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Gabriel B Senay, Ph.D.

Gabriel Senay is a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, co-located with the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) in Boulder, Colorado. He is also an adjunct professor at South Dakota State University and a Faculty Affiliate with Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Senay, with a background in agricultural engineering, hydrology, and remote sensing, conducts applied research on landscape water use assessment and monitoring using satellite-derived data and hydrologic modeling. He has taught courses on remote sensing of water resources and land surveying.

Research topics include:

1) Evapotranspiration modeling for crop water use mapping, drought monitoring, and water budget studies.

2) Runoff and soil moisture modeling for groundwater recharge estimation, small reservoir (pond) monitoring, and ecological drought assessment. 

3) Interactions between land cover change and hydrology and their impact on water resources. 

4) Spatiotemporal dynamics and trend analyses of agro-hydrologic processes and climatic drivers.

Education and Certifications

  • Licensed professional engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

  • PhD from The Ohio State University, USA.

  • MSc in Hydrology from Wageningen University, The Netherlands

  • BSc in Agricultural Engineering from Alemaya University, Ethiopia

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