Steven R. Corsi
U.S. Geological Survey
Wisconsin Water Science Center
8505 Research Way
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
- B.S. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1986
- M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1989
Areas of Expertise
- Impact of aircraft and pavement deicers on aquatic ecosystems
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of airport deicer management systems
- Assessment of anthropogenic impact on stream water quality
- Aquatic toxicity evaluation
- Recreational water quality
- Surface water investigations of waterborne pathogens
- Trends of chloride in streams of the United States as a result of road salt runoff. Poster presentation available here.
- Alternative Aircraft and Airfield Deicing and Anti-Icing Formulations with Reduced Aquatic Toxicity and Biological Oxygen Demand
- Monitoring and evaluation of the effects of aircraft deicer and antiicer runoff at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI.
- Improving Great Lakes coastal recreational water-quality monitoring and forecasting
- Investigation of waterborne viruses in surface water using automated, hydrologically relevant sampling techniques
- Investigations of toxic influence from nonpoint sources in urban and rural watersheds
Accreditations and Affiliations
- State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Hydrologist
- Society of Toxicology and Chemistry
USGS Series Publications
Corsi, S.R., Walker, J.F., Wang, Lizhu, Horwatich, J.A., and Bannerman, R.T., Effects of best-management practices in Otter Creek in the Sheboygan River Priority Watershed, Wisconsin, 1990–2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005–5009.
Horwatich, J.A., Corsi, S.R., and Bannerman, R.T., 2004, Effectiveness of a pressurized stormwater filtration system in Green Bay, Wisconsin: A study for the Environmental Technology Verification Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004–5222.
Walker, J.F., Graczyk, D.J., Corsi, S.R., Wierl, J.A., Owens, D.W., 2001, Evaluation of Nonpoint-Source Contamination, Wisconsin: Water Year 1999. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-105, 37 P.
Corsi, S.R., Greb, S.R., Bannerman, R.T., Pitt, R.E., 1999, Evaluation of the multi-chambered treatment train, a retrofit water-quality management device. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-270.
Corsi, S.R., Graczyk, D.J., Owens, D.W., and Bannerman, R.T., 1998, Unit-Area loads of suspended sediment, suspended solids, and total phosphorus from small watersheds in Wisconsin. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS 195-97.
Owens, D.W., Corsi, S.R., and Rappold, K.F., 1997, Evaluation of Nonpoint-Source Contamination, Wisconsin: Selected Topics for Water Year 1995. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-661-A, 41 P.
Corsi, S.R. and Schuler, J.G., 1995, Discharge Ratings for Tainter Gates and Roller Gates at Lock and Dam No. 7 on the Mississippi River, La Crescent, Minnesota. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4089, 17 P.
Walker, J.F., Graczyk, D.H., Corsi, S.R., Owens, D.W., and Wierl, J.A., 1995, Evaluation of nonpoint-source contamination, Wisconsin: Land-use and best-management-practices inventory, selected streamwater-quality data, urban-watershed quality assurance and quality control, constituent loads in rural streams, and snowmelt-runoff analysis, water year 1994. U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-320, 21 P.
Corsi, S.R., Walker, J.F., Graczyk, D.J., Greb, S.R., Owens, D.W., and Rappold, K.F., 1995, Evaluation of nonpoint-source contamination, Wisconsin: Selected streamwater-quality data, land-use and best-management practices inventory, and quality assurance and quality control, Water year 1993. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-707-W, 57 P.
Graczyk, D.J., Walker, J.F., Greb, S.R., Corsi, S.R., owens, D.W., Evaluation of Nonpoint-Source Contamination, Wisconsin: Selected Data for 1992 Water Year, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-630, 48 P.
Journal articles, Reports, and Other Publications
Corsi, S.R., Geis, S.W., Bowman, G., Failey, G.G., Rutter, T.D., 2008, Aquatic Toxicity of Airfield-Pavement Deicer Materials and Implications for Airport Runoff: Environmental Science and Technology, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es8017732
Corsi S.R., Geis, S.W., Loyo-Rosales, J.E., Rice, C.P., Sheesley, R.J., Failey, G.G., Cancilla, D.A., 2006, Characterization of aircraft deicer and anti-icer components and toxicity in airport snowbanks and snowmelt runoff. Environ Sci Technol., vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 3195-3202. doi:10.1021/es052028m
Corsi S.R., Harwell, G.R., Geis, S.W., Bergman, D., 2006, Impacts of Aircraft Deicer and Anti-Icer Runoff on Receiving Waters from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, USA: Environ. Toxicol. Chem., vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 2890-2900. doi:10.1897/06-100R.1
Corsi S.R., Geis, S.W., Loyo-Rosales, J.E., Rice, C.P., 2006, Aquatic Toxicity of nine aircraft deicer and anti-icer formulations and relative toxicity of additive package ingredients alkylphenol ethoxylates, and 4,5-methyl-1H-benzotriazoles. Environ Sci Technol., vol. 40, no. 23, pp. 7409-7415. doi:10.1021/es0603608
U.S. EPA, Data collection and modeling of enteric pathogens, fecal indicators and real-time environmental data at Madison, Wisconsin recreational beaches for timely public access to water quality information, EPA final report for project # R-82933901-0.
Corsi, S.R., Waschbusch, R.J., Walker, J.F., Standridge, J. Sources of Cryptosporidium in the Milwaukee River Watershed: Water Environment Research Foundation, WERF Report 99-HHE-2
Corsi, S.R., Zitomer, D.H., Field, J.A., Cancilla, D.A., 2003, Nonylphenol ethoxylates and other additives in aircraft deicers, antiicers, and waters receiving airport runoff: Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 37, no. 18, p. 4031−4037. doi:10.1021/es034005i
Cancilla, D.A., Baird, J.C., Geis, S.W., Corsi, S.R., 2003, Studies of the environmental fate and effect of aircraft deicing fluids: Detection of 5-methyl-1H-benzotriazole in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas): Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 134−140. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(2003)022<0134:SOTEFA>2.0.CO;2
Bachhuber, J.A., Horwatich, J.A., Corsi, S.R., Bannerman, R., 2002. Environmental Technology Verification Program: Development of a Protocol for Testing Commercial Stormwater Treatment Devices and Two Case Examples in Wisconsin, Conference proceedings paper for StormCon 2002, Marco Island, FL, August, 2002
Corsi, S.R., Booth, N.L., Hall, D.W., 2001, Aircraft and runway deicers at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. 1. Biochemical oxygen demand and dissolved oxygen in receiving streams: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 20, no. 7, p. 1474−1482. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(2001)020<1474:AARDAG>2.0.CO;2
Corsi, S.R., Hall, D.W., Geis, S.W., 2001, Aircraft and runway deicers at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. 2. Toxicity of aircraft and runway deicers: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 20, no. 7, p. 1483−1490. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(2001)020<1483:AARDAG>2.0.CO;2
Greb, S.R., Bannerman, R.T., Corsi, S.R., Pitt, R.E., 2000, Evaluation of the Multichambered Treatment Train, a Retrofit Water-Quality Management Practice, Water Environmental Research, vol. 72, no. 2, 207-216. doi:10.2175/106143000X137365