Ben McCarthy

Research Interests

My interests in hydrology include groundwater processes, geology and its influence on both surface and groundwater, and subsequent impacts on water use. My involvement in research focuses on the properties of large scale aquifers in the central continental United States. Measuring the relationship between water use and energy expenditure, using analytical methods to evaluate total energy expenditure in a region, more specifically; Kansas. Water and energy are the one of the most important factors that determine agricultural yield and efficiency, impacting all steps of the agricultural process. I’m interested in quantifying this process and evaluating the current methods involved in increasing efficiency on a large scale.