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D. Phil Turnipseed

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Phil is the Center Director of the USGS, National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA (NWRC), and is responsible for 170-180 employees dedicated to wetland science and geospatial research and application.  His duties include the planning, design, science direction, and management of the NWRC.  As leader of the NWRC Executive Management Team, he is responsible for managing the Center’s research and outreach activities that includes global expertise in:  Forest and Wetlands Ecology and Geospatial analysis and application  



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Publications

Turnipseed, D. Phil, 2011. Forecast Mekong. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3076, 2 p. [Link]

Turnipseed, D. Phil, 2011. Forecast Mekong: 2011 update. U.S. Geological Survey General Information Publication 130, 8 p.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Sauer, Vernon B., 2010. Discharge measurements at gaging stations. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 3-A8, xiv, 87 p. [Link]

Sauer, Vernon B.; Turnipseed, D. Phil , 2010. Stage measurement at gaging stations. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 3-A7, x, 45 p. [Link]

Van Wilson, K., Jr.; Clair, Michael G., II; Turnipseed, D. Phil; Rebich, Richard A., 2009. Development of a Watershed Boundary Dataset for Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1198, Report: iv, 9 p.; Table (xls) [Link]

Brekke, Levi D.; Kiang, Julie E.; Olsen, J. Rolf; Pulwarty, Roger S.; Raff, David A.; Turnipseed, D. Phil; Webb, Robert S.; White, Kathleen D., 2009. Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1331, viii, 66 p. [Link]

Wilson, K. Van, Jr.; Clair, Michael G., II; Turnipseed, D. Phil; Rebich, Richard A., 2009. Watershed Boundary Dataset for Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3020, Map Sheet: 36 x 49 inches [Link]

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Ries, Kernell G., III, 2007. The National Streamflow Statistics Program: Estimating High and Low Streamflow Statistics for Ungaged Sites. Geological Survey (U.S.) Fact Sheet 2007-3010, 4 p. [Link]

Morris, F., III; Turnipseed, D. P.; Storm, J. B., 2003. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 2002. Water Data Report MS-02-1, 432 p. [Link]

Runner, Michael S.; Turnipseed, D. Phil; Coupe, Richard H., 2002. Streamflow and nutrient data for the Yazoo River below Steele Bayou near Long Lake, Mississippi, 1996-2000. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4215, viii, 35 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. [Link]

Morris, F.; Turnipseed, D. P.; Storm, J. B., 2002. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 2001. Water Data Report MS-01-1, 272 p.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Turnipseed, D. P., 2001. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 2000. Water Data Report MS-00-1, 380 p.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 2000. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1999. Water Data Report MS-99-1, 256 p.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1999. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1998. Water Data Report MS-98-1, 300 p.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Giese, Gerald L.; Pearman, J. Leroy; Farris, Gaye S.; Krohn, M. Dennis; Sallenger, Asbury H., Jr., 1998. Hurricane Georges : headwater flooding, storm surge, beach erosion, and habitat destruction on the Central Gulf Coast. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4231, 1 folded sheet (6 p.) :col. ill., col. maps ;28 cm. [Link]

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1998. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1997. Water Data Report MS-97-1, 322 p.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1997. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1996. Water Data Report MS-96-1, 344 p.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1996. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1995. Water Data Report MS-95-1, 308 p.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Baldwin, W. T.; Cooper, L. M.; Floyd, P. C. , 1995. Flooding in coastal areas of Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana, May 9-10, 1995. U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet 155-95, 1 sheet : ill., map ; 28 cm. ill., map ;

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1995. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1994. Water Data Report MS-94-1, 328 p.

Wilson, K. V., Jr.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1994. Geomorphic response to channel modifications of Skuna River at the State Highway 9 crossing at Bruce, Calhoun County, Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey ; U.S.G.S. Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4000, vii, 43 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Turnipseed, D. Phil, 1994. Lateral movement and stability of channel banks near four highway crossings in southwestern Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey ; USGS Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4035, vi, 33 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Plunkett, M. L.; Morris, F.; Oakley, W. T.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1994. Water Resources Data, Mississippi, Water Year 1993. Water Data Report MS-93-1, 446 p.

