Steven Fassnacht

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Steven R. Fassnacht
Natural and Environmental Sciences Building Room B260
laboratory: Natural Resources Building Room 315
Ecosytem Science and Sustainability – Watershed Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO USA 80523-1476
voice +1.970.491.5454 / fax +1.970.491.1965

Education

2000 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

1995 M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

1992 B.A.Sc. Civil Engineering (Water Resources), University of Waterloo

Employement

2014-present Professor ESS-Watershed Science, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

2008-2014 Associate Professor Watershed Science Program, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

2002-2008 Assistant Professor Watershed Science Program, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

2000-2002 Research Associate Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson

1995-1999 Graduate Research Engineer Hydrology Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

1993-1994 Research Assistant Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

1991-1993 Engineer-in-Training Environment Canada, Yellowknife, NT

1991 Assistant Hydrometric Technician Water Survey of Canada, Nepean, Ontario

1990 Assistant Information Broker Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, Germany

1989 Researcher Centre de Technologie Noranda, Pointe Claire, Quebec

Appointments

fall 2016 – spring 2017 Visiting Professor Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (GAUG)

2016-present Water and Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Confucius Institute at Colorado State University (CICSU)

2015-present Associate Director Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program at Colorado State University

2014-present Associate Director Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University

2014-present Fellow Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

2010-present Senior Research Scientist Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory
fall 2009 Research Scientist CEDEX, Madrid and IPE/CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain

2002-2010 Adjunct Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Awards and Activities

2013 Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory Outstanding Advisor Award

2009-present Eastern Snow Conference Past President

2008-2009 Eastern Snow Conference President

2008 Eastern Snow Conference SnoFoo Award

2007-2008 Eastern Snow Conference Vice President

2006-2007 Eastern Snow Conference Steering Committee chair

2005-2006 Eastern Snow Conference Research Committee chair

2003-2005 Eastern Snow Conference Research Committee member

2003 International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy Young Scientist’s Travel Award to IUGG 2003

2001 American Geophysical Union Young Scientist’s Travel Award to IAHS 2001

2000-present Reviewer: Water Resources Research; Journal of Geophysical Research; Geophysical Research Letters; Hydrological Processes; Journal of Hydrometeorology; Geocarta; Eastern Snow Conference Proceedings; Computers and Geoscience; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research; Advances in Water Resources; Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment; Journal of Hydrology; Climate Research

2000 Invited participant: American Geophysical Union special session on Monitoring, Measuring and Modeling Snow Processes

1999-2003 Eastern Snow Conference Technical Committee member

1999 American Geophysical Union Student Travel Award to IUGG 1999

1995-1998 University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship

1994-1998 Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship

1990 University Of Waterloo Engineering Society President’s Award

1989 NSERC Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Award

1987 Faculty of Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • European Geophysical Union
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences
  • International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
  • Western Snow Conference
  • Eastern Snow Conference
  • Arctic Institute of North America

Refereed Publications

2017

Zheng, Y., J. Han, Y. Huang, S.R. Fassnacht, S. Xie, E. Lv, and M. Chen, in press. Vegetation response to climate conditions based on NDVI simulations using stepwise cluster analysis for the Three-River Headwaters region of China. Ecological Indicators, 12 pages [doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.06.040].

Fassnacht, S.R., J.I. López-Moreno, C. Ma, A.N. Weber, A.K.D. Pfohl, S.K. Kampf, and M. Kappas, 2017. Spatio-temporal Snowmelt Variability across the Headwaters of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Frontiers of Earth Science, 11(3), 505-514, [doi: 10.1007/s11707-017-0641-4].

Tedesche, M.E., S.R. Fassnacht, and P.J. Meiman, 2017. Scales of Snow Depth Variability in High Elevation Rangeland Sagebrush. Frontiers of Earth Science, 11(3), 469-481, [doi:10.1007/s11707-017-0662-z].

Fassnacht, S.R., R.W. Webb and W.E. Sanford, 2017. Headwater Regions – Physical, Ecological, and Social Approaches to Understand These Areas: Introduction to the Special Issue Papers. Frontiers of Earth Science, 11(3), 443-446, [doi:10.1007/s11707-017-0667-7].

Webb, R.W., S.R. Fassnacht, and M.N. Gooseff, 2017. Defining the Diurnal Pattern of Snowmelt using a Beta Distribution Function. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(3), 684–696, [doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12522].

López-Moreno, J.I., J. Revuelto-Benedí, E. Alonso-González, A. Sanmiguel-Vallelado, S.R. Fassnacht, J.E. Deems, and E. Morán-Tejeda, 2017. Using Very Long-range Terrestrial Laser Scanner to Analyse the Temporal Consistency of the Snowpack Distribution in a High Mountain Environment. Journal of Mountain Science, 14(5), 823-842, [doi: 10.1007/s11629-016-4086-0].

Fernández-Giménez, M.E., N.H. Venable, J. Angerer, S.R. Fassnacht, R. Reid, and K. Jamyansharav, 2017. Exploring Linked Ecological and Cultural Tipping Points in Mongolia. Anthropocene, 17, 46-69, [doi: 10.1016/j.ancene.2017.01.003].

Saavedra, F., S.K. Kampf, S.R. Fassnacht, and J. Sibold, 2017. A snow climatology of the Andes Mountains from MODIS snow cover data. International Journal of Climatology, 37(3), 1526-1539, [doi: 10.1002/joc.4795].

2016

Sexstone, G.A., D. Clow, D. Stannard, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2016. Comparison of methods for quantifying surface sublimation over seasonally snow-covered terrain. Hydrological Processes, 30(19), 3373-3389, [doi:10.1002/hyp.10864].

Fassnacht, S.R., G.A. Sexstone, A.H. Kashipazha, J.I. López-Moreno, M.F. