Thomas C. Winter
Thomas C. Winter is a senior research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. He earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in geology and a Ph.D. in hydrogeology at the University of Minnesota. From 1961 to 1972, he conducted geological and water resource studies in Minnesota and was in charge of USGS groundwater studies there from 1968 to 1972. Since 1973, he has conducted research on the hydrology of lakes and wetlands, with emphasis on their interaction with groundwater and evaporation. In the late 1970s, he helped establish, and has since been a principal investigator at, four long term field research sites: the Mirror Lake watershed in New Hampshire, the Shingobee River headwaters area in Minnesota, the Cottonwood Lake wetland complex in North Dakota, and the Island Lake area of the Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska. He also has been involved with lake and wetland studies in Washington, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Florida. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the M. King Hubbert Award from the National Ground Water Association, the W. R. Boggess Award from the American Water Resources Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Wetland Scientists, and the O. E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America.