotopic composition of precipitation. The study is being prepared for publication and will serve to enhance the use of stable isotope tracers for hydrological investigations in southwest Idaho. Analyses were performed in the Stable Isotope Lab at Boise State and would not have been possible without the help of Dr. Sam Evans, lab manager. Professors Matt Kohn, Jim McNamara, and Shawn Benner served as thesis committee members. Congrats Danny!!!

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