Donald O. Rosenberry

U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Division
MS 413, Bldg. 53, DFC
Lakewood, CO 80225
Telephone: (303) 236-4990

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Geography/Fluvial geomorphology, 2007
M.S., University of Minnesota, Geology / Hydrogeology, Minor: Civil Engineering, 1985
B.S., Bemidji State University, Geology and Geography, 1981

Professional Positions:
  • Lead Scientist, National Research Program, U.S.G.S., WRD (1985-present)
  • Coordinator of Shingobee Headwaters Aquatic Ecosystem Project (SHAEP), (1991- present)
  • Hydrocarbon well analyst, Continental Laboratories (1981-1982).

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Hydrology and hydrogeology of lakes, rivers and wetlands, with special focus on measurement of evaporation, temporal and spatial variability of groundwater fluxes and new techniques for determining groundwater fluxes.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    Geological Society of America (Fellow) American Geophysical Union Society of Wetland Scientists Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers

    Selected Publications:

    Lewandowski, J., Meinikmann, K., Nützmann, G., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2015, Groundwater – the disregarded component in lake water and nutrient budgets. Part 2: effects of groundwater on nutrients: Hydrological Processes, v. 29, no. 13, p. 2922-2955.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Lewandowski, J., Meinikmann, K., and Nützmann, G., 2015, Groundwater - the disregarded component in lake water and nutrient budgets. Part 1: effects of groundwater on hydrology: Hydrological Processes, v. 29, no. 13, p. 2895-2921.

    Toran, L., Nyquist, J., Rosenberry, D., Gagliano, M., Mitchell, N., and Mikochik, J., 2015, Geophysical and hydrologic studies of lake seepage variability: Groundwater, vol. 53, no. 6, p. 841-850.

    Rosenberry, D. O., Sheibley, R.W., Cox, S. E., Simonds, F. W. and Naftz, D. L., 2013, Temporal variability of exchange between groundwater and surface water based on high-frequency direct measurements of seepage at the sediment-water interface, Water Resources Research., vol. 49, no. 5, p. 2975-2986, DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20198.

    99 Toran, L., Johnson, M., Nyquist, J., and Rosenberry, D., 2010, Delineating a road-salt plume in lakebed sediments using electrical resistivity, piezometers, and seepage meters at Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, U.S.A: Geophysics, vol. 75, no. 4, p. WA75-WA83.

    Rosenberry, D.O., 2011, The need to consider temporal variability when modeling exchange at the sediment-water interface, in Abesser, C., Nutzmann, G., Hill, M.C., Bloschl, G., and Lakshmanan, E., Eds., Conceptual and modeling studies of integrated groundwater, surface water, and ecological systems: International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 345, p. 3-9.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Toran, L., and Nyquist, J.E., 2010, Effect of surficial disturbance on exchange between groundwater and surface water in nearshore margins: Water Resources Research, vol. 46, W06518, doi:10.1029/2009WR008755.

    Gagliano, M.P., Nyquist, J.E., Toran, L., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2009, Assessment of electrical resistivity method to map groundwater seepage zones in heterogeneous sediments, in Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Fort Worth, Texas, Environmental Engineering and Geophysical Society, 10 p.

    Rosenberry, D.O. and Winter, T.C., 2009, Hydrologic processes and the water budget, in Winter, T.C. and Likens, G.E., editors, Mirror Lake: interactions among air, land, and water: University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 23-68.

    Winter, T.C. and Rosenberry, D.O., 2009, Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget, in Winter, T.C. and Likens, G.E., editors, Mirror Lake: interactions among air, land, and water: University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 205-224.

    Mitchell, N., Nyquist, J.E., Toran, L., Rosenberry, D.O., and Mikochik, J., 2008, Electrical resistivity as a tool for identifying geologic heterogeneities which control seepage at Mirror Lake, NH, Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 2008, 11 p.

    Rosenberry, D.O. and LaBaugh, J.W., eds., 2008, Field techniques for estimating water fluxes between surface water and ground water: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 4-D2, 128 p.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., and Likens, G.E., 2007, Comparison of 15 evaporation methods applied to a small mountain lake in the northeastern USA: Journal of Hydrology, vol. 340, no. 3-4, p. 149-166.

    Rosenberry, D.O, and Morin, R.H., 2004, Use of an electromagnetic seepage meter to investigate temporal variability in lake seepage: Ground Water, vol. 42, no. 1, p. 68-77.

    Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Likens, G.E., Sturrock, A.M. Jr., Mau, D.P., 2003, Evaporation determined by the energy budget method for Mirror Lake, New Hampshire: Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 995-1009.

    Hayashi, M. and Rosenberry, D.O., 2002, Effects of groundwater exchange on the hydrology and ecology of surface waters: Ground Water, v. 40, no. 3, p. 309-316.

    Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Buso, D.C., and Merk, D.A., 2001, Water source to four U.S. wetlands: implications for wetland management: Wetlands, v. 21, no. 4, p. 462-473.

    Winter, T.C., Mallory, S.E., Allen, T.R., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, The use of principal- component analysis for interpreting ground-water hydrographs: Ground Water, v. 38, no. 2, p. 234- 246.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Bukaveckas, P.A., Buso, D.C., Likens, G.E., Shapiro, A.M., and Winter, T.C., 1999, Migration of road salt to a small New Hampshire lake: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 109, p. 179-206.

    Rosenberry, D.O. and Winter, T.C., 1993, The significance of fracture flow to the water balance of a lake in fractured crystalline rock terrain, Proceedings: XXIVth Congress International Association of Hydrogeologists -- Hydrogeology of Hard Rocks, June 28-July 2, 1993, Ås, Norway, Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, p. 967-977.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator