Chad W. Higgins

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Chad W. Higgins


Oregon State University

Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering

200 Gilmore Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331



Tel: 541
-
737
-
2286

Cell
:

541
-
740
-
0849

c
had
.higgins
@
oregonstate.edu




Research Interests:



Hydrology, Irrigation
and Environmental Fluid
Mechanics

Land
-
Atmosphere interaction and the Atmospheric

Boundary Layer

Turbul
ence and Large Eddy Simulation

Field experimentation

and Instrument Development

Experience
:




Assistant Professor

Oregon State University

Department of

Biological and Ecological Engineering 2011
-
present




Lecturer, Senior
Scientific Collaborator


Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne,
200
9
-
2011
.




Post
-
Doctoral

Researcher/Scientific Collaborator

Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, 2007
-
2009.




Ph.D.
,

Environmental Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University
,

2007
.

Dissertation title: “Geometric alignments in atmospheric boundary layer turbulence
and large eddy simulations”; Advisors Marc B. Parlange, Charles Meneveau




M.S.E.,
Mechanical Engineering

The
Johns Hopkins University
,

2005
.




B
.
S
.,

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Cornell University
,
2000.

Magna Cum Laude

with Distinction in Research.


Honors and Awards:




Finalist for Teacher of the year EPFL, 2009.




Student Award to attend the Kirkham

Conference, Logan Utah (Professor Donald
Nielsen)
, 2004.




Finalist for best Teachers assistant in Whiting School of Engineering, 2003
.




US EPA STAR fellowship recipient, 2001.



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Publications
:






Higgins CW
, Huwald H, Bahr A, Martinoli A, Barrenetxea G, Vetterli M, and Parlange
MB. “Sensible heat flux from wireless environmental sensor networks.”
Journal of
Atmosperic and Oceanic Technology,
201
3
, under review
.




Higgins CW
, Vache K, Calaf M, and Parlange MB.

Wind Turbines Use Water.


Water
Resources Research
,

201
3
, under review




Assouline S, Tyler S, Selker J, Lunati I,
Higgins CW
, Parlange MB. “Evaporation from a
shallow water table: diurnal dynamics of measured and simulated water and heat
regime at the vicinity of a drying sand surface.”
Water Resources Research, 2013, under
review.




Higgins CW
, Pardyjak E, Froidevaux M, Simeono
v, V, and Parlange MB. “Measured and
Estimated Water Vapor Advection in the Atmospheric Surface Layer.”
J.
Hydrometeorology 201
3
,
accepted
.




Diebold M,
Higgins CW
, Fang J, Bechmann A, and Parlange MB. “Flow over hills: A
Large Eddy Simulation of the Bolund

Case.”
Boundary
-
Layer. Meteorol., 2013, accepted.




Nadeau DF, Pardyjak ER,
Higgins CW
, and Parlange MB. “Similarity scaling over a steep
alpine slope.”
Boundary
-
Layer. Meteorol., 201
3
,

doi:10.1007/s10546
-
012
-
9787
-
5
.




Pardyak

E,
Higgins CW
. and Parlange, MB. “Atmospheric Flux Measurements” in
Handbook of Environmental Fluid Mechanics

(H.J.S. Fernando ed.) 2012,
Taylor and
Francis
.




Higgins CW
. “A
-
Posteriori Analysis of Surface Energy Budget Closure to Determine
Missed Energy Pathways.”
Geophysical Research Letters,
2012,
39
:L19403,
doi:10.1029/2012GL052918.




Oldroyd HJ,
Higgins CW
, Huwald H, Selker JS, Parlange MB. “Thermal Diffusivity of
Seasonal Snow Determined From Temperature Profiles.”
Advances in Water Resources,
2012, DOI:

10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.06.011




Katul GG, Oren R.

Manzoni S,

Higgins CW
, and Parlange MB. “Evapotranspiration: a
Process DrivingMass Transport and Energy Exchange in the Soil
-
Plant
-
Atmosphere
-
Climate System.”
Review of Geophysics,
50(3),
2012,

DOI:10.1029/2011RG000366




Nadeau DF, Pardyjak E,
Higgins CW
,
Huwa
l
d H,
Parlange MB.