Van Wilson, K., Jr.; Turnipseed, D. Phil, 1993. Channel-bed and channel-bank stability of Standing Pine Creek Tributary at State Highway 488 at Free Trade, Leake County, Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey ; U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributer], Open-File Report 93-37, 20 p. (9 figures, 4 tables, 17 p. of text)

Turnipseed, D. P., 1993. Lateral movement and stability of channel banks near two highway crossings in the Pascagoula River basin in Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4131, v, 24 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Wilson, K. Van., 1992. Channel and bank stability of Standing Pine Creek at State Highway 488 near Freeny, Leake County, Mississippi. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Open-File Report 92-112, vi, 18 p. ill. ;28 cm.

Wilson, K. V., Jr.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1992. Channel and bank stability of Wolf Creek, and a tributary at U.S. Highway 45 near Wheeler, Prentiss County, Mississippi. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports [distributor], Open-File Report 90-110, vi, 18 p. :ill. ;28 cm.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Baldwin, W. Trent, 1992. Channel and bank stability of Bakers Creek at State Highway 547 near Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Open-File Report 92-636, vi, 15 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.

Turnipseed, D. P.; Wilson, K. V., Jr., 1990. Channel and bank stability of Twentymile Creek at U.S. Highway 45 near Wheeler, Prentiss County, Mississippi. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports [distributor], Open-File Report 90-111, vi, 16 p. :ill. ;28 cm.

Turnipseed, D. Phil; Wilson, K. Van., 1989. Channel and bank stability of Sand Branch tributary at State Highway 342 near Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 89-241, vi, 15 p. :ill. ;28 cm.

Wilson, K. Van; Turnipseed, D. Phil, 1989. Channel and bank stability of Big Black River Canal tributary at U.S. Highway 82 at Stewart, Montgomery County, Mississippi. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 89-35, vi, 16 p. ill. ;28 cm.

Wilson, K. V.; Turnipseed, D. P., 1989. Channel and bank stability of Osborne Creek at U.S. Highway 45 near Wheeler, Prentiss County, Mississippi. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports [distributor], Open-File Report 89-581, vi, 13 p. :ill. ;28 cm.

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ADDITIONAL PEER_REVIEWED PAPERS AND REPORTS

 

Turnipseed, D.P., Allen, Y., Couvillion, B., McKee, K.L., and Vervaeke, W.C., 2013,  The 2011 Floods in the Central United States:  Chapter I. Ecosystem effects in the lower Mississippi River Basin (in review):  U.S. Geological Professional Paper XXXX, Chapter XX, XXX-XXX p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Middleton, B.A., 2014, Foreword:  Function, Classification and Management of Asian Wetlands: Wetlands:  Asian Wetlands Special Feature, 2 p.

 

Turnipseed, D.P., 2012, Science implementation of Forecast Mekong for food and environmental security: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3086, 4 p.

Stoker, J.M., Tyler, D., Turnipseed, D.P., Wilson, K.V., and Oimcen, M.J., 2009, Integrating disparate lidar datasets for a regional storm surge analysis of Hurricane Katrina: Journal of Coastal Research, SI 53, p. 66-72, Charlottesville, VA, Online ISSN: 1551-5036, DOI: 10.2112/SI53-008.1.

Hill, J.M. and Turnipseed, P., 1989, Spatial analysis of coastal land loss by soil type: Journal of Coastal Research, 5(1), p. 83-91, Charlottesville, VA, ISSN 0749-0208.

Turnipseed, D.P., 1986, Spatial and temporal analysis of coastal wetland loss with remote sensing: Master's Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, May, 1986, 101p.

Turnipseed, David Phil and Miller, W. Frank, 1982, Discrimination of active gravel operations using Landsat MSS data: Mississippi Mineral Resources, Institute, University of Mississippi, University, MS, Final Technical Report No. 82-1, April 1982, 70p.

