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David Tarboton


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Surface Water Hydrology

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University
Utah State - Utah State University
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Sc.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

My research and teaching is in the area of surface water hydrology. I focus on advancing the capability for hydrologic prediction by developing models that take advantage of new information and process understanding enabled by new technology. This includes the use of hydrologic and geographic information systems and digital elevation models that take advantage of spatially distributed information for hydrologic prediction. I have contributed to advances in terrain analysis for hydrology, terrain stability mapping and stream sediment inputs, geomorphology, stochastic and nonparametric statistical methods in hydrology, and snow hydrology. Software developed includes a terrain stability mapping ArcView extension, geographic information system software for terrain analysis and channel network extraction, and a snowmelt model.


Utah Water Research Laboratory Civil and Environmental Engineering 8200 Old Main Hill Utah State University Logan, UT 84322-4110 USA

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