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News 2015-2014

More Water Flowing from Bark Beetle Infested Watersheds

B. Livneh and D. Schneider make albedo measurements with an albedometer. Photo: Ben Livneh

March 12,  2015.  A bark beetle epidemic across western North America isn’t just leaving ugly grey spots among green mountain vistas. A recently published study adds to the evidence that it’s changing the way water moves across the landscape and eventually into people’s homes.

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Alumna Danielle Perrot Begins Position at the City of Greeley Water Dept.

September 15,  2014. Congratulations to Danielle Perrot who is now a Water Resource Analyst at the City of Greeley Water and Sewer Department in Greeley, Colorado. She will be using biogeochemistry to do decreed water accounting which is required for the administration of our water supply here in Colorado.

Adrian Harpold Accepts Professorship at U of Nevada, Reno

Measurement of ecohydrology in the Great Basin of Nevada.

September 15,  2014. Congratulations to Adrian Harpold on his new assistant professor position in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research program utilizes existing observation networks and new field observations to improve the ecohydrological process underpinnings of Earth systems models. His diverse interests and background have led to investigations of runoff generation mechanisms via hydrological tracers and models, as well as the partitioning of water to its various stores and fluxes.

Taylor Winchell Joins the Mountain Hydrology Group as a masters candidate

August 13,  2014. We welcome Taylor Wincell who just finished his bachelor of science degree in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology Program at the University of California, Berkley. His research focused on understanding the feedback interactions between vegetation and water. He will be working on a masters degree in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering department here at CU with Noah Molotch as his primary advisor.

Keith Jennings Joins the Mountain Hydrology Group as a doctoral candidate

August 13,  2014. Welcome to Keith Jennings who just finished his master of science degree in the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. He will be working on a PhD at the Geography department here at CU with Noah Molotch as his primary advisor. His master's thesis was titled, Precipitation-snowmelt timing and snowmelt augmentation of large peak flow events, western Cascades, Oregon.

Dominik Schneider Wins 3 Year NASA Fellowship

May 28, 2014. Congratulations to Dominik Schneider for winning a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship which will provide him with full support for the next three years.  His project will use satellite observations, models, and ground measurements to estimate snow water equivalent in the Colorado River Basin.  The data sets will provide water managers throughout the river basin with real time snowpack information which will improve water resource decision making

Brooke Stamper Joins the Mountain Hydrology Group as an undergraduate researcher

Image Credit: Emily Baker

February 3, 2014. Brooke Stamper is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She will be working with Adrian Harpold this semester studying spatio-temporal variability in soil moisture. The photo of Brooke Stamper on the right was taken at the New Mexico field site.