CONFERENCES AND PROCEEDINGS

Turnipseed, D.P., Wilson, K. V., Stoker, J., and Tyler, D., 2007, Mapping the Hurricane Katrina storm surge crest in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama: in Proceedings of the 37th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 24-25, 2007), Jackson, MS, 10 p.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2003, Development of a program for improved flood preparedness, warning and response in the Limpopo River in Botswana: in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 23-24, 2003), Raymond, MS, 13 p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Clair M.G. II, 2003, Development of watershed and subwatershed boundaries for Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 23-24, 2003), Raymond, MS, 9 p.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2002, Tidal flux variation in the lower Pearl River and Lake Pontchartrain estuaries of Mississippi and Louisiana: in Proceedings of the 2002 Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Engineering – Hydraulic measurements and Experimental Methods Conference, (July 28-August 1, 2002), The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, 11 p.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2002, Measurement of tidal flux for the lower Pearl River and Lake Pontchartrain estuaries of Mississippi and Louisiana using acoustical Doppler velocity technology: in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 23-24, 2002), Raymond, MS, 15p.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2001, Effect of drought conditions on Mississippi streams and rivers in 2000: in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 10-11, 2001), Raymond, MS, pp. 188-200.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2000, Contrasting discharge computation methods in riverine and tidally affected flows in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 2000 Joint Conference on Water Resources Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management of the American Society of Civil Engineers (July 30 - August 2, 2000), The Hyatt-Regency Minneapolis, MN, 10p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Long, Lloyd G., 2000, Measurement of 1999 drought conditions in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 30th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 18-19, 2000), Raymond, MS, pp. 338-348.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Winters, K.E., 1999, Effects of Hurricane Georges on the Central Gulf of Mexico Coast: in Proceedings of the 1999 International Water Resources Engineering Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (August 8-12, 1999), The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA, 10p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Winters, K.E., 1999, Effects of Hurricane Georges on the Central Gulf of Mexico Coast: in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 7-8, 1999), Raymond, MS, pp. 1-10.

Turnipseed, D.P., Cooper, L.M., and Davis A.A., 1998, Use of acoustic methodology and remote sensing techniques to measure unsteady flow on the Lower Yazoo River in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 1998 International Water Resources Engineering Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (August 3-7, 1998), The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN, 6p.

Turnipseed, D.P., Cooper, L.M., and Davis A.A., 1998, Use of acoustic methodology and remote sensing techniques to measure unsteady flow on the Lower Yazoo River in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 28th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 7-8, 1998), Raymond, MS, p. 134-144.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Cooper, L.M., 1997, Monitoring the lateral movement and stability of four highway crossings in southwestern Mississippi: in Proceedings for the Conference on Management of Landscapes Disturbed by Channel Incisions (MLDCI), May 19-23, 1997, Oxford, MS, 6p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Storm, J.B., 1995, Streamflow characteristics of the lower Pascagoula River, Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 25th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 11-12, 1995), Jackson, MS, 23p.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Smith J.A., 1992, Monitoring lateral movement and stability of channel banks on the Pearl River in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 22nd Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 14-15, 1992), Jackson, MS, 18p.

Wilson, K.V., and Turnipseed, D.P., 1989, Channel stability of selected streams in northern Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 19th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (March 14-15, 1989), Jackson, MS, pp. 104-112.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Turnipseed, D. P., 2007, The National Streamflow Statistics Program: Proceedings of the 2007 USGS National Surface Water Conference and Hydroacoustics Workshop (April 2-6, 2007), St. Louis, Missouri.

Smith, M.E., Arroyo, G.W., and Turnipseed, D. P., 2007, Augmentation of the Honduras streamgaging network and support of the near real-time computer processing system: Proceedings of the 2007 USGS National Surface Water Conference and Hydroacoustics Workshop (April 2-6, 2007), St. Louis, Missouri.

Turnipseed, D. P., Parks, J.E., and Eads, J.P., 2003, Automated time-series data management using a PC-based hydrologic software in Honduras, Central America: Proceedings of the USGS National Surface Water Conference (November 17-22, 2003), San Antonio, TX.

Gary, M.O., Asquith, W.H., and Turnipseed, D. P., 2003, Using acoustic Doppler velocities to index the surface water/groundwater interface in the Barton Springs Creek Aquifer in Central Texas: Proceedings of the USGS National Surface Water Conference (November 17-22, 2003), San Antonio, TX.

Clair, M.G., II, and Turnipseed, D.P., 2003, The Mississippi Geospatial Subwatershed Boundary: in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 23-24, 2003), Raymond, MS.

Stocks, S.J., and Turnipseed, D.P., 2003, Adaptive hydrologic and meteorologic instrumentation for flood warning in the Limpopo River in Botswana: in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 23-24, 2003), Raymond, MS.

Baldwin, W. T., and Turnipseed, D. P., 2001, Drought conditions in the Pascagoula River Basin in Mississippi in 2000: in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 10-11, 2001), Raymond, MS, p. 106.

Storm, J.B., and Turnipseed, D. P., 2001, A tethered acoustic Doppler current profilerPlatform: in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 10-11, 2001), Raymond, MS, p. 159.

Wallace, J.S. and Turnipseed, D. P., 2000, Telemetric applications for hydrologic data in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 30th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 18-19, 2000), Raymond, MS, p. 176.

Massingill, D.K. and Turnipseed, D. P., 2000, United States Geological Survey Crest Stage Network in Mississippi: in Proceedings of the 30th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 18-19, 2000), Raymond, MS, p. 176.

Dennis, H. S., and Turnipseed, D. P., 1999, Effects of Hurricane Georges on the CentralGulf of Mexico Coast: in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 7-8, 1999), Raymond, MS, p. 95.

Turnipseed, D. P., 1998, United States Geological Survey Real-time streamgaging network: in Proceedings of the 28th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (April 7-8, 1998), Raymond, MS, p. 86.

REFEREED INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS

Turnipseed, D. P., Flores, I.O., Cardona, F., and Calderón, H., 2004, Boletín de Datos Hidrológicos de Honduras, Año Hidrológico 2003: Informe de la Secretaria de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente de Honduras, Dirección General de Recursos Hídricos, Centro de Pronóstico Hidrológico y Alerta Temprana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C.A., 93p.

Turnipseed, D.P., Winters, K.E., and Baldwin, W.T., 2003, Stage-discharge ratings for 9 hydrological monitoring stations in the Limpopo River basin of Botswana: U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Final Administrative Report, Pearl, MS.

Turnipseed, D.P., Winters, K.E., and Baldwin, W.T., 2001, Stage-discharge ratings for 9 streamgages in El Salvador and Guatemala, Central America: U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Final Administrative Report, Pearl, MS.

Hill, J.M., Turnipseed, D.P., and Evans, D.L., 1986, Historical change assessment of the Cameron/Creole Watershed, Louisiana: USDA/SCS-Louisiana State University Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory Final Report, Division of Engineering Research, Baton Rouge, La., 1986.

Hill J.M., Turnipseed, D.P., and Evans, D.L., 1985, Digital mapping and land loss estimations of two proposed marsh restoration projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. USDA/Soil Conservation Service-Louisiana State University Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory Interim Report, Department of Civil Engineering, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, December, 1985.

Hill J.M., Evans, D.L., Turnipseed, D.P., and Harlow, C.A., 1985, Environmental monitoring for coastal zone management, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Zone Management Final Report, Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory, Division of Engineering Research, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La, April 1985.

Turnipseed, David Phil and Miller, W. Frank, 1980, Discrimination of active gravel operations from Landsat MSS data, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, Mississippi Remote Sensing Center, Miss. State, MS., Final Report October 1981.

Miller, W. Frank, and Turnipseed, D.P., 1980, Discrimination of active gravel operations from Landsat MSS data. Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, Mississippi Remote Sensing Center, Miss. State, MS, Interim Report, August 1980.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1979, La Suma de la Fase II de los Ensayos Exoticos en las Provincias del Azuay, Canar, y Morona Santiago (1976-1979), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, October 1979.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1978, La Conclusion de los Datos del Cuerpo de Paz de las Especies Exoticas en las Provincias del Azuay y Canar: Los Ensayos de la Fase I (1968-1978), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, November 1978.

