Description: Most natural landscapes are complex, and that complexity is both hard to measure and hard to simulate. A mathematical formulation that appropriately captures that complexity will lead to advances in predicting how the water cycle will change over time in a given watershed. These predictions can then be used to inform local stakeholders and help them make decisions.
Corresponding Member: Jillian Banfield
Data URL: https://ess.science.energy.gov/highlights/
Coon, Ethan T., et al.. “Coupling surface flow and subsurface flow in complex soil structures using mimetic finite differences”. Advances in Water Resources 144, 103701. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103701.
The SIBYLS beamline is a dual end station synchrotron beamline combining macromolecular crystallography (MC) with small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). MC produces high-resolution structural information from biological molecules, and the high-throughput SAXS pipeline enables the same biological systems to be imaged in aqueous solution, closer to their natural state.
- Combining SAXS results with atomic-resolution structures.
- Provides detailed characterizations of mass, radius, conformation, assembly, and shape changes.
- Associated with protein folding and functions.
- SAXS also can resolve ambiguities of crystallography by showing the most likely possible structures.