Noah P. Molotch (he/his)

Associate Professor

Departments / Academic Programs


  • PhD: Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, 2004
  • MS: Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000
  • BA: University of Colorado Boulder, 1997

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303 492-6151


Surface water and snow hydrology; remote sensing; ecohydrology.

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests are focused on mountain hydrology and fostering a diverse and equitable scientific community. My research projects utilize ground-based observations, remote sensing, and computational modeling to obtain comprehensive understanding of hydrological processes; in particular the distribution of snowmelt, soil moisture and streamflow.  Studies relating fluxes of water and carbon are also a focus of my current projects - in particular carbon cycling in montane forests.  I mentor a diverse group of scientists and seek collaborations with individuals with unique perspectives and life experiences.