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Jordan Read

Affiliated Investigator
Civil Engineer
Data Scientist

Research Interests

I combine classical training in the field of physical limnology with modern computational and data science approaches. Current projects and collaborations include:

  1. Lead-PI, Modeling climate change impacts on lake temperatures (sponsored by NE Climate Science Center, WI-DNR)
  2. Co-PI, Continental-scale synthesis of stream metabolism (sponsored by the USGS Powell Center; USGS NAWQA; USGS NRP, and USGS OWI)
  3. The Global Lake Temperature Collaboration (GLTC;
  4. Co-PI, North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research (NTL-LTER;
  5. Building research tools for modeling, data processing, data visualization, and data access (see
  6. Interactive web data visualizations for the Western states drought (e.g., The California drought, visualized with open data


PhD.: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2012
B.S.: Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007


USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics


Lead Data Scientist, USGS Office of Water Information, 2015 to present
Civil Engineer, USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics, 2012 to 2015
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008 to 2012
Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007 to 2008