Marian M Domanski

Biography

I've worked at the USGS since early 2011. I received my BS and MS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The development of the Surrogate Analysis and Index Developer (SAID) tool has spanned a good portion of my time at the USGS. Besides developing it, I've given classes on its use, provided support for numerous USGS personnel around the country, and wrote an OFR that serves as the SAID manual. I've also developed other small scale scientific software utilities and one-time-use scripts to support investigative projects. Additionally, I've been involved with the development of the single-frequency sediment acoustic policy, and I'm a coauthor on the recently published T&M 3-C5, which covers the use of sediment acoustic methods. Other recent project involvement includes supporting the 1D unsteady hydraulic model FEQ and the development of a HEC-ResSim reservoir model that facilitates communication of flow forecasts between the NWS and IDNR, the operators of the reservoir. Some of my current project involvement include rewriting and modifying SAID to incorporate a multi-frequency sediment acoustic method, performing a sensitivity analysis of lateral inflow attenuation parameters for the hydraulic model FEQ, and updating the documentation for FEQ and FEQUTL.