“Flow
D
uring the
E
vening
T
ransition
O
ver
S
teep
A
lpine
S
lopes.”
QJRMS
,
2012
,

DOI:/
10.1002/qj.1985.




Froidevaux M,
Higgins CW
, Simeonov V, Ristori P, Pardyjak E, Serikov I, Calhoun R,
Van den Bergh H, Parlange MB.


A Raman Lidar to Measure Water Vapor in the
Atmospheric Boundary Layer.”

Advances in Water Resources,
2012
,

DOI:

10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.04.008
.




Higgins CW
, Foidevaux M, Simeonov, V,
Vercauteren N, Barry C,
and Parlange, M
B
.

The Effect of Scale on the Applicability of Taylor’s Frozen
Turbulence

Hypothesis in


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the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
.


Boundary
-
Layer. Meteorol
.,

143(2) 379
-
391, 2012.
DOI : 10.1007/s10546
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012
-
9701
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1
.




Fang, J., Diebold, M.,
Higgins, C
W
., Parlange, M
B
.


Towards
O
scillation
-
F
ree

I
mplementation of the
I
mmersed
B
oundary
M
ethod with
S
pectral
-
L
ike
M
ethods
.


Journal of Computational Physics
,
230
(22)
,
8179
-
8191
, 2011
.




Nadeau DF, Pardyjak E,
Higgins CW
, F
ernando HJS and Parlange MB.


A simple model
for the afternoon and early
-
evening decay of
convective turbulence

over different land
surfaces
.

.
Boundary
-
Layer Meteorol
.,
141(2
),
301
-
324
,

2011.




Bou
-
Zeid E,
Higgins C
W
, Huwald H, Meneveau C, and Parlange, MB. “
Field Study of the
Dynamics and Modelling of Subgrid
-
Scale Turbulence in a Stable Atmospheric Surface
Layer over a Glacier
.


J. of Fluid Mechanics
, 665
,

480
-
515
,

2010.




Huwald H,
Higgins CW
,
Boldi MO, Bou
-
Zeid E, Lehning M, and Parlange M
B
. “Albedo
E
ffect on
R
adiative
E
rrors in
A
ir
T
emperature
M
easurements
.”
Water Resources
Researc
h,

45,
w88431,
1
-
13
,

2009
.




Higgins CW
, Meneveau C, Parlange MB
.

“Geometric
A
lignments of the
S
ubgrid
-
S
cale
F
orce in the
A
tmospheric
B
oundary
L
ayer
.


Bound
-
Layer Meteorology
,

132
(1), 1
-
9,

2009
.




Higgins CW
, Meneveau C, Parlange MB
.

“The
E
ffect of
F
ilter
D
imension on the
C
omponents of the
S
ubgrid
-
S
cale
S
tress
, Heat Flux, and Tensor
A
lignments in the
Atmospheric Surface L
ayer
.


J. Atmos.
a
nd Oceanic Tech
.
, 24(3): 360
-
375,

2007
.




Higgins CW
,

Parlange MB, Meneveau C. “The Heat F
lux and the
T
emperature
G
radient
in the
Lower A
tmosphere
.

Geophys. Res. Letters
,

31 (22): Art. No. L22105, 20
04.




Higgins CW
, Parl
ange, MB, Meneveau C. “Energy Dissipation in L
arge
E
ddy
Simulation:
Dependence on Flow S
truct
ure and Effects of Eigenvector A
lignments
.
” in
Atmospheric
turbulence and mesoscale meteorology : Scientific research inspired by Douglass K
Lilly

(E. Fedorovich, R. Rotunno and B. Stevens eds.) Cambridge Univ., 2004
.




Higgins CW
, Parlange MB, Meneveau C
.

“Alignment
T
rends of
V
elocity
G
radients and
S
ubgrid
-
S
cale
F
luxes in the
T
urbulent
A
tmospheric
B
oundary
L
ayer
.

