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David Sumner

Associate Director
Hydrologic Studies
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center My research interests include evapotranspiration, carbon sequestration, vadose zone hydrology, and microtopography. Education B.S., Applied Physics 1980 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia   M.S., Geophysical Sciences. 1982 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia   Ph.D., Soil Science. 1996 University of California, Davis, California

Research Interest

groundwater flow water cycle water budget


  • Sumner, David M., Hinkle, C. Ross, Becker, K., and Li, Jiahong, 2014, “Micrometeorological measurement of urban evapotranspiration - water-budget validation and transferability of data” presented April 2014 at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Symposium Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and Beyond, April 7-10, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Belaineh, G., Sumner, D., Carter, E., and Clapp, D., 2014,”Harmonizing Multiple Methods for Reconstructing Historical Potential and Reference Evapotranspiration.” J. Hydrol. Eng., 19(8), 05014006.

  • Sumner, D. M. and Jacobs, C. M. J., 2015, “Urban evapotranspiration in a humid environment – Orlando, Florida, USA” presented March 2015 at the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina.

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