Associate in Research
Duke University, Civil and Environmental Department, 160 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
While I work for Duke University, I live in Western North Carolina, which allows me to efficiently scout field sites and later return for installations, maintenance, or any other needs.
- Regional temperature and precipitation effects from a changing climate
- Impacts of climate change on surface water availability
- Ability to model weather in complex terrain
Associate in Research Duties
- Conduct maintenance and retrieve data from ~40 tipping bucket rain gauges in the Pigeon River Basin
- Find and secure locations for tipping bucket rain gauges, Parsivel, and soil moisture/temperature installations
- Install, maintain, and disassemble instruments for IPHEx in Western North Carolina
- Coordinate with NASA to advance equipment or instruments installations
- Extract, QC, and process NASA’s tipping bucket rain gauge data
- M.S. in Natural Resource Science. Specialization: Climate Assessments and Impacts. Minor: Water Resources Planning and Management. University of Nebraska – Lincoln. August 2010.
- B.S. in Atmospheric Science. Minor: Mathematics. University of North Carolina –Asheville. May 2008.
Associate in Research, Duke University, Durham, NC (October 2011 – Current)
- Scouted locations and installed meteorological instrumentation
- Led undergraduate students in 40+ rain gauge calibrations throughout the Appalachians Mtns.
- Planned, supervised, and led a 3-week excursion to Peru to install rain gauges in the Andes Mtns.
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2008 – November 2010)
- Programmed data-loggers, installed a fully equipped meteorological station, and maintained two weather stations as a project field technician.
- Collected, managed, analyzed, quality controlled, and processed data
- Set-up hardware and software for real-time data monitoring and control
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Duke University, Asheville, NC (Summer 2008)
- Worked with private and public sectors to install rain gauges in the Southern Appalachians
- Collected and analyzed precipitation data to understand mountaintop precipitation
- Collaborated with Duke University graduate students for an Intensive Observation Period
- Cutrell, G. J. (2010) Seasonal Energy and Water Balance of a Phragmites Australis-Dominated Wetland in the Republican River Basin (Southwestern Nebraska, USA). M.S. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 128 pp.
- Lenters, J. D., Cutrell, G. J., Istanbulluoglu, E., Scott, D. T., Herrman, K. S., Irmak, A., Eisenhauer, D. E. (2010) Seasonal energy and water balance of a Phragmites australis-dominated wetland in the Republican River basin (south-central Nebraska, USA). Accepted by Journal of Hydrology.