Research Hydraulic Engineer
David C. Goodrich
David C. Goodrich is a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Tucson, AZ (since 1988). Before moving to Tucson for graduate studies he was employed as a consulting scientist with Autometric, Inc. in Falls Church, VA doing remotely sensed image analysis and positioning with satellite imagery. Prior to his Autometric position he was employed by the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska and Wisconsin.
Current research efforts are directed to scaling issues in rainfall-runoff modeling, identification of dominant hydrologic processes over a range of basin scales, climatic change impacts on semiarid hydrologic response, incorporation of remotely sensed data into hydrologic models, functioning of semiarid riparian systems, and recharge from ephemeral channels. He is a member of the Upper San Pedro Partnership and the executive committee of the NSF SAHRA (Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas) Science and Technology Center. He is also an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona.