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Sally Holl


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Sally Holl is a Geographer for the Texas Water Science Center in Austin and has two decades of experience in GIS and water science. She earned an MS in Hydrogeology from University of Texas at Austin, a BA from Oberlin College, and a Secondary Science Teaching Certificate from Cal State Fullerton. 

She is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative ( and Project Chief for the Site Funding Tracking Application (Internal:

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Holl, S. (2011), National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Project Accomplishments: Highlights.  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3135, 4 p.,

----- (2011), U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration: NWIS Web Services Snapshot Tool for ArcGIS, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3141, 2 p.,

----- (2011), Delivering Climate Science for the Nation’s Fish, Wildlife, and Ecosystems: The U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3057, 2 p.,

----- (2009), Data Rescue and Recovery: A prototype project to unlock more than 100 years of USGS data. USGS Technical Session. Austin, Texas. Presentation and live web broadcast from the Texas Water Science Center, January 2009.

----- (2008), Data-Driven Detectives: Spatial Data Analysis Using Weights of Evidence and Weighted Logistic Regression. Texas GIS Forum. Austin, Texas. October 2008.

----- and D. Eames (2008), Data Rescue and Recovery: A prototype project to unlock more than 100 years of USGS data,

----- (2008), A semi-automated hydrologic unit naming method. USGS 7th Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop. Denver, Colorado. May 2008.

----- (2006), Rowland High School Earth Science Notebook,

----- (2005), Pio Pico Middle School Science Class Website,

----- (2004), The sensitivity of land surface model simulations to bias reduction of ERA-15 downward radiation forcing, M.S. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin.



Berg A.A., J.S. Famiglietti, M. Rodell, U. Jambor, S. Holl, R.H. Reichle, and P.R. Houser (2005), Development of a Hydrometeorological Forcing Data Set for Global Soil Moisture Estimation, International Journal of Climatology, 25, 1697-1714.

Bunch, M., D. Haberlah, N. Dobrzinski, S. Holl, B. Ainsworth, S. Vidal-Gilbert, B. Field, B. Doody, and S. Mockler (2009), Defining geological systems for CO2 storage - characterisation and modelling. Poster presented at the SPE Technical Forum: CO2 Capture and Storage: Can the Oil and Gas Industry Support its Development and Deployment?, Cadiz, Spain, 13-18 September.

Dobrzinski, N., D. Haberlah, M. Bunch, S. Holl, B. Ainsworth, and S. Mockler (2009), CCS modelling workflow: new aspects, emphases and knowledge gaps. In: Program and Abstracts, CO2CRC Research Symposium, Coolum, Australia, 1-3 December, pp. 88.

Famiglietti, J.S., J. Chen, S. Holl, M. Rodell, K. Seo, T. Syed, and C.R. Wilson (2004), Terrestrial water storage variations using GRACE: Implications for water budget closure at multiple scales, in Proceedings of the 2nd international CAHMDA workshop on: The Terrestrial Water Cycle: Modelling and Data Assimilation Across Catchment Scales, edited by A.J. Teuling, H. Leijnse, P.A. Troch, J. Sheffield and E.F. Wood, pp. 14, Princeton, NJ, 25-27 October.

Menacherry, S., J. Kaldi, S. Mockler, and S. Holl (2010), Assessing a regional to site-specific potential for geologic sequestration in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Abstract submitted for presentation at the AAPG 2010 Annual Convention and Exhibition, New Orleans, USA, 11-14 April.

Rodell, M., J.S. Famiglietti, J. Chen, S.I. Seneviratne, P. Viterbo, S. Holl, and C. R. Wilson (2004), Basin scale estimates of evapotranspiration using GRACE and other observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L20504, doi:10.1029/2004GL020873.



Moring, J.B. (2008), Evaluation of Environmental Flow Prescriptions for Big Cypress Creek: An Emphasis on Hydrologic Connectivity. Presented at the Caddo Lake Institute Flows Workshop, December 2008,, pp. 7-10, 14.

-----, Analysis of the Building Blocks. Presented at the Caddo Lake Institute Flows Workshop, December 2008,, pp. 8-23.

-----, Field Work Since 2006. Presented at the Caddo Lake Institute Flows Workshop, December 2008,, pp. 4, 6-7.

Parcher, J. (2009) U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative & U.S.-Mexico Border Geographic Information System. Presented at the United Nations Regional Cartography Conference, August 2009,, pp. 12-14.

Thompson, D.B. and T.G. Cleveland (2009), Subdivision of Texas Watersheds for Hydrologic Modelling, Texas Tech University Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation Research Report 0-5822-01-2,


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Geographic Analysis and Mappinggeospatial analysis
Geographic Analysis and Mappingmaps and atlases
Geographic Analysis and Mappingremote sensing
Geographic Analysis and Mappingspatial analysis
Hydrologic Processesground-water flow
Hydrologic Processeshydrology
Hydrologic Processesstreamflow
Water Resourcesaquifers
Water Resourcesdrainage basins
Water Resourcesfloods
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesrunoff
Water Resourcesstreamflow
Water Resourcessurface water
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Techniques and Methodsgeographic information systems (GIS)
Techniques and Methodsremote sensing
Techniques and Methodsstatistical analysis
Atmosphere and Climateclimate change
Natural Resourcesenergy resources
Natural Resourcesresource exploration
Natural Resourceswater resources
Environmental Issueswater quality
Natural Hazardsfloods

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Sally Holl
1505 Ferguson Lane
Austin, TX 78754
512-927-3590 - Fax
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