Sarah N Rosa

Biography

Sarah Rosa has been a hydrologist with the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center since 2008. She has conducted surface-water studies using watershed and water-balance models in Guam and Hawaiʻi that are part of water-availability investigations. Her continued surface-water studies include understanding climate-based changes to runoff and groundwater recharge.

 

Education

MS, Natural Resources and Environmental Management (Watershed Hydrology), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013 

BS, Environmental Earth Science, Dartmouth College, 2007

 

Professional Experience

Hydrologist, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, 2008‒present

Research Internship, University of California, San Diego’s Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, 2007

Laboratory/Field Assistant, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2006

Laboratory Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2005

 

Publications

Rosa, S.N., and Hay, L.E., 2017, Fena Valley Reservoir watershed and water-balance model updates and expansion of watershed modeling to southern Guam: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5093, 64 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175093.

Rosa, S.N., and Hay, L.E., 2017, Supporting data for Fena Valley Reservoir watershed and water-balance model, southern Guam: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HH6HV4.

Rosa, S.N., 2017, Measuring surface-water loss in Honouliuli Stream near the ‘Ewa Shaft,
O‘ahu, Hawai‘i: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5042, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175042.

Rosa, S.N., 2013, Evaluating land cover change effects on runoff and recharge in Kawela, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i: MS Thesis, Honolulu, HI, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Rosa, S.N., and Oki, D.S., 2010, Hawaii StreamStats: A web application for defining drainage-basin characteristics and estimating peak-streamflow statistics: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3052, 4 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3052.

Oki, D.S., Rosa, S.N., and Yeung, C.W., 2010, Flood-frequency estimates for streams on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi, State of Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5035, 121 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5035/.

Hunt, C.D., Jr., and Rosa, S.N., 2009, A multitracer approach to detecting wastewater plumes from municipal injection wells in nearshore marine waters at Kihei and Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5253, 166 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5253/.