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