Acknowledgments and Funding

The Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site (BHRS) was established with funding from a $2M URISP grant (ARO Grant DAAH04-96-1-0318) from the Army Research Office awarded to Dr. Warren Barrash, Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS), Department of Geosciences, Boise State University in 1996. Research, education, and site development activities at the BHRS have been conducted under access and operating permits authorized in 1997 by the Idaho Transportation Department (landlord), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Ada County. Initial and on-going cooperation by these agencies with the research, education, and site development activities at the BHRS is gratefully acknowledged.

Research, education, and site development at the BHRS have been conducted with the following extramural grant funding awards which also are gratefully acknowledged:

  • Army Research Office, $2,000,000 (1996-2001): Three-dimensional characterization and modeling of permeability in a field-scale control volume.
  • Army Research Office, $300,000 (1998-2001): Hydrogeologic property estimation using borehole radar.
  • Army Research Office, $300,000 (2000-2003): Research on inverse methods applied to geophysical and hydrologic field techniques in support of development of the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site.
  • Army Research Office, $150,000 (2000-2001): Instrumentation in support of hydrologic testing at the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site.
  • Inland Northwest Research Alliance (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory), $150,000 (2000-2003): High-resolution 3D sedimentary architecture and transport parameter distributions in heterogeneous alluvial deposits with georadar.
  • Inland Northwest Research Alliance (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory), $150,000 (2001-2003): Tomography and biogeochemical reconnaissance for characterizing microbial and solute transport in a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $1,000,000 (2001-2004): Time-lapse imaging of fluid flow and contaminant transport in the shallow subsurface.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $720,000 (2004-2006) Time-lapse imaging of fluid flow and contaminant transport in the shallow subsurface.
  • U.S. Department of Energy, $55,000 (2005-2006) and supplements of $119,000 (2006-2007) and $131,000 (2008-2010), Boise State University share of initial $480,000 grant and supplemental grants of $1,005,000 and $1,435,000 to eight universities for the Inland Northwest Research Alliance Water Research Consortium.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $1,600,000 (2006-2009): Hydrogeophysical methods for quantitative site characterization and imaging of fluid flow and mass transport in the shallow subsurface.
  • National Science Foundation, $127,000 (2007-2012): Collaborative research: Hydrogeophysical quantification of hydraulic conductivity from electrical measurements of the effective properties of porous media.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $218,000 (2007-2010): Hydrogeophysical methods for environmental sensing research initiatives in hydrogeophysics and hydrogeochemistry.
  • National Science Foundation, $335,000 (2009-2012): CMG Collaborative research: Subsurface imaging and uncertainty quantification.
  • Army Research Office, $665,000 plus $335,000 match from Boise State University (2009-2012): Measurement and modeling hydrologic fluxes and states from aquifer to atmosphere at multiple scales.
  • Army Research Office, $180,000 (2011-2012): Instrumentation for measuring and modeling soil moisture from aquifer to atmosphere at multiple scales.
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