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Joseph E Thomas

Joseph Thomas is a Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Joe's work at SBSC's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) involves spearheading research and development efforts for cutting-edge telemetry and technological tools that enable the transfer of environmental data from challenging and remote locations to cloud-hosted environments. Joe supports studies of sediment concentration and water quality in the Colorado River, tracking of endangered fish populations in the Little Colorado River, and monitoring soil moisture and temperature in forests at the base of the San Francisco Peaks outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Recently, Joe has focused on implementing low earth orbit satellite technology for both broadband and short burst data telemetry in Grand Canyon where traditional telemetry methods are non-existent or inadequate.