Brian Ham

Brian Ham

Research Hydrologist

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Published on Feb 01, 2017

High Flow on the Plateau!

Hey Supporters!  We wanted to check in and give you an update about the work we've been doing in the New Year.  We've been hard at work getting new gages installed and making field ...

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Published on Dec 08, 2016

Fully Funded!!! ...and then some!

Wow!!!  You folks are AMAZING!  The Karst Springs Initiative is now fully funded (and then some)!  We have been overwhelmed by your generosity.  Now it’s time to hit the ground runn...

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Published on Dec 02, 2016

Boots on the Ground!

Wow!  We've had overwhelming support from all of you karst lovers out there!  It's been exciting to see everyone contribute to this research.  Thank you so much!We're in the last st...

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Published on Nov 23, 2016

TTU Golden Eagles Swoop In!

More exciting news!  Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Department of Earth Sciences is also contributing as a sponsor to the Karst Springs Initiative (KSI).  Dr. Evan Hart a...

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Published on Nov 07, 2016

Solinst Donates to KSI!

We are very happy to announce that Solinst, producer of high-quality datalogging instrumentation, has donated two dataloggers to the Karst Springs Initiative.  Their generous donati...

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Published on Nov 07, 2016

Crawford Hydrology Lab Sponsorship!

We have VERY exciting news!  The Crawford Hydrology Lab (CHL) at Western Kentucky University is sponsoring the Karst Springs Initiative by contributing a datalogger suite to be used on the project....

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Published on Nov 01, 2016

Hello karst fanatics!

We are so excited to be expanding our vision for measuring karst springs in Tennessee!  What began as rambling conversations over campfires and long road trips, is now within our reach.  We've dedi...

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Hi Mark! Thanks for your support. We have a working list of springs on our radar from literature reviews and discussions with other karst scientists and cavers. We'll be releasing more updates as we establish our new spring sites and ultimately documenting our findings (discharge data and range of flows). The "major" spring question is a good one and gets to the heart of why we are doing this research - there is a lot yet to be learned about the hydrology in these groundwater basins. Our general criteria is to target Tennessee springs with the highest discharges. We've done our homework and many hours of field reconnaissance to help us decide where to focus our efforts (the larger TN springs based on information/observations to date). We are in the final stage of prioritizing sites for continuous monitoring stations and you'll be seeing updates pretty soon to show you our monitoring network. Thanks again for your support!
Dec 06, 2016
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Whoa!!!! You put us over the top! We've reached our goal! Thanks SO much!!!
Dec 05, 2016
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Thanks SO much Nashville Grotto! We really appreciate your generous donation!
Dec 05, 2016
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Thanks Brian! We'll be hitting it hard in the coming year, so we appreciate the offer. Hopefully we can line up with your schedule sometime. We'll definitely keep everybody updated and we really appreciate your donation.
Dec 01, 2016
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Thanks Chasity! Really appreciate the donation too. :)
Nov 29, 2016
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Thanks for the support and donation, Chuck!
Nov 29, 2016
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Thanks so much Evan and TTU! We really appreciate the high level of support that TTU faculty and students are offering for the project.
Nov 22, 2016
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Thanks Kirk! We're really excited about the project and appreciate the help!
Nov 22, 2016
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Thanks for the support! We really appreciate it!
Nov 22, 2016
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Bob, we are card-carrying karst compadres continuing the quest to create a consortium to calculate and characterize karst catchments. We picked up your name from a cave register and figured we’d be remiss if we didn’t include you on information related to the project. ;) Thanks SO much for the generous donation!
Nov 16, 2016
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