Greg D. Mccurdy

Associate Research Scientist Climatology
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Professional Interests

Mr. McCurdy's interest is in the ongoing installation, assembly, programming, operation and maintenance of a variety of data systems, in environments such as UNIX, DOS, WINDOWS, using Basic, Pascal, Fortran, Assembly, C, PERL, C-Shell, and Python. His interests include weather and climate information sources such as RAWS, NWS, SNOTEL, AGRIMET, NVDOE, McIDAS, and ALERT. He is experienced with DROT (DOMSAT Receive Only Terminal), which receives weather platform messages transmitted via GOES satellite and other data telemetry methods. His climate center efforts include converting the distribution of data to internet transmission, including system configuration and installation of LDM-IDD software to receive climate information. He constructed the climate center's WWW home page, and converted the new RAWS data ingestor to the ASCADS data system to provide data transmission error correction and retrieval of all RAWS climate data. Mr. McCurdy is also responsible for the collection and analysis of Sierra Nevada weather station data, the changeover of Difax data from satellite feed to internet feeds, and then establishing processes to print the desired forecast maps and to provide network access to satellite imagery. Mr. McCurdy is also working on a climate center inventory of data repositories. He assisted in the development of a climate center metadata database and an integrated climate monitoring system.

Mr. McCurdy's background includes deployment and installation of weather observing and research instrumentation. Past projects have included design and development of atmospheric radiation and energy balance monitoring platforms. His expertise includes operation and maintenance of long-term Bowen-ratio ET (evapotranspiration) stations and meteorological/climatological monitoring networks. His experience includes use of Campbell Scientific dataloggers with temperature sensors (thermistor and thermocouple), humidity sensors, wind sensors, pressure sensors (atmospheric and hydrologic), precipitation measuring devices (tipping, weighing and pressure displacement), soil moisture sensors (blocks and TDR), linearity sensors for flow or displacement, O2 and CO2 sensors, a variety of atmospheric radiation sensors (longwave and shortwave, silicon or thermopile based), and gamma radiation sensors (pressurized ion chambers). Applications have been primarily agricultural or environmental, but have also included test chambers and space applications.

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Education

DegreeInstitutionArea
M.S. Utah State University, UT Soil Science/Biometeorology
B.S. Brigham Young University, UT Physics
A.D. Ricks College, ID Arts and Sciences

Publications & Presentations

2017

Chapman, J. B., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2017). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2016 Meteorolgoical, Radiological, and Wind Transported Particulate Observations, DRI 45279; DOE DOE/NV/0003590-05
Mizell, S. A., Miller, J. J., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A. (2017). Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2013 and FY2014 (revised), DRI 45276; DOE 0000939-42
Mizell, S. A., Miller, J. J., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A. (2017). Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2015 and FY2016, DRI 45277; DOE/NV/0003590-02
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Miller, J. J. (2017). Project 57 Air Monitoring Report: January 1 through December 31, 2015, DRI 45272; DOE/NV/0000939-38
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Miller, J. J. (2017). DRAFT - Project 57 Air Monitoring Report: January 1 through December 31, 2016, DRI XXXXX; DRI/NV/XXXXX
Nikolich, G., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A., Miller, J. J. (2017). NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015, DRI 45273; DOE/NV/0000939-39
Nikolich, G., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A., Miller, J. J. (2017). NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015, DRI 45273; DOE/NV/0000939-39
Nikolich, G., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A., Miller, J. J. (2017). NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2016, DRI 45278; DOE/NV/0003590-03

2016

Brown, T. J., Fearon, M. G., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). Assessing the Quality of Wind Observations Using a Regional Scale Model. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2016
Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). RAWS Data Archive. Annual Performance Report, 3 pp, February 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). RAWS Data Archive. Final Performance Report, 3 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Carroll, R. W., Bearup, L. A., Versteeg, R., McCurdy, G. D., Potter, B., Maxwell, R. M., Williams, K. H. (2016). Building observational networks for hydrologic characterization of the snow-dominated SFA East River watershed study site., Department of Energy, Environmental Systems Science Principal Investigator Meeting: Bolger Center, Potomac, MD, April 26, 2016-April 27, 2016
Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J., McCurdy, G. D., Lyles, B. F. (2016). NICE Net and Reference Evapotranspiration in Nevada, Western States Water Council Irrigation Management Information Systems Workshop: San Diego, CA, August 25, 2016
Miller, J. J., Nikolich, G., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A. (2016). NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014, DOE/NV/0000939-36; DRI 45270
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., McCurdy, G. D., Shadel, C. A., Miller, J. J. (2016). Project 57 Air Monitoring Report: October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014, DRI, DRI Report 45264; DOE 000939-27
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Miller, J. J. (2016). Project 57 Air Monitoring Report: January 1 through December 31, 2015, DRI, DRI 45272; DOE/NV/0000939-38
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2016). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2015 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-37; DRI 45271
Strachan, S., Kelsey, E. P., Brown, R. F., Dascalu, S., Harris, F., Kent, G., Lyles, B. F., McCurdy, G. D., Slater, D., Smith, K. (2016). Filling the Data Gaps in Mountain Climate Observatories Through Advanced Technology, Refined Instrument Siting, and a Focus on Gradients, Mountain Research and Development, 36, (4), 518-527, doi: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00028.1

