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Mark Wigmosta

Mark Wigmosta

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Environmental Engineering and Science, 1991
  • M.S., University of Washington, Geology, 1983
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Washington, Geology, 1981

Awards and Recognitions

  • Department of Energy Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Howard A. Coombs Scholarship
  • McGetchin Volcano Fund

PNNL Publications


  • Huesemann MH, AR Chavis, SJ Edmundson, DK Rye, SJ Hobbs, N Sun, and MS Wigmosta. 2018. "Climate-Simulated Raceway Pond Culturing: Quantifying the Maximum Achievable Annual Biomass Productivity of Chlorella sorokiniana in the Contiguous USA." Journal of Applied Phycology 30(1):287-298.  doi:10.1007/s10811-017-1256-6


  • Fang Y, LY Leung, Z Duan, MS Wigmosta, RM Maxwell, JQ Chambers, and J Tomasella. 2017. "Influence of landscape heterogeneity on water availability to tropical forests in an Amazonian catchment and implications for modeling drought response." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122(16):8410-8426.  doi:10.1002/2017JD027066
  • Huesemann MH, T Dale, AR Chavis, BJ Crowe, S Twary, A Barry, DC Valentine, R Yoshida, MS Wigmosta, and VI Cullinan. 2017. "Simulation of outdoor pond cultures using indoor LED-lighted and temperature-controlled raceway ponds and Phenometrics photobioreactors." Algal Research 21:178-190.  doi:10.1016/j.algal.2016.11.016


  • Huesemann MH, BJ Crowe, P Waller, AR Chavis, SJ Hobbs, SJ Edmundson, and MS Wigmosta. 2016. "A Validated Model to Predict Microalgae Growth in Outdoor Pond Cultures Subjected to Fluctuating Light Intensities and Water Temperatures." Algal Research 13:195-206.  doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.11.008
  • Langholtz M, AM Coleman, L Eaton, MS Wigmosta, CM Hellwinckel , and CC Brandt. 2016. "Potential Land Competition Between Open-Pond Microalgae Production and Terrestrial Dedicated Feedstock Supply Systems in the U.S." Renewable Energy 93:201-214.  doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.052


  • Moore BC, AM Coleman, MS Wigmosta, R Skaggs, and E Venteris. 2015. "A High Spatiotemporal Assessment of Consumptive Water Use and Water Scarcity in the Conterminous United States." Water Resources Management 29(14):5185-5200.  doi:10.1007/s11269-015-1112-x


  • Venteris ER, MS Wigmosta, AM Coleman, and R Skaggs. 2014. "Strain selection, biomass to biofuel conversion, and resource colocation have strong impacts on the economic performance of algae cultivation sites." Frontiers in Energy Research 2:Article No. 37.  doi:10.3389/fenrg.2014.00037
  • Venteris ER, R McBride, AM Coleman, R Skaggs, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. "Siting algae cultivation facilities for biofuel production in the United States: trade-offs between growth rate, site constructability, water availability, and infrastructure ." Environmental Science & Technology 48(6):3559-3566.  doi:10.1021/es4045488
  • Venteris ER, R Skaggs, MS Wigmosta, and AM Coleman. 2014. "A National-Scale Comparison of Resource and Nutrient Demands for Algae-Based Biofuel Production by Lipid Extraction and Hydrothermal Liquefaction." Biomass & Bioenergy 64:276-290.  doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.02.001
  • Venteris ER, R Skaggs, MS Wigmosta, and AM Coleman. 2014. "Regional Algal Biofuel Production Potential in the Coterminous United States as Affected by Resource Availability Trade-offs." Algal Research 5:215-225.  doi:10.1016/j.algal.2014.02.002
  • Coleman AM, J Abodeely, R Skaggs, WAM Moeglein, DT Newby, ER Venteris, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. "An Integrated Assessment of Location-Dependent Scaling for Microalgae Biofuel Production Facilities." Algal Research 5:79-94.  doi:10.1016/j.algal.2014.05.008
  • Davis R, D Fishman, ED Frank, MC Johnson, SB Jones, C Kinchin, R Skaggs, ER Venteris, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. "Integrated Evaluation of Cost, Emissions, and Resource Potential for Algal Biofuels at the National Scale." Environmental Science & Technology 48(10):6035-6042.  doi:10.1021/es4055719
  • Tesfa TK, LYR Leung, M Huang, H Li, N Voisin, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. "Scalability of grid- and subbasin-based land surface modeling approaches for hydrologic simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(6):3166-3184.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020493


  • Li H, MS Wigmosta, H Wu, M Huang, Y Ke, AM Coleman, and LYR Leung. 2013. "A Physically Based Runoff Routing Model for Land Surface and Earth System Models." Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(3):808-828.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-015.1
  • Venteris ER, R Skaggs, AM Coleman, and MS Wigmosta. 2013. "A GIS COST MODEL TO ASSESS THE AVAILABILITY OF FRESHWATER, SEAWATER, AND SALINE GROUNDWATER FOR ALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES." Environmental Science & Technology 47(9):4840-4849.  doi:10.1021/es304135b
  • Copping AE, Z Yang, N Voisin, J Richey, T Wang, RY Taira, M Constans, MS Wigmosta, FB Van Cleve, and TK Tesfa. 2013. Integrated Modeling and Decision-Support System for Water Management in the Puget Sound Basin: Snow Caps to White Caps PNNL-23078, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Voisin N, H Li, DL Ward, M Huang, MS Wigmosta, and LYR Leung. 2013. "On an improved sub-regional water resources management representation for integration into earth system models." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(9):3605-3622.  doi:10.5194/hess-17-3605-2013


