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BENJAMIN ABBAN

University of Iowa
Years in Grad School: 2

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    Mauri Pelto

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    May 22, 2012 | 09:05 a.m.

    This project has an interesting potential, for differential diagnosis of the sources of sediments. I was not clear on what type of stream sampling was completed for model verification, how often it was done and in how many locations? The video is poor, use videos as a chance to provide a compelling big picture idea of why the research is important and work in the field, not a recitation of the poster.

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    Benjamin Abban

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    May 22, 2012 | 01:01 p.m.

    Thanks Mauri. The stream sampled data used in the study presented in the poster was obtained using several in-situ sampling traps considered to have minimal impact on the flow field. The stream sampling is only done at the watershed outlet and the samples are collected over a period of time depending on the size of the watershed – they are time-integrated.

    Thanks for the comment on the video… The purpose was to introduce the problems associated with excessive amounts of sediment and to provide a general overview of the Bayesian model being presented. The poster, on the other hand, provides more specific details on the model and the research being performed and gives a sample application.

  • May 22, 2012 | 12:28 p.m.

    Benjamin – An interesting project that is critical to understanding increases in extreme climate events and thus transport of sediments to our inland waters. I liked your video – it was informative, well-organized and clearly presented the basic elements of your project. Good luck with your project.

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    Benjamin Abban

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    May 22, 2012 | 01:21 p.m.

    Thanks Craig.

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