David Rey is a Research Hydrologist in the Hydrologic Remote Sensing Branch of the Water Resources Mission Area.
David's specialty is in Arctic and alpine hydrology, however he has expertise in a variety of field, geophysical, and numerical modeling methods. His work focuses on geophysical methods development, and using cross-scale observations combined with numerical modeling to improve prediction and process representation. David's current research interests and efforts are focused on:
- Evolving hydrologic systems in permafrost environments
- Linking snowmelt to streamflow in alpine ecosystems
- The impact of wildfire on groundwater and snow processes
- Development of UAS-based geophysical methods, and systems for remote, autonomous geophysical monitoring
Presently, David is directly contributing to the USGS WB, WAIEE and NGWOS Water Mission Area Programs. He has a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines in Hydrology, and a B.S. in Earth Science from Montana State University.