Rebecca Murphy

Water Quality Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

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Annapolis, MD 21403

Rebecca Murphy

Water Quality Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

I am an Assistant Research Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Program where I am the technical lead for analyzing trends and patterns in Chesapeake Bay water quality data. I work closely with CBP colleagues, state agency partners, and researchers throughout the region on implementing statistical tools and applying them across both the large-scale and small-scale in various projects. We are currently applying Generalized Additive Models, but my work also has included exploratory statistics, other linear and non-linear regression techniques, and spatial interpolation. Projects include implementing flow or salinity-adjustment in GAMs to explain water quality trends, analyzing long-term chlorophyll-a patterns in the mainstem, linking patterns in attainment of water quality criteria to patterns in tidal data, and investigating changes in water clarity bay-wide.