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Stephen B Gingerich

Researcher
Hydrology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands

Biography

Stephen Gingerich has been a Research Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey since 1995. He has authored over 35 scientific papers on subjects such as groundwater modeling and island hydrology. He received a BS in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986, a MS and a PhD in Hydrology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1992 and 1995. He was a Fulbright Scholar working in Japan during 2008-09. He started working for the USGS in 1990 as a student. He has worked on hydrologic studies in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, the Marshall Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Diego Garcia.

Research Interest

Hydrology

Publications

  • The effects of withdrawals and drought on groundwater availability in the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer, Guam

  • Observations of nearshore groundwater discharge: Kahekili Beach Park submarine springs, Maui, Hawaii

  • Seawater-flooding events and impact on freshwater lenses of low-lying islands: Controlling factors, basic management and mitigation

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