Stephanie Kampf

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Alyssa Anenberg

Alyssa is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Watershed Science. Her research focuses on the effects of snow persistence on soil moisture and soil water nitrogen over an elevational gradient along the Colorado Front Range.

Abby Eurich

Abby is an MS candidate in Watershed Science, studying the effects of snow persistence on streamflow generation from the west and east slopes of the continental divide, CO. She is interested in the hydrologic changes associated with the intermittent-persistent snow transition, effects of land use and flow modification on streamflow/runoff prediction, and effects of wildfire on threshold hydrologic change.

John Hammond

Geosciences PhD candidate studying threshold hydrologic change across the intermittent-persistent snow transition of the western U.S. This work assesses the effects of snow persistence on soil moisture and streamflow generation through a combination of remote sensing, surface station data analysis, hydrologic modeling, and geospatial statistics.

Research interests include:

  • Runoff forecasting in snow-dominated watersheds
  • Streamflow generation and snowmelt partitioning through the critical zone
  • Hydroclimatic and cryospheric trend detection
  • Low-cost sensors for snow and streamflow monitoring
  • Intermittent snow and streamflow occurence

Research blog and website: http://www.johnchammond.com/

Caroline Martin

Watershed Science M.S. candidate studying the spatial and temporal variance in streamflow intermittence across the Colorado Front Range using geospatial data. This study examines topography indices such as Topographic Wetness Index (TWI) and Upslope Accumulation Area (UAA) and other catchment characteristics such as geology, soil, aspect, and vegetation. Understanding how these factors affect streamflow will help create better modeling of our water resources.

Kira Puntenney

Project manager for Stream Tracker (streamtracker.org), focusing on program outreach and recruitment, as well as developing and maintaining the community and streamflow sensor monitoring networks. Broad research interests include streamflow intermittence in Rocky Mountain headwater catchments and community engagement in watershed stewardship.

Codie Wilson

PhD candidate in Watershed Sciences interested in how land disturbance and management affect water quality. Current research aims to identify: (a) rainfall thresholds for post-fire runoff and erosion at ephemeral plots and hillslopes and perennial streams, and (b) relationships between post-fire hillslope runoff and sediment production, event rainfall metrics, and particle sorting with transport away from hillslopes, and (c) storage, deposition and transport of runoff and sediment within a watershed during a large thunderstorm (i.e., >10-year recurrence interval).

Alumni

Chenchen Ma, MS 2017, Evaluating and correcting sensor change artifacts in the SNOTEL temperature records, southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado. pdf.

Freddy Saavedra, PhD 2016: Spatial and temporal variability of snow cover in the Andes Mountains and its influence on streamflow in snow dominant rivers pdf

Adam Johnson, MS 2016: Snowmelt and rainfall runoff in burned and unburned catchments at the intermittent-persistent snow transition, Colorado Front Range. pdf

Joshua Faulconer, MS 2015:  Thresholds for runoff generation in ephemeral streams with varying morphology in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, USA. pdf

Sarah Schmeer, MS 2014:  Post-fire erosion response and recovery, High Park Fire, Colorado. pdf

Blaine Hastings, MS 2012:  Comparison of digital terrain and field-based channel derivation methods in a subalpine catchment, Front Range, Colorado.  pdf

Pedro Lopez, MS 2012:  Investigation of sub-surface flow processes of a subalpine hillslope

Cara Moore, MS 2012:  A climatological study of snow covered areas in the Western United States. pdf

Eric Richer, MS 2009:  Snowmelt runoff analysis and modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre River basin, Colorado pdf

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