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Christopher L Gazoorian

Christopher L Gazoorian is a Hydrologist at the New York Water Science Center.

Chris Gazoorian currently serves as the Surface Water Specialist for the USGS New York Water Science Center. Prior to this, he served as a Hydrologist, leading studies and field data collection relating to surface-water, groundwater and water-quality. Chris' research interests include innovative use of non-contact sensors, ice-jam flood monitoring, and streamflow uncertainly and statistical analysis.

As a Hydrologists at U.S. Geological Survey, the New York Water Science Center

  • Estimation of unaltered daily streamflow at rural ungagged locations
  • Streamflow statistics and trends
  • Ice Jam monitoring and modeling in the Mohawk River, Schenectady, NY
  • Computation of peak streamflow in open channels and through control structures by direct and indirect methods
  • Flood documentation and flood frequency trends
  • Develop streamflow ratings for stage-discharge and index-velocity relations.

 As a Student Hydrologist at U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center

  • Assisted with multiple research projects investigating biogeochemical nutrient cycles, acid deposition and water.                
  • Analyzed soil and water properties including total C and N using a Carlo Erba EA 1110 elemental analyzer.
  • Reported data for publication in scientific journals and USGS reports.
  • Developed the NY WSC Standard Operating Procedure manuals for soil analyses.
  • Instructed students on analyses procedures and tracked progress to meet deadlines.
  • Collected water, soil, sediment and biological samples and maintained field sites.

As a Graduate Research Assistant at State University of New York at Albany, Department of Geography and Planning

  • Conducted soil analyses on archived and new samples to identify centennial scale changes in soil C in a Russian steppe.