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Heather R Best

I am a hydrologist within the Water Resources Mission Area and work out of the Fairbanks Field Office.

As a hydrologist in the data program, I am involved in all aspects of streamgage work.  Currently I am a member of the Hydroacoustics Workgroup (HaWG) and Surface Velocity Workgroup.  Both groups are focused on advancing instrumentation and applications of technology to improve the quality of and add to the toolbox for stream monitoring through equipment testing and technology dissemination. I have also recently been working in coordination with a variety of remote sensing groups to collect ground based measurements of streamflow or water levels to calibrate and validate data from airborne or satellite-borne sensors.

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