Scott J Adolphson

Biography

Biography

                Scott Adolphson has been a GIS/IT Specialist with the U.S Geological Survey since 2015.  Since joining the Minnesota Water Science Center, Scott has worked on the Groundwater and Surface-Water Interactions in the northeast Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota, through 2015, and the National StreamStats Geographic Information System web application.  Currently, Scott is working on the Hydrologic Properties of Glacial Confining Units, Minnesota developing an MODFLOW model of the study areas.

                Scott’s previous work history includes:

Graduate Assistant Central Washington University                      09/2012 - 03/2015

As Graduate Assistant provided aid to students in GIS computer labs, aiding students in meeting course requirements.  As a Research Assistant was responsible for configuring, calibrating, deploying, retrieving, downloading and processing data collected using Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) Recorders for the study of eelgrass beds in the Puget Sound region.

International Union of Elevator Constructors                               05/2007 - 08/2012

Canadian Pacific Railroad                                                            09/2005 - 05/2007

United State Navy                                                                        12/1984 – 09/2005

 

Education

Master of Science, Resource Management, Central Washington University, 2015, “Influence of Saltwater Intrusion, Climate, and Development on the Ground Water Supply of San Juan Island” (Advisor:  Dr. Anthony Gabriel).

 

                Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 2011.

 

                Associate of Arts, Electronic Technology, Coastline Community College, 2004.

 

Associate of Arts, Vocational Technical Education, Coastline Community College, 2004.

 

Training

  • Modeling Groundwater Flow with MODFLOW, USGS-2016-0516-Reston- VA, Completed,5/20/2016
  • 2016 Role Based Security Training (RBST) Self-Certification
  • Cisco IINS 2.0: Introducing Networking Security Fundamentals, Cisco IINS 2.0: Introducing Networking Security Fundamentals, 11/10/2015
  • Cloud Computing Basics, Cloud Computing Basics, 3/21/2016
  • CompTIA Network+ 2012: Network Management Part 1, Comp TIA Network+ 2012: Network Management Part 1, 11/10/2015
  • CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 1, Comp TIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 1, 11/16/2015
  • CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2, Comp TIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2, 2/19/2016

 

Publications

  • Adolphson, S. 2015 “Influence of Saltwater Intrusion, Climate, and Development on the Ground Water Supply of San Juan Island” Master’s Thesis.
  • Gabriel, A., C. Donoghue, L. Bodensteiner, S. Adolphson, D. Cordner, and L. Stilwater.  2015. PAR and light extinction above eelgrass, at bed surface, and beneath decks in Washington.  Poster presented at the CERF 2015 23rd Biennial Conference “Grand Challenges in Coastal and Estuarine Science: Securing Our Future”, Portland, Oregon, November 8-12 2015.

 

My Science Topics

Ground Water

                Water Budget

                Ground Water Quality

                Rivers and Lakes

 

 

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

                Understanding the movement of water resources and their impact on water availability.

                Climate and land use change.

 

Research Focus

                Projects

  • Hydrologic Properties of Glacial Confining Units, Minnesota
  • Groundwater and Surface-Water Interactions in the northeast Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota, through 2015
  • National StreamStats Geographic Information System web application

                Interests

  • Modeling surface and ground water interactions.
  • Understanding the impact of climate and land use changes on water budgets.

                Memberships

  • 2011-present: Gama Theta Upsilon

 

Contact Information

                Scott Adolphson

                2280 Woodale Drive

                Mounds View, MN 55112

                763-783-3127