2015

Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2015). RAWS Data Archive. Annual Performance Report, April 2015, 3 pp.
Engelbrecht, J. P., Kavouras, I. G., Shafer, D. S., Campbell, D. E., Campbell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Kohl, S. D., Nikolich, G., Sheetz, L. H., Gertler, A. W. (2015). Chemical Variability of PM10 and PM2.5 in Southwestern Rural Nevada, USA, Water Air Soil Pollut., 226:217, 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s11270-015-2481-8
Lyles, B. F., McCurdy, G. D., Healey, J. M., Campbell, S. A. (2015). 2014 Annual Report Timber Mountain Environmental Monitoring Station, DOE/NV/0000939-LTR2015-24
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R., Chapman, J. B. (2015). Fate and Transport of Contaminants at Soils Sites - 15512, Waste Management '15: Phoenix, AZ, March 15, 2015
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2015). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2014 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-26, DRI 45263

2014

Lyles, B. F., McCurdy, G. D., Russell, C. E., Healey, J. M. (2014). 2013 Annual Report: Timber Mountain Precipitation Monitoring Station, DOE/NV/0000939-LTR2014-16
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D. (2014). Project 57 Air Monitoring Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013), 45256
Mizell, S. A., Etyemezian, V. R., McCurdy, G. D., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Miller, J. J. (2014). Radiological and Environmental Monitoring at the Clean Slates I and III Sites, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, with Emphasis on the Implications for Off-site Transport, 45257
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2014). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring : CY2013 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, 45258

2013

Huntington, J. L., Dunkerly, C. W., Chapman, A. L., McCurdy, G. D., Wolff, A. J., Lyles, B. F., Allen, R. (2013). Highlights from the Nevada Integrated Climate and Evapotranspiration Network - NICE Net
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D. (2013). Project 57 Air Monitoring
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A. (2013). Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2012
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., McCurdy, G. D., Campbell, S. A. (2013). NNSS soils monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2012
Miller, J. J., Nikolich, G., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Shadel, C. A. (2013). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2012 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations

2012

Thomas, J. M., Redmond, K. T., Lutz, A. D., Abatzoglou, J. T., Stone, M. C., McCurdy, G. D., Earman, S. B., Leising, J. F., Donovan, D. J. (2012). Preliminary Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in Eastern Nevada, Ed. Lutz, A. D., 82, Desert Research Institute Publication prepared for the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, DRI Publication Number 41252

2011

Engelbrecht, J. P., Kavouras, I. G., Shafer, D. S., Campbell, D. E., Campbell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Kohl, S. D., Nikolich, G., Sheetz, L. H., Gertler, A. W. (2011). Twelve Months of Air Quality Monitoring at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Southwestern Rural Nevada, and U.S.A., Final report submitted to Nevada Site Office, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, Las Vegas, NV. August, 2011.
Thomas, J. M., Redmond, K. T., Lutz, A. D., Abatzoglou, J. T., Stone, M. C., McCurdy, G. D., Earman, S. B., Leising, J., Donovan, D. (2011). Preliminary Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in Eastern Nevada, DRI Report No. 41252

2006

Tappen, J. J., Hartwell, W. T., Shafer, D. S., McCurdy, G. D. (2006). Stakeholder Involvement in Radiological Monitoring and Risk Assessment: the Community Environmental Monitoring Program, Society for Risk Analysis: Baltimore, Maryland
Tappen, J. J., Hartwell, W. T., Shafer, D. S., McCurdy, G. D. (2006). The citizen scientist in the desert: the Community Environmental Monitoring Program

2004

McCurdy, G. D., Albright, W. H. (2004). Estimates of Potential Evapotranspiration at Selected Sites in Eastern Nevada from Meteorological Station Data, DRI Report No. 41198

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