Brian L Loving

Biography

Brian Loving has been with the USGS since 1993, when he started as a student volunteer while attending the University of Kansas. After receiving his degree in atmospheric science, he became a full-time employee with the USGS in Salt Lake City, where he worked for 4 years as a hydrologic technician in the Data section, and then 2 years in the Studies section as the chief of a Great Salt Lake modeling project. In 2001 he became the supervisor of the USGS field office in Lawrence, Kansas, and after 10 years in that role he was promoted to lead the Kansas Water Science Center’s Data section. In 2016 he transferred to Honolulu to lead the Pacific Islands Water Science Center’s Data section. Brian’s experience with the USGS includes:

  • Collecting and processing surface-water, groundwater, water-quality and atmospheric data
  • Managing teams of 7-16 people in the collection and publication of hydrologic data   
  • Developing software that aids USGS staff across the agency in data collection, processing, quality assurance, and management
  • Training USGS and other staff (including Federal and Provincial hydrographers from Europe and Canada) on the use of hydroacoustic instruments, and other equipment and hydrologic data collection and processing methods
  • Testing hydroacoustic equipment and drafting technical policies for the USGS Water Mission Area
  • Modeling the water and salt balance in Great Salt Lake, Utah

 

Education

BS, Atmospheric Science, University of Kansas, 1994

 

Professional Experience

​Assistant Director for Hydrologic Data, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, 2016‒present

Data Section Chief, USGS Kansas Water Science Center, 2010‒2016

Lawrence Field Office Chief, USGS Kansas Water Science Center, 2001‒2010

Surface-Water Specialist, USGS Utah Water Science Center, 2000‒2001

Hydrologist, USGS Utah Water Science Center, 1999‒2000

Hydrologic Technician, USGS Utah Water Science Center, 1995‒1999

Student Volunteer (Climatology), USGS Kansas Water Science Center, 1993‒1994

 

Honors and Awards

Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award, 2016

Department of the Interior Group Safety and Health Award of Excellence, 2016

USGS Group Safety and Occupational Health Award of Excellence, 2016