AN ACRE AN HOUR: DOCUMENTING THE EFFECTS OF URBAN SPRAWL ON A MODEL WATERSHED NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

PI: C. Welty; Co-PIs: Susan S. Kilham, Aaron I. Packman, Robert J. Brulle; Senior Science Advisor: James Spotila
Project Duration: 4/1/00 - 3/31/04.
Funding Source: NSF/EPA/USDA Water and Watersheds Program

Project Objectives

Project Publications and Presentations to Date


Archival Documents
 Luanne Steffy's MS Thesis, June 2003  Summary of Recommendations
 Clay Emerson's MS Thesis, September 2003
 Angela McGinty's MS Thesis, October 2003
 Rob Ryan's PhD Dissertation, May 2004
 Jaclyn Dispensa's PhD Dissertation, May 2004


Credits
The inspiration for the title of this project came from a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer (Mastrull et al., 1999) which estimated that the rate of uncontrolled development of open land in the area surrounding the city of Philadelphia is one acre per hour, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

The material on this web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0001884. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.