Keith Musselman (he/his)

Research Associate


  • PhD : Civil Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 2012
  • MS: Hydrology, University of Arizona, 2006
  • BS: Geology, University of Vermont, 2003

Contact Information


Hydrology, climate change, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, modeling & data analytics.

Research Interests

I’m excited about empirically based, theoretically grounded, and societally attuned science! My research goals are to assess climate change impacts on water availability, to measure and model ecohydrologic cold region processes across scales, and to develop approaches in collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups to inform sustainable adaptation and decision strategies.


I am committed to building a diverse research community, where everyone feels they belong, and we collectively benefit from our differences. I am motivated by the excitement of scientific discovery and the thrill of collaborative research. Efforts to be more inclusive will improve our knowledge and better serve the decisions of individuals and organizations. I believe these efforts can foster better outcomes for society and our environment.


  • Outstanding Mentor Award, CU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), 2021
  • Best Paper Presentation, Western Snow Conference, 2019




Will Wieder, Kennedy, D., Lehner, F., Keith Musselman (he/his), Rodgers, K. B., Rosenbloom, N., Simpson, I. R., Yamaguchi, R. 2022: Pervasive alterations to snow-dominated ecosystem functions under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(30): e2202393119. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2202393119

Mendoza, P. A., Keith Musselman (he/his), Revuelto, J., Deems, J. S., Lopez-Moreno, J. I., McPhee, J. 2020: Interannual and seasonal variability of snow depth scaling behavior in a subalpine catchment. Water Resources Research, 56(7): e2020WR027343. DOI: 10.1029/2020WR027343

Mendoza, P. A., Shaw, T. E., McPhee, J., Keith Musselman (he/his), Revuelto, J., MacDonell, S. 2020: Spatial distribution and scaling properties of lidar-derived snow depth in the extratropical Andes. Water Resources Research, 56(12): e2020WR028480. DOI: 10.1029/2020WR028480

Uecker, T. M., Kaspari, S. D., Keith Musselman (he/his), Skiles, S. M. 2020: The post-wildfire impact of burn severity and age on black carbon snow deposition and implications for snow water resources, Cascade Range, Washington. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21(8): 1777-1792. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0010.1

Keith Musselman (he/his), Lehner, F., Ikeda, K., Clark, M. P., Prein, A. F., Liu, C., Barlage, M., Rasmussen, R. 2018: Projected increases and shifts in rain-on-snow flood risk over western North America. Nature Climate Change, 8(9): 808-812. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0236-4

Isabelle, P.-E., Nadeau, D. F., Asselin, M.-H., Harvey, R., Keith Musselman (he/his), Rousseau, A. N., Anctil, F. 2018: Solar radiation transmittance of a boreal balsam fir canopy: Spatiotemporal variability and impacts on growing season hydrology. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 263: 1-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.07.022

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