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David Tarboton

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Hydrology & Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources

CEE Associate Department Head

Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: M 3:00-4:00 & R 1:00-2:00
Go toOffice Location: ENGR 230
DialPhone: (435) 797-3172
SendEmail: david.tarboton@usu.edu


Educational Background

ScD, Civil Engineering, (Water Resources and Hydrology), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
The Analysis of River Basins and Channel Networks using Digital Terrain Data
MS, Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Hyrologic Sampling: A Characterization in Terms of Rainfall and Basin Properties
Other, Datametircs (Computer Science), University of South Africa, 1984
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Natal, 1981


Expertise

Cyberinfrastructure, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality/Quantity, Water Quantity


Biography

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University. Sc.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Hydrology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. B. Sc Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Natal in South Africa.


Teaching Interests

Hydrology, Geographic Information Systems

Research Interests

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.

Awards

Community Service Award, 2016

CUAHSI

Robins Award, Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2015

Utah State University

Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Researcher, 2015

College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2015

CyberGIS distinguished speaker at NCSA Colloquium, 2014

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Award for Outstanding Service in the Academic Sector of Utah's Water Resources Community, 2007

American Water Resources Association, Utah Section

Outstanding Researcher, 2005

Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Outstanding Researcher, 2005

Utah State University College of Engineering

Outstanding Researcher, 2002

Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for outstanding service to the authors and readers of Water Resources Research, 1993

American Geophysical Union

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

            Software

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            AES Reports

            Research Reports

          • Tarboton, D.G, (2010). Taudem 5.0 Guide To Using The Taudem Command Line Functions. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers *
          • Tarboton, D.G, Mohammed, I.N, (2010). Taudem 5.0 Quick Start Guide To Using The Taudem Arcgis Toolbox. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers *
          • Other Reports

          • White, J.S, Null, S., Tarboton, D.G, (2014). Modeled changes to Great Salt Lake salinity from railroad causeway alteration. Final report to the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands *
          • Tarboton, D.G, Maidment, D.R, Zaslavsky, I., Ames, D.P, Goodall, J., Horsburgh, J.S, (2010). CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System 2010 Status Report. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc
          • Tarboton, D.G, Horsburgh, J.S, Maidment, D.R, (2008). CUAHSI Community Observations Data Model (ODM) Version 1.1 Design Specifications.
          • Horsburgh, J.S, Tarboton, D.G, Maidment, D.R, (2005). A Community Data Model for Hydrologic Observations, Chapter 6: Hydrologic Information System Status Report, Version 1. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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            Scheduled Teaching

            CEE 4930, 6440 - Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources, Fall 2016

            CEE 6400 - Physical Hydrology, Fall 2016

            CEE 3430 - Engineering Hydrology, Spring 2016

            CEE 4930, 6440 - GIS in Water Resources, Fall 2015

            CEE 3430 - Engineering Hydrology, Spring 2014

            CEE 4930,6440 - Independent Study, Fall 2013

            CEE 6400 - Physical Hydrology, Fall 2013

            CEE 6440 - Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources, Fall 2012

            CEE 6400 - Physical Hydrology, Fall 2012

            CEE 3430 - Engineering Hydrology, Spring 2012

            CEE 6440 - Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources, Fall 2011

            CEE 6400 - Physical Hydrology, Fall 2011

            CEE 3430 - ENGR HYDROLOGY, Spring 2011

            CEE 6440 - Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources, Fall 2010


            Graduate Students Mentored

            Irene Garousi-Nejad, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2016
            Sara Goeking, Watershed Sciences, September 2016
            Prasanna Dahal, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2016
            Kshitij Parajuli, Geology, September 2014
            Madeline Merck, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2014
            Tian Gan, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012
            Tseganeh Gichamo, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2012
            John Koudelka, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011
            Nazmus Sazib, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012 - October 2016
            Avirup Sen Gupta, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - December 2014
            Sulochan Dhungel, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - September 2014
            Aaron Byrd, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2008 - July 2013
            Ibrahim Mohammed, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2007 - January 2012
            Vinod Mahat, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2006 - December 2011
            Susannah Erwin, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2008 - December 2010
            Kiran Chinnayakanahalli, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2004 - May 2010
            Teklu Tefsa, September 2004 - May 2010
            Jeff Horsburgh, January 2007 - January 2009
            Christina Bandaragoda, January 2000 - May 2008
            Nduhiu Gathuma, 2007
            Ajay Prasad, August 2003 - May 2007
            Ibrahim Mohammed, August 2003 - May 2006
            Greg Loscher, August 1998 - May 2006
            Jinsheng You, 2004
            Kiran Chinnayakanahalli, 2004
            Erkan Istanbulluolgu, 2003
            Rajiv Prasad, 2001
            Charlie Luce, 2000
            Kevin Williams, 1998
            Ashish Sharma, 1996
            Padinare Unnikrishna, 1995
            Thomas Jackson, 1994
            Tanveer Chowdhury, 1993
            Alaa Hassan, 1992