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GeoPathway Interns in the field with AZGS

Two NSF-funded GeoPathways interns, Iaos Lizarazu and Jake Ridlinghafer, are assisting Ann Youberg (AZGS) and Luke McGuire (GeoSciences) with collecting post-wildfire debris flow data this summer.

Our goals are two-fold: 1) to expand our existing database of post-fire debris-flow basins and associated rainfall to better define rainfall-intensity duration thresholds for triggering post-fire debris flows; and 2) to begin collecting the data necessary to develop a model to predict post-fire debris-flow inundation limits for hazard assessments. Jake is in UA’s GeoSciences program and Iaos is in the Hydrology program.

GeoPathway is an NSF funded project providing research experience for geoscience students who have recently transferred to the Univ. of Arizona from Pima Community College. Dr. Karl Flessa is the PI.

Ann Youberg

Figure. AZGS GeoPathway interns, Jake and Iaos, admiring a rockfall boulder that landed on flood debris in Kellner Canyon, near Globe, Arizona. (