Senior System Administrator
Brock Murch
Brock Murch


BA(SPEC) 1986, University of Alberta (Political Science / Economics)


Solaris System Administration 2.7 – Course Certification, 2000
Java Programming – Course Certification, 2001
Solaris 2.6 Administration, 2002
Perl 5, 2002
Linux Redhat, 2002
Linux System Administration, 2002
Foundation Series: UNIX, 2002
University of South Florida – Information Security – Ongoing


Senior Systems Administrator - College of Marine Science 2009 (December) — present. Associate in Research Faculty – College of Marine Science (IMaRS & Ocean Optics Laboratory) 2002 — 2009. System Administrator, Programmer, Webmaster — Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) 2001 — 2002 USGS — Programmer — Center for Coastal Studies 1999 — 2001 Republic Bank – Assistant Vice—President 1996 — 1999


  • Object Oriented PERL
  • Java
  • SQL
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jquery
  • ajax


Liu, Y., C. Hu, W. Zhan, C. Sun, B. Murch, and L. Ma (2018). Identifying industrial heat sources using time-series of the VIIRS Nightfire product with an object-oriented approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204:347-365.

Li, J., C. Hu, Q. Shen, B. B. Barnes, B. Murch, L. Feng, M. Zhang, and B. Zhang (2017). Recovering low quality MODIS-Terra data over highly turbid waters through noise reduction and regional vicarious calibration adjustment: A case study in Taihu Lake. Remote Sens. Environ., 197:72-84,

Lu, Y., S. Sun, M. Zhang, B. Murch, and C. Hu (2016), Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 148–161, doi:10.1002/2015JC011001.

C Hu, B Murch, AA Corcoran, L Zheng, BB Barnes, RH Weisberg, K Atwood, JM Lenes (2015) Developing a smart semantic web with linked data and models for near real-time monitoring of red tides in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Systems J. PP:1-9

Hu, C., S. Chen, M. Wang, B. Murch, and J. Taylor (2015). Detecting surface oil slicks using VIIRS nighttime imagery under moon glint: a case study in the Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters, 6:295-301.

Hu, C., B. B. Barnes, B. Murch, and P. Carlson (2014). Satellite-based virtual buoy system (VBS) to monitor coastal water quality. Optical Engineering. 53(5), 051402. DOI:

Feng, L., C. Hu, X. Chen, R. Li, L. Tian, and B. Murch (2011). MODIS observations of the bottom topography and its inter-annual variability of Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 115, Issue 10, 17 October 2011, Pages 2729–2741

Hu, C., F. E. Muller-Karger, B. Murch, D. Myhre, J. Taylor, R. Luerssen, C. Moses, C. Zhang, L. Gramer, and J. Hendee (2009). Building an automated integrated observing system to detect sea surface temperature anomaly events in the Florida Keys. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 47:1607-1620.

Andrefouet, S., F. E. Muller-Karger, J. A. Robinson, C. J. Kranenburg, D. Torres-Pulliza, S. A. Spraggins and B. Murch (2006). Global assessment of modern coral reef extent and diversity for regional science and management applications: a view from space. Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. June 28-July 2, 2004. 1732-1745 pp

Dogliotti, A. I., Ulloa, O., Muller-Karger, F., Hu, C., Murch, B., Taylor, C., ... & Gagliardini, D. A. (2005, August). The ANTARES observation network. In Optics & Photonics 2005 (pp. 58850N-58850N). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Hu, C., Müller-Karger, F. E., Taylor, C., Myhre, D., Murch, B., Odriozola, A. L., & Godoy, G. (2003). MODIS detects oil spills in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Eos, 84(33), 313. doi:10.1029/2003EO330002