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Terry W Ortel

Terry Ortel is a hydrologist with the USGS, Central Midwest Water Science Center, located in Urbana, Illinois

Professional Experience

  • 1997-present USGS, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, Illinois

  • 1996-1997 Waste Management Research Center. Champaign, Illinois 

  • 1992-1996 Construction Engineering Research Laboratories 1992-1996 Champaign, Illinois 

  • 1990-1992 Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, Illinois

  • 1986-1990 South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida

Education and Certifications

  • MS Agricultural Engineering Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1986

  • BS Agricultural Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Ishii, A.L., Ortel, T.W., Over, T.M., and Murphy, E.A., 2003, Nexrad and Rainfall-Gage Precipitation Inputs for Near Real-Time Flood Simulation of Salt Creek in Du Page County, Illinois: in 2003 National Hydrologic Warning Council/Southwestern Association of ALERT Systems Abstracts, Dallas, Texas, p. 43

  • Vonnahme, C.C., Ortel, T.W., Ishii, A.L., and Charlton, A.J., 1999, Near Real-Time Flood-Simulation System for Salt Creek in Du Page County, Illinois: Association of State Floodplain Managers, Proceedings of the Planning Ahead: Flood-Loss Reduction for the 21st Century, Portland, Oregon, p. 6

  • Ortel, T.W., 1999, GenScn - Generation and Analysis of Model Simulation Scenarios: Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management, IAFSM 1999 Annual Conference, Rosemont, Illinois, p. 1

  • Ishii, A.L., Charlton, T.J., Ortel, T.W., and Vonnahme, C.C., 1998, Modeling System for Near Real-Time Flood Simulation for Salt Creek in Du Page County, Illinois: Subcommittee on Hydrology of the Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Data, Proceedings of the First Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Las Vegas, p. 8.51-8.58

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government