J. William Lund is a member of the River and Coastal Processes team of the Upper Midwest Water Science Center. His work focuses on sediment transport including physical samples, in-situ surrogates from hydro-acoustic and turbidity sensors, lidar and bathymetry surveys, and modeling using machine learning.
- Improving predictions of sediment transport using physical samples, streamflow, geospatial datasets, and machine learning
- Perform single and multi-beam bathymetry surveys
- Perform lidar, RTK GNSS, and total station surveys
- Use USGS protocols to collect water quality, suspended sediment, bed load, and bed material samples
- Perform gage inspections and streamflow measurements
- Design, fabricate, install, and operate index-velocity streamgages
- Install, calibrate, and maintain acoustic Doppler velocity meters, turbidity sensors, and nitrate sensors
- Archive, analyze, and review time series data sets for continuous water quality
2022 - Present: Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Mounds View, Minnesota
2014- 2022: Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Mounds View, Minnesota
Education and Certifications
MS 2021: University of Minnesota - Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
Thesis "Using machine learning to improve predictions of fluvial sediment transport"
BS 2013: University of Minnesota - Environmental Science, Policy, and Management