Ronald Busciolano

Biography

Ron Busciolano is a supervisory hydrologist with the USGS New York Water Science Center, and is currently the Data Chief of the Hydrologic Surveillance and Analysis Section for the Coram Program Office. Ron began working for the USGS on Long Island, New York during 1985 and currently oversees the operation and administration of a multi-disciplinary data-collection program that encompasses a network of approximately 600 groundwater and surface-water stations. This network is the primary source of hydrologic data for the region, which includes Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City, one of the most populated areas in the Nation. Ron has extensive field and technical knowledge of the area’s hydrogeology and is highly skilled in the technical analysis and interpretation of long-term groundwater and surface-water data. He has authored numerous water-table and potentiometric-surface-map reports and has developed the first drought-monitoring network for Long Island by using statistical analysis of long-term groundwater, surface-water, and precipitation records.

 

Ron is also North Atlantic Region Coordinator for the USGS Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network; a network developed as part of the Theme 3 work for the USGS Hurricane Sandy Science Plan. As coordinator, he provides management and coordination for activation of the USGS SWaTH Network during intense coastal storms, and guides USGS Water Science Centers from North Carolina to Maine on the scope and timing of any such deployment. The SWaTH Network (http://water.usgs.gov/floods/swath) was developed collaboratively with local, State, Tribal, and Federal agency partners, and features the integration of long-term real-time tide gages, storm deployable real-time rapid-deployment gages, and mobile storm-tide and wave sensors at over 700 pre-determined locations along the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to Maine.

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Publications

Schubert, Christopher E., Busciolano, Ronald, Hearn, Paul P., Jr., Rahav, Ami N.; Behrens, Riley, Finkelstein, Jason, Monti, Jack, Jr., and Simonson, Amy E., 2015. Analysis of storm-tide impacts from Hurricane Sandy in New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5036, 75 p. [Link]

Como, M.D., Noll, M.L., Finkelstein, J.S., Monti, Jack, Jr., and Busciolano, Ronald, 2015. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes in the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers of Long Island, New York, April–May 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3326, 4 sheets, scale 1:125,000, 6 p. [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, Verdi, Richard, Fulton, John, and Peppler, Marie, 2015. Understanding and preparing for coastal storm impacts -- Observing overland surge, wave, and tide hydrodynamics: in National Hydrologic Warning Council Transmission, February 2015. [Link]

Monti, Jack, Como, Michael D., Busciolano, Ronald, 2013. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes in the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers beneath Long Island, New York, April-May 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3270, 5 p., 5 sheets. [Link]

McCallum, Brian E., Wicklein, Shaun M., Reiser, Robert G., Busciolano, Ronald, Morrison, Jonathan, Verdi, Richard J., Painter, Jaime A., Frantz, Eric R., Gotvald, Anthony J., 2013. Monitoring storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Sandy along the Atlantic coast of the United States, October 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1043, 42 p.; tables 2-6. [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald and Schubert, Christopher E., 2012. Tracking the storm tide from Hurricane Irene as it moved up the coast and made landfall in New York [abs.]: in Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, February 24-28, 2012, New York, NY. [Link]

Misut, Paul E., Busciolano, Ronald, 2010. Hydraulic properties of the Magothy and Upper Glacial aquifers at Centereach, Suffolk County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5190, 23 p., appendix. [Link]

Monti, Jack, Jr., Busciolano, Ronald, 2009. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes in the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers beneath Long Island, New York, March-April 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3066, 4 sheets. [Link]

Monti, Jack, Jr., Misut, Paul E., Busciolano, Ronald, 2009. Simulation of variable-density ground-water flow and saltwater intrusion beneath Manhasset Neck, Nassau County, New York, 1905-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5166, 71 p. [Link]

Capurso, William D. and Busciolano, Ronald, 2008: Real-time hydrologic monitoring by the U.S. Geological Survey on Long Island and in the five boroughs of New York City (abs): in Long Island Geologists' Conference, Stony Brook University, April 15, 2008. [Link]

Monti, Jack, Jr., Busciolano, Ronald, and Terracciano, Stephen A., 2008: Monitoring ground-water levels, Long Island, NY (abs.): in Sixth National Monitoring Conference -- Monitoring: Key to Understanding Our Waters, May 18-22, 2008, Atlantic City, NJ, Session H2, p. 264. [Link]

Monti, Jack, Jr. and Busciolano, Ronald, 2007: Hydrologic conditions on Long Island, NY, during March 2006 (abs), in Pine Barrens Research Forum, October 11, 2007. [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, 2005. Statistical analysis of long-term hydrologic records for selection of drought-monitoring sites on Long Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5152, 47 p. [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, 2003. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes of the Upper Glacial, Magothy and Lloyd aquifers on Long Island, New York, in March-April 2003, and changes since 1997 (abst): in Long Island Ground-Water Symposium, June 6, 2003, Program with Abstracts, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY. [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, 2002. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes of the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers on Long Island, New York, in March-April 2000, with a summary of hydrogeologic conditions: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4165, 17 p., 3 pls. (6 sheets). [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, Monti, Jack, Jr., Chu, Anthony, 1998. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes of the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers on Long Island, New York, in March-April 1997, with a summary of hydrogeologic conditions: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4019, 17 p.,3 pls. (6 sheets). [Link]

Busciolano, Ronald, 1997: Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes of the Upper Glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers on Long Island, New York, in March-April, 1990, with a summary of hydrogeologic and ground-water conditions: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4030.

Schubert, Christopher E., and Busciolano, Ronald, 1994: Peak storm-tide elevations produced by the December 1992 storm along the coast of Long Island, New York, with historical peak storm-tide elevations: in Association of Long Island Geologists, First Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Programs with Abstracts, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, April 23, 1994. [Link]