RECENT ABSTRACTS

Turnipseed, D.P., 2013, Predicting Drivers and Management Practices in Large Rivers and Deltas: The USGS Delta Research and Global Observation Network (DRAGON): Special Session 017 in Proceedings of the 2013 Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Conference, February 17-22, 2013, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2012, Sportsman’s Paradise Lost: A Tale to be Determined: in 2012 Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference, October 7-10, 2012, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Bartush, B., Tirpak, J., Turnipseed, D.P., and Weller, J., 2012, Collaboration for Conservation in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region: A Crucible for the Future: in Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists/Louisiana Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 Fall Symposium , August 16-17, 2012, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Berkemeier, W., Catlet, D., Coulbourne, W.L., Holmes, R.R., Mason, R.R., Jr., Ramirez, A. R., Shaffer, W, and Turnipseed, D.P., 2011, Establishing an Improved National Capability for the Collection of Extreme Storm and Flood Data: in 2011 National Hydrologic Warning Training Conference and Exposition, May 9-12, 2011, San Diego, California.

Turnipseed, D.P., Piazza, Sarai C., Steyer, Gregory D. 2011, Coastwide Reference Monitoring System: Wetland Data to Support Restoration Assessment in the Mississippi River Delta, USA in 2011 DeltaNet Conference, June 6-10, 2011, Catalonia, Spain.

Turnipseed, D.P., Thatcher, C. Sempier, S., Wilson, S., Mason, R.R., Marcy, D., Burkett, V.R., Carter, D.B., Culver, M.R., and Wilson, K.V., 2010, Sea Level Rise Visualization on the Alabama-Mississippi and Delaware Coastlines: in 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 22-26, 2010, Portland, Oregon.

Arcement, G.A., Tinto, L., and Turnipseed, D.P., 2009, (accepted for presentation), Hardening Tidal Gages Improves Hurricane Preparation in the Northern, Gulf of Mexico: in 2009 National Hydraulic Warning Council Conference, May 18-22, 2009, Vail, CO.

Dorsey, M.E., Turco, M.J., McGee, B.D., McCallum, B.E., Wilson, K.V., Jr., Holmes, R.R., Turnipseed, D.P., Berenbrock, C.E., and Mason, R.R., Jr., 2009, (accepted for presentation), Mapping Inland Storm Tides: in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2008, San Francisco, CA.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2008, (Invited presentation), U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada in the 21st Century: Bridging the Frontier in a Changing Environment, Centennial Celebration of the Water Survey Canada Agency, October 22, 2008, Penticton, BC, Canada.

Turnipseed, D.P., K. Van Wilson, K.V., Jr., Hathorn, J.E., Tyler, D. Stoker, J. and Mason, R.R., Jr. 2008, (accepted for presentation), Internet Map Serving the Hurricane Katrina Storm Tide Crest in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana: in AWRA 2008 Annual Water Resources Conference Sheraton Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-20, 2008.

Wilson, K.V., and Turnipseed, D.P., 2008, (accepted for presentation) Long-Term Geomorphic Channel Change in Selected Reaches of Mississippi Streams: in Proceedings of the The National Sedimentation Laboratory Conference: “50 Years of Soil and Water Research in a Changing Agricultural Environment,” September 22-25, 2008, Oxford, MS.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2008, (accepted for presentation), The U.S. Geological Survey National Streamflow Statistics Program in Proceedings of the 2008 Federal Highway Administration National Hydraulic Engineering Conference, August 26-29, 2008, Portland, Maine.

