Bruce Gungle

Biography

Bruce Gungle is a hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey in Tucson. He spent the 1980s and early 1990s teaching creative writing and literature as a graduate student at the University of Arizona and as a high school teacher in Nagoya, Japan. He then returned to the University of Arizona as a student, earning a Master's degree in Atmospheric Sciences in 2000. Bruce has been working for the USGS since 1997, first in a part-time student position, and for the last 12 years as a full time hydrologist. For most of his career at the USGS he has worked in some capacity in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin in southeastern Arizona, assisting the Upper San Pedro Partnership in its attempt to achieve sustainable groundwater use. In the field, Bruce measured groundwater levels, conducted and processed microgravity surveys (used to measure aquifer storage change), conducted investigations utilizing heat as a tracer, and participated in a variety of electro-magnetic investigations. Bruce has been USGS project chief there since 2007, during which time he has been the primary author on the Upper San Pedro Partnership's annual Section 321 Report to Congress. In addition to his work in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed, Bruce supervises three hydrologists in the Arizona Water Science Center and participates in additional Center management activities as needed. He is also a skilled writer and is often called upon for report reviews and general writing advice and assistance in the Arizona Water Science Center. (08-2012)

 

Publications:

Kennedy, J.R., and Gungle, Bruce, 2010, Quantity and Sources of Base Flow in the San Pedro River near Tombstone, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5200, 43 p.

 

Gungle, Bruce, Kennedy, J.R., 2008, Investigation of ground water – surface water interactions in the San Pedro River using fiber optic distributed temperature methods, Western Region Science Symposium, March 19, 2008.

 

Gungle, Bruce, Investigation of Ground-water / Surface-water interactions in the San Pedro River near Charleston using fiber-optic distributed temperature methods [abs.], in Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, Quality of Live: Can We Have it All?, Arizona Hydrological Society, Proceedings of the 20th annual symposium, August 29-September 1, 2007, Tucson, Arizona. Electronic media.

 

Gungle, Bruce, and E. P. Krider, 2006, Cloud-to-ground lightning and surface rainfall in warm-season Florida thunderstorms: J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19203, doi:10.1029/2005JD006802.

 

Gungle, Bruce, Ground-water storage trends in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Arizona [abs.], in Water and Water Science in the Southwest—Past, Present, and Future, Arizona Hydrological Society, Proceedings of the 19th  annual symposium, September 13-16, 2006, Glendale, Arizona. Electronic media.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2006, Timing and duration of flow in ephemeral streams of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Cochise County, southeastern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5190, 47 p.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2005, Frequency, Duration, and Location of Flow in 20 Ephemeral Streams of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Southeast Arizona [abs.], in Conservation and Innovation in Water Management, Arizona Hydrological Society, Proceedings of the 18th  annual symposium, September 21-24, 2005, Flagstaff, Arizona. Electronic media.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2004, Estimation of ephemeral streamflow duration using temperature methods in the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizona. Western Region Water Watch: The newsletter of the Western Region Water Resources Discipline, volume 1, number 2, p. 3-6.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2004, USGS involvement in the Phelps Dodge Dos Pobres/San Juan Copper Mine project near Safford, Arizona. Briefing paper prepared for United States Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, July, 2004.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2003, Cloud-to-ground lightning and surface rainfall in warm-season thunderstorms in Florida, in Proceedings of  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2003, December 8-12, 2003, San Francisco, California.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2003, Estimation of ephemeral streamflow duration using temperature methods in the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizona, in Proceedings of First Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds, October 27-30, 2003, Benson, Arizona, p. 146-151.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2003, Estimation of ephemeral streamflow duration using temperature methods in the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizona [abs.], in Sustainability issues of Arizona’s regional watersheds, Arizona Hydrological Society, Proceedings of the 16th  annual symposium, September 17-20, 2003, Mesa, Arizona, p. 23-24.

 

Gungle, Bruce, 2001, In stream temperature-sensor network used to indicate ephemeral streamflow and recharge in the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the upper San Pedro River basin, southeastern Arizona [abs.], inAnnual symposium of the Arizona Hydrological Society, September 12-15, 2001, Tucson, Arizona, p. 19-20.

 

Gungle, Bruce, and Krider, E. P., 2000, Cloud-to-Ground lightning and surface rainfall at the NASA Kennedy Space Center and Air Force Eastern Range [post print], in Southwest Weather Symposium, September 21-22, 2000, Tucson, Arizona, Session II.

 

Gungle, Bruce, and Pool, D. R., 2000, A shallow ground-conductivity survey to map silt and clay distributions near the San Pedro River in the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the upper San Pedro River basin, southeast Arizona [abs.], in Annual symposium of the Arizona Hydrological Society, September 20-23, 2000, Phoenix, Arizona, p. 39-40.