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Email: dtarb<at symbol>usu.edu
Phone: +1 (435) 797 3172
Office: ENGR 230

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


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 hydrologic information systems, terrain analysis for hydrology, terrain stability mapping and stream sediment inputs, geomorphology, stochastic and nonparametric statistical methods in hydrology, and snow hydrology. My group has developed and supports open source software packages implementing many of the research capabilities developed.  This includes the Terrain Analysis using Digital Elevation Models (TauDEM) package for derivation of hydrologic information from digital elevation models, and the Utah Energy Balance snowmelt model.

Software Engineer Opening

We are looking for a software engineer to work on the programming and development of HydroShare at Utah State University. Please see https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2898 for details. The selected candidate will work with a team of faculty, researchers, students, and programmers on the computer programming and database management aspects of water research projects, including development of hydrologic information systems, online collaborative data sharing and water resources modeling environments, and high performance computing systems. The majority of the applicant's work will be for ongoing development of HydroShare (www.hydroshare.org) supported by a recent NSF award (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1664061). However, the applicant will have the opportunity to, and be expected to have the versatility to, work on multiple projects across different development and operating system platforms and craft interoperable, platform independent solutions.



Sc.D. in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990