Cindy Hays

Cindy Hays

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Title Research Technologist I
Address 722 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-472-6701
FAX 402-472-2946
Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

Cindy joined the National Drought Mitigation Center in 2017 as a research technologist. Her responsibilities include using WRF (a regional climate model) to downscale climate (reanalysis and GCM) data for various uses. Previously she worked with crop models and collecting ground truthing for remote sensing instrumentation.

Selected Publications

Weiss, A., C. J. Hays, and J. Won 2003. (119-147). Assessing winter wheat responses to climate change scenarios: A simulation study in the U.S. Great Plains. Climate Change: 58:119-147. Online
Easterling, W.E., J.R. Brandle, Q. Guo, C.J. Hays and D.S. Guertin 2001. Simulating the Impact of Human Land Use Change on Forest Composition in Great Plains Agroecosystems with the Seedscape Model. Ecological Modeling. 140 (1-2:163-176 .
Weiss, A., Hays, C.J., Hu, Q., Easterling, W.E. 2001. Incorporating an estimate of bias error in calculating solar irradiance: implications for yield simulations. Agronomy Journal. 93:1321-1326 (Journal Series Number:13293)
Hu, Q. Schaeffer, G., Hays, C. Pasteris, P. 2000. Soil temperature quality control for USDA NRCS SM/ST Network: Methods and products. Proceedings of 12th Conference on Applied Climatology. American Meteorological Society, Asheville, NC. 48-51.
Hu, Q., Lee, J., Hays, C. 2000. Interannual variations of summer precipitation and temperature in the central United States. Proceedings of 11th Symposium on Global Change Studies. American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, CA. 176-179.
Blad B.L., E.A. Walter-Shea, M.A. Mesarch, C.J. Hays, P.J. Starks, D.W. Deering and T.F. Eck 1998. Estimating Net Radiation with Remotely Sensed Data: Resultsfrom KUREX-91 and FIFE Studies. Remote Sensing Reviews. 17:55-71.
Easterling, W.E., A. Weiss, C.J. Hays, and L.O. Mearns 1998. Spatial scales of climate information for simulating the effects of climate change on agroecosystem productivity: the case of the U.S. great plains. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 90:51-63 (Journal Series Number:11777)
Mesarch M.A., E.A. Walter-Shea, Blad B.L., C.J. Hays and E.M. Middleton 1998. Comparing Biophysical Properties of the Streletskaya Steppe Reserve and the Konza Prairie. Remote Sensing Reviews. 17:37-53.
Starks, P.J., Blad B.L., E.A. Walter-Shea, C.J. Hays, and M.A. Mesarch 1998. Estimating emitted longwave components of the radiation balance in the KUREX-91 and FIFE studies. Remote Sensing Reviews. 17:73-87.
Walter-Shea E.A., Blad B.L., M.A. Mesarch, C.J. Hays, D.W. Deering, and T.F. Eck 1998. Absorbed Photosyntheticdally Active Radiation and Sun-View Geometry Effects on Remote Sensing Relationships. Remote Sensing Reviews. 17:89-102.
Easterling W.E., C.J. Hays, M.M. Easterling, and J.R. Brandle 1997. Modelling the effect of shelterbelts on maize productivity under climate change: An application of the EPIC model. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 61:163-176 (Journal Series Number:10928)
Walter-Shea, E.A., J. Privette, D. Cornell, M.A. Mesarch, and C.J. Hays 1997. Relations between directional spectral vegetation indices and leaf area and absorbed radiation in alfalfa. Remote Sensing of Environment. 61:162-177. Online
Easterling W.E., X. Chen, C. Hays, J.R. Brandle, and H. Zhang 1996. Improving the validation of model-simulated crop yield response to climate change: an application to the EPIC model. Climate Research. 6:263-273. Online
Easterling, W.E., Hays, C.J. 1996. Global Warming: What is Known and Why Nebraska Agriculture Should Care. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Walter-Shea, E.A., C.J. Hays, and M.A. Mesarch 1993. An Improved Goniometer System for Calibrating Field Reference-Reflectance Panels. Remote Sensing of Environment. 43:131-138.
Deering D.W., E.M. Middleton, J.R. Irons, Blad B.L., E.A. Walter-Shea, C.J. Hays, C.Walthall, T.F. Eck, S.P. Ahmad, and B.P. Banerjee 1992. Prairie Grassland Bidirectional Reflectances Measured by different Instruments at the FIFE Site. Journal of Geophysical Research. 97(D17):18, 887-18, 903 . Online
Walter-Shea E.A., Blad B.L., C.J. Hays, M.A. Mesarch, D.W. Deering, and E.M. Middleton 1992. Biophysical Properties Affecting Vegetative Canopy Reflectance and Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation at the FIFE Site. Journal of Geophysical Research. 97(D17):18, 925-18, 934. Online

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Areas of Interest

  • Crop modeling
  • Climate change
  • Remote sensing

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