David Durden

Research Scientist, Surface-Atmosphere Exchange - Data Science

NEON Headquarters


Contact Info

Email: ddurden@battelleecology.org


1685 38th Street
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About David

Dave's current role at NEON is a Research Scientist, specializing in Surface-Atmosphere Exchange -- Data Science. Dave develops and maintains scientific algorithmic implementations for the NEON eddy-covariance data processing pipeline. As part of the eddy-covariance pipeline, Dave helps maintain the suite of R packages collectively known as eddy4R and the Docker images built from the source code. Additionally, Dave helped design the NEON HDF5 file structure and serves as a co-PI for NEON sites in the Ameriflux network.

Before joining the NEON project in 2012, Dave performed his graduate research in the Lab for Environmental and Atmospheric Physics at the University of Georgia. He leads numerous field campaigns collecting eddy-covariance, SODAR, Lidar, and micrometeorological data. His graduate research focused on the effects of nighttime boundary layer phenomena, such as low-level jets and gravity waves, on flux calculations. Dave began his tenure at NEON in the Domain 10/13 as the observatory's first tower technician. He moved to his current role in the Terrestrial Instrumented Systems (TIS) team in 2014. His research interests include utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to facilitate data collection.

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Affiliation / Org:

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)