Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cathy Wilson is an observational and computational hydrologist and geomorphologist. Her interests include the development of hydrologic and geomorphic models informed by multi-disciplinary and multi-scale observations.
Dr Wilson started her career at CSIRO in Australia, where she led the erosion and sedimentation program in the multi-institution Cooperative Research Center for Catchment Hydrology. At LANL she led projects on fire impacts on floods and contaminant transport, the long-term performance of waste repositories, and climate impacts on water resources for energy production. More recently Dr Wilson became active in Arctic climate change research.
She is a co-PI on the DOE Office of Science sponsored Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment, NGEE-Arctic project. Within the NGEE-Arctic project she is leading the collection and integration of in-situ, surface and subsurface geophysical and remote sensing data at field sites in Alaska to inform, develop and improve the representation of permafrost hydrology and geomorphology in global scale models of Arctic landscape evolution resulting from climate change.