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Tyler King

Tyler King is a research hydrologist with the USGS Idaho Water Science Center in Boise, Idaho.

Tyler’s research focuses on operationalizing scientific approaches to better monitor and understand changes in water quality and quantity. He has focused to date on research into the accuracy of low-cost discharge measurement methods, development of methods for operationally retrieving water quality estimates from satellite imagery, advancing fundamental understanding of the factors that link temperature regimes of Arctic rivers to their environment, remotely sensing river discharge by coupling aerial imagery with hydraulic models, quantifying the impact of reservoir operation on downstream river temperature, and identifying algal taxa from hyperspectral satellite imagery.  With each of these foci, Tyler aims to translate scientific advances into application driven datasets and tools to assist decision makers and the public in natural resource management.


Satellite-based remote sensing of water quality; freshwater algal blooms; operational image processing; process-based river temperature modeling; low-cost discharge measurement technique; remote sensing of discharge.

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