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Gooseff, Mike



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research overview

  • Dr. Gooseff's research is focused on the intersections of earth systems and ecosystems focusing on hydrology, solute transport, watersheds, streams and glaciers. His research focuses on stream-groundwater interactions, hyporheic exchange, stream/hyporheic restoration, and climate change in polar and temperate regions. Along with his colleagues and students, he conducts field experiments/monitoring and numerical modeling studies to uncover new knowledge about how natural systems function and how they respond to change. Dr. Gooseff is the lead PI of the McMurdo Long-Term Ecological Research project, based in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica. He also conducts research in Arctic Alaska and mountain watersheds in Colorado.


  • Colorado River, water quality, rivers, streams, aquatic pollution, stream-groundwater interactions, hyporheic zones, biogeochemical cycling, pollutant transport and fate


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courses taught

  • CVEN 3313 - Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    Basic principles of fluid mechanic. Covers fluid properties, hydrostatics, fluid flow concepts, including continuity, energy, momentum, dimensional analysis and similitude and flow in closed conduits. Same as CHEN 3200 and MCEN 3021.
  • CVEN 3323 - Hydraulic Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies hydraulic engineering theory and applications. Topics include incompressible flow in conduits, pipe system analysis and design, open channel flow, flow measurement, analysis and design of hydraulic machinery.
  • CVEN 4833 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2023
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • CVEN 4899 - Civil Engineering Senior Project Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Provides a simulated real world design and construction planning experience where teams integrate across multiple civil engineering sub-disciplines to create a solution that satisfies multiple constraints, including design, client requirements, budget, schedule, technical, regulatory, and societal. Final deliverables include: detailed design drawings, specifications, cost estimate, project schedule, construction plan, oral and written presentation.
  • CVEN 5323 - Applied Stream Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Emphasizes the integration of hydrologic, chemical, and biological processes in controlling river, stream, and reservoir ecosystems at several spatial scales. Students apply ecosystem concepts to current environmental and water quality problems and learn field methods in field trips and a team project.
  • CVEN 5333 - Physical Hydrology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces hydrology as a quantitative science describing the occurrence, distribution and movement of water at and near the surface of the earth. Develops a quantitative understanding of atmospheric water, infiltration, evapotranspiration and surface runoff. Studies global climatology and large scale climate drivers of regional hydrology at interannual time scales. Solves engineering problems related to water resources. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4333.
  • CVEN 5833 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2023
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.
  • CVEN 6393 - Hydrologic Sciences and Water Resources Engineering Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Provides a broad introduction to a variety of research topics from hydrologic sciences and water resources engineering. Offered as a one-hour weekly seminar by the departmental water faculty, graduate students,and external speakers.
  • CVEN 6953 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022
  • EVEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


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