About me

Angela RigdenCurrently, I am finishing up my Ph.D. research at Boston University in the Department of Earth and Environment. I am interested how land surface processes modulate weather and climate. My dissertation research is focused on detecting and attributing multi-decadal trends in evapotranspiration over the continental United States. Much of my time at BU has been spent developing a method to estimate evapotranspiration from data collected at common weather stations, which we call the “ETRHEQ method” (see “Published Models” page for more information on the ETRHEQ method).

I received a B.S. at Cornell University in the Biological and Environmental Engineering Department (2012). As an undergraduate student, I was an active researcher in Cornell’s Soil and Water Lab supervised by Todd Walter.

I will be starting a post-doctoral research position at Harvard University in September 2017.