Turnipseed, D.P., 2005, (invited presentation), Innovative Flood Monitoring in the United States: 2005 International Association of Hydraulic Research Forum of the Aqua Alta Conference, Munich, Germany.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Water Resourcesdrainage basins
Water Resourcesdroughts
Water Resourcesestuaries
Water Resourcesfloodplains
Water Resourcesfloods
Water Resourceslakes
Water Resourcesrunoff
Water Resourcessaltwater intrusion
Water Resourcesstreamflow
Water Resourcessurface water
Techniques and Methodsaerial photography
Techniques and Methodscomputational methods
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Techniques and Methodsgeographic information systems (GIS)
Techniques and Methodsgeolocation measurement
Techniques and Methodsimage analysis
Techniques and Methodsmathematical modeling
Techniques and Methodsmathematical simulation
Techniques and Methodsphotography
Techniques and Methodsreal-time monitoring and reporting
Techniques and Methodsremote sensing
Techniques and Methodsrisk assessment
Techniques and Methodsstatistical analysis
Techniques and Methodstopological analysis
Techniques and Methodstree ring analysis
Atmosphere and Climateclimate change
Atmosphere and Climatedroughts
Atmosphere and Climateglobal change
Atmosphere and Climateprecipitation
Atmosphere and Climatestorms
Hydrologic Processeshydrodynamics
Hydrologic Processeshydrology
Hydrologic Processesrunoff
Hydrologic Processessaltwater intrusion
Hydrologic Processesscour
Hydrologic Processesstreamflow



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Data Integration & Interoperability

A Water Census of the United States

Climate Variability & Change

Open-channel hydraulics and hydrologic monitoring

Phil's interests include global environmental hydraulics and hydrologic monitoring.  His principal fields of competence are:

  1. Hydrologic monitoring and analysis
  2. Hydro-ecologic monitoring, analysis, and research
  3. Open-channel hydraulics
  4. Fluvial geomorphology
  5. Remote sensing technology

 After Hurricane Katrina, Phil led an interagency effort to retool and construct a network of hurricane worthy tidal gages.  The USGS in cooperation with the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) undertook a project to harden 10 tidal gages destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in the near-shore environment of Louisiana and Mississippi. The new gages were designed and constructed to withstand the force of a Category 4 Hurricane, and are constructed from 36-in steel pipes driven 45-50 ft into the coastal ocean bottom sediments and stand 29-30 ft above the water’s surface.

These new gages transmit near real-time environmental data using the GOES satellite network. The data are disseminated to cooperating agencies and the general public through the World Wide Web (http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/). In addition to having sensors that measure water-level in hundredths of a foot, these new gages also monitor a suite of water-quality and meteorological parameters that include:

 

1. Specific conductance (micro Siemens per centimeter);
2. Salinity (in parts per thousand);
3. Water temperature (degrees Celsius);
4. Relative humidity (percent);
5. Uncorrected and corrected barometric pressure (mm of Mercury);
6. Air temperature (degrees Celsius);
7. Wind speed and direction (miles per hour and degrees from North, respectively); and
8. Precipitation (hundredths of an inch);
9. Tidal stage (in feet above North American Vertical Datum of 1988).

 

This new network of tidal gages has already withstood both category 3 Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in September 2008 and provided continuous near real-time (within about an hour) data throughout both storms without interruption.

 

These new USGS hardened tidal gages in the Gulf of Mexico provide continuous near real-time data critical to emergency managers throughout a hurricane event. Water-level, wind speed and direction, precipitation, and other meteorological parameters provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USACE, and other weather forecasting and storm modeling scientists, engineers and emergency managers with improved data to calibrate and verify predictions and models. At normal tide conditions, specific conductance and water temperature data collected by this network assist State and local agencies responsible for regulating local fisheries, and provide data needed to ensure ecosystem health and public safety.

 

In 2008 Phil participated in an interagency effort with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help define the Federal government's status and gaps in climate science with respect to water resources management.  In December 2008, the group published an interagency climate circular that explores strategies to improve water management by tracking, anticipating, and responding to climate change. This report, entitled Climate change and water resources management:  A federal perspective, describes the existing and still needed underpinning science crucial to addressing the many impacts of climate change on water resources management and represents the first major documentation by the 4 of the Nation's leading water agencies to address this issue.

 

In the international arena for the USGS, Phil has worked on several projects and programs and was the principal investigator on two international USGS projects:

 

1.  to help build sustainable water resources monitoring in Honduras and

2.  to help build and implement the Village Flood Watch project, a flood preparation, warning, and response program in Botswana.

 

Phil's other professional interests include hydrologic modeling, hydraulic design, statistical analysis of floods and the research and development of remote sensing techniques to accurately measure riverine and estuarine systems.  His research and use of acoustic Doppler technology has led to several conference proceedings and water resources research investigations.


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