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Thomas J Williams

Thomas Williams is a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey - Kansas Water Science Center in Lawrence, Kansas. His work focuses on collecting, analyzing, and interpreting water-quality data in streams throughout eastern Kansas, with an emphasis on the Kansas River.

Research objectives include: (1) characterizing current and historic water-quality conditions in the Kansas River related to sediment, nutrients, major ions, bromide, fecal indicator bacteria, cyanobacteria, and associated toxins and taste-and-odor compounds; and (2) developing and evaluating surrogate models that use water-quality samples and continuously measured physiochemical properties to estimate concentrations or probability of occurrence of water-quality constituents that are not easily measured in real time.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Geosciences from the University of Missouri

  • Master’s Degree in Physical Geography from the University of Iowa

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