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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert M. Parry

Computer Specialist

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Robert Parry
IT Specialist (SysAdmin)
USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
Voice: (301) 504-8625
Fax: (301) 504-8931

Research Interests:


  • 1987 B.S. (Geology) University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Professional Experience:

  • 1995 - present: USDA-ARS-Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, MD; IT Specialist (SysAdmin).
  • 1990 - 1995: USDA-ARS-Hydrology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD; Hydrologic Technician.


  • Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area 2007 Support/Service Employee of the Year.
  • Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Area 1995 Technician of the Year.

Professional Service:

  • 20 years Government service, awarded January 2010.

Selected Publications: (please contact the author to determine reprint availability)

Schmugge, T., Jackson, T. J., Kustas, W. P., Roberts, R., Parry, R., Goodrich, S. A., Amer, A. Weltz, M. A. Push Broom Microwave Radiometer Observations of Surface Soil Moisture in MONSOON '90. Special Section: Monsoon '90 Multidisciplinary Experiment, Water Resources Research. 1994.

D. C. Goodrich, T. J. Schmugge, T. J. Jackson, C. L. Unkrich, T. O. Keefer, R. Parry, L. B. Bach, S. A. Amer. Runoff simulation sensitivity to remotely sensed initial soil water content. Special Section: Monsoon '90 Multidisciplinary Experiment, Water Resources Research. 1994.

Kustas, W. P., Schmugge, T. J., Humes, K. S., Weltz, M. A., Moran, M. S., Jackson, T. J., and Parry, R. Relationships between evaporative fraction and remotely sensed vegetation index and microwave brightness temperature for semiarid rangelands. Journal of Applied Meteorology. 32:1781-1790. 1993.

W. P. Kustas, T. J. Jackson, T. J. Schmugge, R. Parry, D. C. Goodrich, S. A. Amer, L. B. Bach, T. O. Keefer, M. A. Weltz, M. S. Moran, T. R. Clarke, P. J. Pinter Jr., H. Claassen, A. C. Riggs, D. I. Stannard, L. E. Hipps, E. Swiatek, J. H. Blanford, A. M. Shutko, P. C. Doraiswamy, C. S. T. Daughtry, E. M. Perry, W. D. Nichols, R. T. Pinker, A. R. Huete, J. Qi, J. D. van Leeuwen, K. S. Humes, J. Washburne, A. Chehbouni, A. Vidal, D. I. Gellman, W. E. Clements, T. A. Grant, P. Dubois, and J. van Zyl, 1991: An Interdisciplinary Field Study of the Energy and Water Fluxes in the Atmospheric-Biosphere System over Semiarid Rangelands: Description and Some Preliminary Results. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 72, 1683–1705.

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