Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Data Center Description
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). On 1st April 2000, the four Institutes that formed CEH merged: the Institute of Hydrology (IH) became the CEH Wallingford site, specializing in hydrology. From its base at Crowmarsh Gifford on the Thames near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, about 150 scientists investigate the effects of land-use, climate, topography and geology on the volume and character of surface water resources.
Research at the CEH Wallingford site is a combination of fundamental science, funded by NERC, and applied science to solve practical problems for government departments, international agencies and independent organizations. Research extends from water and energy fluxes to processes such as evaporation, interception and infiltration and to mathematical modeling of the hydrological cycle and chemical processes above and below ground. A Joint Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Research has been set up in partnership with The Met Office.