  • Venteris ER, R Skaggs, AM Coleman, and MS Wigmosta. 2012. "An Assessment of Land Availability and Price in the Coterminous United States for Conversion to Algal Biofuel Production." Biomass & Bioenergy 47:483-497.  doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.09.060
  • Ke Y, LYR Leung, M Huang, AM Coleman, H Li, and MS Wigmosta. 2012. "Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters for the Community Land Model." Geoscientific Model Development 5(6):1341-1362.  doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1341-2012



  • Wigmosta MS, LJ Lane, JD Tagestad, and AM Coleman. 2009. "Hydrologic and Erosion Models To Assess Land Use and Management Practices Affecting Soil Erosion." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14(1):27-41. 


  • Tagestad JD, J Bolte, M Guzy, DL Woodruff, K Humes, V Walden, MS Wigmosta, N Glenn, D Ames, R Rope, D Martin, and S Sandgathe. 2008. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COLLABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FOR SYNERGY VII (2007)PNNL-17271, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Coleman AM, MS Wigmosta, LJ Lane, JD Tagestad, and D Roberts. 2008. "A GIS-based Adaptive Management Decision Support System to Develop a Multi-Objective Framework: A case study utilizing GIS technologies and physically-based models to archieve improved decision making for site management." Journal of Map & Geography Libraries 4(2):269 - 284 . 


  • Wigmosta MS, MK Gill, AM Coleman, R Prasad, and LW Vail. 2007. "A Distributed Modeling System for Short-Term to Seasonal Ensemble Streamflow Forecasting in Snowmelt Dominated Basins." In Proceedings of the 75th Annual Western Snow Conference, April 16-19, 2007, Kona, HI, ed. R Julander, pp. 187-194.  Western Snow Conference, Soda Springs, CA. 



  • Waichler SR, BC Wemple, and MS Wigmosta. 2005. "Simulation of Water Balance and Forest Treatment Effects at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest." Hydrological Processes 19(16):3177-3199. 



  • Waichler SR, and MS Wigmosta. 2003. "Development of Hourly Meteorological Values From Daily Data and Significance to Hydrological Modeling at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest." Journal of Hydrometeorology 4(2):251-263. 
  • Wigmosta MS, and LR Leung. 2003. "Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Streamflow and Flooding in Snow Dominated Forest Basins." Chapter 2 in Environmental Change and Geomorphic Hazards in Forests: IUFRO Research Series, No. 9, ed. R.C Sidle, pp. 7-24.  CABI Publishing, Wallingford, United Kingdom. 


  • Wigmosta MS, B Nijssen, and P Storck. 2002. "The Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model." Chapter 2 in Mathematical Models of Small Watershed Hydrology and Applications, vol. ., ed. VP Singh & DK Frevert, pp. 7-42.  Water Resources Publications, Highlands Ranch, CO. 


  • Wigmosta MS, and SJ Burges. 2001. Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas. Water Science and Application Series, vol. 2, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. 
  • Petrie GM, JD Tagestad, KL Steinmaus, MS Wigmosta, and CH Read. 2001. "Multidata analysis for automatic river extraction." In International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Hydrology, vol. 267, ed. Owe, M., pp. 427-432.  IAHS , Wallingford, Oxfordshire. 
  • Wigmosta MS, and WA Perkins. 2001. "Simulating the effects of forest roads on watershed hydrology." In Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas, AGU Water Science and Application Series, vol. 2, ed. M.S. Wigmosta and S.J. Burges, pp. 127-143.  American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. 
  • Wigmosta MS, and WA Perkins. 2001. "Simulating the effects of forest roads on watershed hydrology." In Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas, Water Science and Applications Series, vol. 2, ed. MS Wigmosta and SJ Burges, pp. 127-143.  American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. 
  • Wogman NA, MS Wigmosta, DW Swindle, and PW Krey. 2001. "Wide-Area Aquatic Sampling and Analysis for the Detection of Nuclear Proliferation." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 248(No. 3 (2001)):611-615. 


  • Leung LR, and MS Wigmosta. 2000. "The roles of subgrid topography on land-atmosphere interactions." In 15th Conference On Hydrology, pp. 194-197.  American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA. 


  • Wigmosta MS, and DP Lettenmaier. 1999. "A comparison of simplified methods for routing topographically driven subsurface flow." Water Resources Research 35(1):255-264. 
  • Leung LR, and MS Wigmosta. 1999. "Potential climate change impacts on mountain watersheds in the Pacific Northwest." Journal of the American Water Resources Association 35(6):1463-1471 . 


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