university of idaho

computational hydrology



Geothermal Systems

Lady Knox Geyser, New Zealand   Bubbling mud pots in New Zealand, geysers in Nevada, steaming fumeroles in Oregon… the other-worldly beauty of geothermal systems has the power to inspire and capture the imagination in a way that few can. At the same time, hot springs may hold the key to mysteries such as the origin of life on our planet. Many people only think of geothermal as a clean, alternative energy source, but the Computational Hydrology Group is pursuing interdisciplinary investigations in geothermal systems with applications to microbiology, geochemical cycling, thermal-mechanical coupled processes, and even recreation and tourism! Browse the papers in our publications list for more information on our research in geothermal systems, or email Dr. Jerry Fairley at

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