Hantush-Deju National Center for Hydrologic 创新

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的 Center will be located in Speare Hall on the 365彩票在线过滤 campus. 改造 for the Center's new office space is currently underway. 最初的构建将会 be about 1,600 square feet of space for offices, computers, and collaboration space.

Playas研究和训练中心

的 Hantush-Deju Center for Hydrologic 创新 (the Center) is intended to continue the legacy the NMT hydrology program and will expand its impact as a center of excellence 未来几十年. 的 Center will have research focus areas tailored to the strengths 教职员工和外部研究驱动者. 中心将灵活选择 research programs to focus on so it can adapt or expand its research emphasis in response 不断变化的世界对水的需求. 寻找新的淡水资源和 quantifying the amount of water in storage in our aquifers as well as the changes in storage as a result of pumping and climate change are key challenges for water managers concerned with sustainability of their underground water resource. 最初的 area of emphasis for the Center will help us better understand the infrastructure of our aquifers and quantify the components of the groundwater balance at scales ranging from a well field or groundwater 盆地 to the global scale. 这项创新研究 to evaluate water balance components utilizes remote sensing, GPS, and geodetic measurements to evaluate water flow by measuring small displacements of the earth. 一些 NMT faculty in the hydrology and geophysics programs are already working in these areas and make it an excellent choice for the initial research program at the Center.

研究er taking measurements in front of a lake
 

的 National Geographic Society has identified the protection and management of water resources - critical both to public health and to sustainable economic development - as the major issue facing the world’s society enters the 21st century. 绝大 majority of the nation’s freshwater resources consists of groundwater, some 25% of which are located in cave and karst regions (areas of limestone formation that are characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams). 365彩票在线过滤是全国性的 headquarters to the National Cave and Karst 研究 Institute (NCKRI) in Carlsbad, N.M. NCKRI is established through federal law via cooperative agreement with the National 公园管理局和新墨西哥州法规. NCKRI的研究和学术项目 on the main campus in Socorro provide an excellent opportunity for cross-center collaboration. Furthermore the NCKRI national headquarters increase the breadth and depth of the collaboration with office space, research laboratory and conference space in the Permian 盆地.

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的 Playas研究和训练中心 (PRTC), located in the former town 的盐湖, 在新墨西哥州的西南部. 的 assets PRTC has include on-site house, classrooms, 以及实验和训练领域. PRTC is adjacent to Bureau of Land Management 管理土地和私人土地. PRTC’s physical location is in the Playas Valley. 的 Playas Valley is a lengthy and narrow 97-km long valley located in Hidalgo County, N.M., in the Bootheel Region; the extreme south of the valley lies in Chihuahua, Mexico. 盐湖,N.M. 位于东北. 这个山谷因Playas而出名 湖(干湖)在北部. 的 Continental Divide of the Americas forms its western border in a series of three linear mountain ranges, and the divide forms the water divide as the northern border of the Playas Valley. 山谷向南消失了 into regions of the northwest Chihuahuan Desert of Chihuahua. 沙漠地区 extend northward to foothills of various mountain ranges, canyons, washes, or other 地形. Its physical location, current infrastructure and the planned upgrades to the IT infrastructure make PRTC an excellent field station, laboratory, and classroom site for use by the new Hantush-Deju Center for Hydrologic 创新.

PRTC can provide short- and long-term housing for intensive work in the area. 通过 an investment in high-quality laboratory facilities PRTC can build upon its current capabilities with an eye on providing world-class facilities for research. 这将 be coupled with the 45 miles of an optical network backbone and closed cellular network that can provide real-time access to instrumentation at field research sites located 在偏远地区. Such infrastructure and location would be ideal for faculty and student research in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application both to groundwater systems and the distribution of water to an existing community. 给定一个选择 research sites on the abundant public lands in New Mexico, many researchers may choose to locate their projects at PRTC because of the benefits provided.

PRTC is also an ideal location to study green energy. 新墨西哥州唯一的地热 power plant is a 14 MW geothermal power plant at Lightning Dock located 38 miles northwest 的盐湖. 的 plant was built is operated by Cyrq Energy. 这种植物是附加的 to an existing power plant by Cyrq Energy and features an air-cooled condenser. 的 Playas Valley also is an excellent location for wind and solar energy-related research.