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Meghan Mooney

Researcher IV-Geospatial Science


Meghan Mooney is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Spatial analysis, statistics, and modeling

Scientific programming

Spatial database design

Research Interests

Modeling resource, technical, and economic potential

Transportation and mobility

Climate change and resiliency


M.A., Geography, University of Denver

B.S., Geographic Science, James Madison University

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver (201315)

GIS Research Analyst, Si Chou-Kang Center for International Diplomacy (201415)

Other Affiliations

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Featured Publications

Mooney, M. and G. Maclaurin. 2016. Transportation of Large Wind Components: A Review of Existing Geospatial Data Transportation of Large Wind Components: A Review of Existing Geospatial Data. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67014. 

Barrows, C., T. Mai, S. Haase, J. Melius, and M. Mooney. 2016. Renewable Energy Deployment in Colorado and the West: A Modeling Sensitivity and GIS Analysis.  Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65350.

Beiter, P., W. Musial, A. Smith, L. Klicher, R. Damiani, M. Maness, S. Sirnivas, T. Stehly, V. Gevorgian, M. Mooney, G. Scott. 2016. A Spatial-Economic Cost Reduction Pathway Analysis for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development from 2015-2030. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-66579. 

Mullane, Michelle, M. Gleason, K. McCabe, M. Mooney, T. Reber, and K.R. Young. 2016. "An Estimate of Shallow, Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States." GRC Transactions 40. NREL/CP-6A20-66461.

Li J., Zhang T., Wong D., Mooney M. 2016. "A view-dependent spatiotemporal saliency-driven approach for remote geovisualization." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 59 (September): 64-77. 

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