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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Raymond Anderson (Ray)

Research Hydrologist

 
Ray Anderson   Ray G. Anderson
Research Soil Scientist
 

Contaminant Fate and Transport Research Unit
USDA-ARS US Salinity Laboratory
450 W Big Springs Rd
Riverside, CA 92507-4617
Phone: (951) 369-4851
Fax: (951) 342-4964

ray.anderson@ars.usda.gov

 
Dr. Ray Anderson is a Research Soil Scientist at USDA-ARS, US Salinity Laboratory in Riverside.
Before coming to Riverside, Dr. Anderson was a Research Associate (Research Hydrologist) at
ARS-Parlier. At Parlier, Dr. Anderson researched water use and productivity of biofuel and
orchard crops. Before coming to ARS, Dr. Anderson worked at the University of California,
Irvine and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. At Irvine, he worked on measuring and
modeling evapotranspiration in agricultural and wild lands, assessing regional climate impacts
from land management, and portioning agricultural water consumption between precipitation,
surface and ground water. Dr. Anderson’s research methods integrate direct field measurements,
micrometeorological techniques, satellite remote sensing, and climatic observations to research
agricultural water use and productivity at field to regional scales.
 
Dr. Anderson’s current research interests at ARS include (1) water use, productivity, and
sustainability of biofuels (especially in salt-affected lands), (2) estimating water use and
efficiency of orchard crops using field measurements and remote sensing, (3) development and
refinement of techniques to observe agricultural evapotranspiration and water use, and (4)
integrating global and regional climate models with observational data to assess current and
future water availability and quality for irrigated agriculture.
 

Educational Background

PhD. – University of California, Irvine - Earth System Science – 2010
M.S. – University of California, Irvine – Earth System Science – 2007
B.S. with Honors – University of Minnesota – Geography – 2005
 

ARS-Related Publications and Projects

ARS Publications
ARS Projects
 

Publications and Presentations (prior to ARS employment)

Publications

  • Anderson, R. G., M.-H. Lo, and J. S. Famiglietti (2012b), Assessing surface water consumption
    using remotely-sensed groundwater, evapotranspiration, and precipitation, Geophysical Research
    Letters, 39(16), doi:10.1029/2012GL052400.
  • Anderson, R. G., Y. Jin, and M. L. Goulden (2012a), Assessing regional evapotranspiration and
    water balance across a Mediterranean montane climate gradient, Agricultural and Forest
    Meteorology, 166-167, 10–22, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.07.004.
  • Goulden, M. L., R. G. Anderson, R. C. Bales, A. E. Kelly, M. Meadows, and G. C. Winston (2012),
    Evapotranspiration along an elevation gradient in California’s Sierra Nevada, Journal of
    Geophysical Research, 117(G3), doi:10.1029/2012JG002027.
  • Anderson, R. G., and M. L. Goulden (2011), Relationships between climate, vegetation, and
    energy exchange across a montane gradient, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 116,
    G01026, doi:10.1029/2010JG001476.
  • Anderson, R.G., J.G. Canadell, J.T. Randerson, R.B. Jackson, B.A. Hungate, D.D. Baldocchi, G.A.
    Ban-Weiss, G.B. Bonan, K. Caldeira, L. Cao, N.S. Diffenbaugh, K.R. Gurney, L.M. Kueppers, B.E.
    Law, S. Luyssaert, T.L. O'Halloran (2011), Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate
    protection. Frontiers in Ecology 9: 174–182. doi:10.1890/090179.
  • Anderson, R.G. (2010), Constraining regional water and carbon fluxes by combining a mobile
    measurement platform with satellite remote sensing, University of California, Irvine, United
    States -- California. [online] Available from: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?
    did=2078408131&Fmt=7&clientId=48051&RQT=309&VName=PQD
    .
  • Anderson, R.G. and M.L. Goulden (2009), A mobile platform to constrain regional estimates of
    evapotranspiration. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149(5): 771-782.
    doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.10.022.
  • Jackson, R.B., Randerson JT, Canadell JG, R.G. Anderson, R. Avissar, D.D. Baldocchi, G.B.
    Bonan, K. Caldeira, N.S. Diffenbaugh, C.B. Field, B.A. Hungate, L.M. Kueppers, D.E. Pataki
    (2008), Protecting Climate with Forests. Environmental Research Letters 3: doi:10.1088/1748-
    9326/3/4/044006
    .

Presentations (*denotes presenter)

  • Anderson, R.G.*, and M. Lo, and J.S. Famiglietti (2011), Estimating surface water consumption
    in irrigated agriculture using remotely-sensed hydrologic observations, Abstract H21F-1213,
    presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, Y. Jin, and M.L. Goulden (2010), Assessing regional evapotranspiration across
    a montane gradient by combining a mobile measurement platform with satellite observations,
    Abstract H23J-03, presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, M.L. Goulden, Integrating micrometeorological observations of water-carbon
    linkages across a climate gradient, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-
    0313, Presentation at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA 14-18
    December 2009.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, M.L.Goulden (2008), A mobile platform to constrain regional estimates of
    evapotranspiration, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H54A-05. Presentation
    at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA 15-19 December 2008.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, Y. Jin, A. McMillan, J.T. Randerson, and M.L. Goulden (2006), Agricultural
    harvesting losses result in a system bias in Net Primary Productivity (NPP) estimates derived
    from crop yield data, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B41B-0185. Poster at
    Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 11-15 December 2006.
  • Goulden, M.L.*, Y. Jin, J.T. Randerson, S. Trumbore, D. Hsueh, A. Fellows, R.G. Anderson, A.
    McMillan, D. Roberts, W. Riley, and P. Dennison (2006), Mechanisms controlling annual,
    interannual, and decadal changes in California’s carbon budget, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall
    Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51E-02. Talk at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San
    Francisco, CA, 11-15 December 2006.
  • Goulden, M.L.*, Y. Jin, J.T. Randerson, S. Trumbore, D. Hsueh, A. Fellows, R.G. Anderson, A.
    McMillan, D. Roberts, W. Riley, and P. Dennison (2007), Mechanisms controlling annual,
    interannual, and decadal changes in California’s carbon budget, Abstract H.6. Poster at 2007
    Joint NACP investigators meeting, Boulder, 22-26 January 2007.
 

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