Bound
-
Layer
Meteo
rology,

109 (
1),

59
-
83, 2003
.




Higgins CW
, Walker LP, “Validation of a
N
ew
M
odel for
A
erobic
O
rganic
S
olids
D
ecomposition:
S
imulations
w
ith
S
ubstrate
S
pecific
K
inetics
.

Proc. Biochem
. 36 (8
-
9):
875
-
884, 2001
.



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Teaching E
xperience
:




Instructor, Oregon State
University


BEE 461 Environmental Monitoring Lab



Instructor, Oregon State University


BEE 321 Ecological Thermodynamics and
Transfer Processes



Instructor, Oregon State University


BEE 311 Ecological Fluid Mechanics



Instructor, EPFL


Environmental Trans
port Phenomenon 2008
, 2009
.



Teaching

Assistant
,

JHU
-

Air pollution, Spring 2004,
Dr. Hugh Ellis.



Teaching

Assistant
, JHU
-

Undergra
duate Fluid Mechanics Fall 2001, 2003,
Dr
.

Marc
Parlange
.



T
each
ing

Assistant
, Cornell

-

Envi
ronmental Systems Analysis, Spri
ng 2000
,
Dr. Larry
Walker
.




Instructor
, Cornel l

-

Introducti on to Matl ab, Wi nter 1999
.



T
each
i ng

A
ssi stant
, Cornel l

-

Heat and
Mass T
ransport
,

Fal l 1999
,
Dr.
Kifle
Gebremedhin
.

Invited Presentations:




Higgins CW. The Nexus of Energy Water and Agriculture: managing and incorporating
spatial variability, Water Resources Graduate Program, 2013, Oregon State University,
Invited.




Higgins CW. The Nexus of Energy Water and Agriculture: managing and incorporating
spatial variability, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012, Portland State
University,
Invited.




Higgins CW. Turbulent Water Vapor Transport, Advection and the Surface
Energy
Budget. Global Change and Sustainability Center, The University of Utah, 2012,
Invited.




Higgins CW.

Measurement and simulation of water vapor transport in the turbulent
atmospheric boundary layer. Department of Physics, Oregon State University, 20
12,
Invited.




Higgins CW, Parlange, MB, Froidevaux M, Simeonov V. The effect of scale on the
applicability of Taylor’s Hypothesis, AGU San Francisco, 2009
Invited




Higgins CW, Kumar V, Parlange MB. “LES over Terrain” The Bolund Workshop
Copenhagen 2009
Invited
.


Proceedings:




Higgins CW
, Meneveau C,

Parlange MB, “The effect of Eigenvector alignments on
subgrid
-
scale dissipation and turbulent kinetic Energy” 15
th

symposium on Boundary
Layers and Turbulence AMS 2002.




Higgins CW
, Parlange MB, Meneveau C
, “Preferred alignments of subgrid stress and
strain rate in the atmospheric boundary layer” 3
rd

international Symposium on
Environmental Hydraulics Dec 5
-
8 2001.



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Synergistic Activities:




Reviews for
:

Advances in Water Resources, Boundary
-
Layer Meteorology, Water
Resources Research, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Swiss National Science
Foundation
,

Journal

of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications,

Progress i
n
Electromagnetics Research
, Remote
sensing the Environment
, Journal of Fluid
Mechanics
, Cold Region Science and Technology,

Environmental Fluid Mechanics,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Turbulence
,

Stochastic Environmental Research
and Risk Assessment




Committee Member: AGU
Committee on Large Field Experiments in Hydrology




Organizer: Water Resources Seminar Series 2013: Land Atmosphere and Water, the
next 20 years




Member of a core working group at the Northwest Energy Efficiency alliance that
organized 2 ‘field days’ in
Oregon and Washington state that brought Growers,
Scientists, and Industry partners together to foster community based solutions for
water and energy efficiency in agriculture

Professional Affiliations:




American Geophysical Union
-
Hydrology Section



Ameri
can Physical Society
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Division of Fluid Dynamics



American Meteorological Society