Facilities & Equipment
The Water Resources and Remote Sensing Laboratory (WRRSL) is equipped for conducting field hydrology/hydrogeology, remote sensing/GIS image processing, hydrologic modeling, statistical analyses, and database development. The WRRSL is comprised of a distributed computing systems facility consisting of a Windows® based network server, twelve workstations and assorted imaging and printing devices. These systems and the imaging/printing devices are networked together on a 100 TCP/IP switched network to allow sharing of all of their resources. This network is linked into the Internet through UGA’s backbone.
Computing Equipment Specifications
Network Server, Workstations and Mobile Devices:
One (1) network server with Dual Intel® Xeon E5620 processors, Intel® RAID 6GB/s storage controller, 36TB local hard drive storage, 24GB random access memory (RAM) running Windows Server® 2008 R2 64-bit operating systems. The server is housed in an I-Star WQ-990 server rack with an external APC1500 Smart-UPS power backup system.
Two (2) Dell™ Vostro™ 460 processing computers with Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 1.2TB solid state local hard drive (SSD) storage, 16GB random access memory (RAM) running Windows 7® 64-bit operating systems.
Four (7) Dell™ Vostro™ 260 processing computers with Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 500GB local hard drive storage, 8GB random access memory (RAM) running Windows 7® 64-bit operating systems.
One (1) Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 series convertible tablet / laptop computer with Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive storage, 6GB random access memory (RAM) running Windows 7® 64-bit operating systems. The CF-C1 laptop has a 12.1-inch widescreen LED multi touch screen, Bluetooth v2.1 adaptor and Gigabit Ethernet/WLAN 802.11 network adaptors for network connections capability. The Panasonic CF-C1 has multiple interface capabilities and dual battery system.
One (1) Panasonic Toughbook S10 series laptop computer with Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive storage, 6GB random access memory (RAM) running Windows 7® 64-bit operating systems. The S10 laptop has a 12.1-inch widescreen LED screen, Bluetooth v2.1 adaptor and Gigabit Ethernet/WLAN 802.11 network adaptors for network connections capability. The Panasonic S10 has multiple interface capabilities.
Processing and Modeling Software:
- ArcGIS®: Software for working with maps and geographic information.
- ENVI®: Geospatial imagery analysis and processing application.
- IDL®: Programming language used for data analysis image processing.
- SARscape®: Software for the processing of SAR/InSAR data.
- HOBOware® Software: Logger management, data graphing, data analysis, and data export.
- RESDEM©: IDL program for the processing and analysis of remote sensing data sets.
- CLIMsystems – SimCLIM®: Examining climate variability and change over time and space.
- Geochemistry Workbench®: Geochemical modeling software.
- MIKE-SHE®: Coupled integrated hydrological modeling.
- ArcSWAT®: ArcGIS-ArcView extension and graphical user input interface for SWAT.
- Visual MODFLOW®: Graphical interface for MODFLOW.
- VS2DI® (USGS): Graphical software for simulating flow and transport in saturated media.
WRRS – Field Equipment
The Water Resources and Remote Sensing Laboratory (WRRSL) is equipped to perform field-based geological and hydrological assessments and water quality analyses using an assortment of traditional and developmental-based methods.
Field Equipment Specifications
Water Chemistry (Quality):One (1) CHEMetrics V-2000 Multi-Analytic Photometer, One (1) YSI 556 Multi-parameter System with barometer, One (1) Oakton Multi Meter – PCS Testr 35 with dual display LCD water chemistry meter.
Water Flow and Depth Measurement Equipment: One (1) USGS Price AA Flow and Current Meter, One (1) USGS Pygmy Flow and Current Meter, One (1) AquaCalc 5000 Digital Flow Computer, One (1) Global Water Flow Probe Digital Water Velocity Meter, One (1) General Flow-watch Flow-meter, Two (2) Heron dipper-T 100ft/30m Water Level Meters, Multiple Fiberglass Stream Staff Gauges.
Water Sampling Equipment and Supplies: One (1) Proactive Environmental Mini-Monsoon, EcoBailers: clear disposable PVC sampling bailers, Whatman Syringe Filter – GD/X, PP, pore size 0.45um, BD Luer-Lok 60ml needles Syringes, Nalgene Narrow-Mouth Environmental Sample Bottles, Nalgene Narrow-Mouth Environmental Sample Bottles – 500mL/16-oz. capacity.
Specialty Analysis Equipment: One (1) Water Level Logger 0-30′ (U20-001-01), HOBO Water Level data logger Two (2) Waterproof Data Shuttles (U-DTW-1), Two (2) Pendant Data-logging Rain Gauges (RG3-M, RG3) HOBO Pendant Event data logger, Four (4) HOBO Industrial Data Loggers – 4 inputs each logger (U12-008): The HOBO U12-008, Multiple U12 Air/Water/Soil Temp Sensors with 20′ and 6′ cable (TMC20-HD), Multiple Temperature Pendant Data Logger 64K (UA-001-64 w/alarm): Miniature, waterproof one-channel temperature data logger, Multiple Jet Fill Tensiometers, Multiple Bright Dyes TM: Fluorescent liquid and tablet dye tracing systems with LED UV Flashlights, One (1) Soil Moisture Equipment (SME) – 2830K1 Double Ring Infiltrometer Kit, One (1) Soil Moisture Equipment (SME) – 2800K1 Guelph Permeameter Kit
Soil Sampling: One (1) AMS Soil Sampling Auger Equipment Set, One (1) Munsell Soil Color Chart for classifying colors of various soils during analysis, Two (2) Keck Sand Shakers
Field Survey: Two (2) Garmin GPSMAP 62 field survey tapes, Six (6) Keson OTR-18M-300 field survey tapes, Four (4) Keson OTR-18M-50 field tapes, One (1) Keson Roadrunner RR30: field measuring wheel with 5-digit counter (feet or meter).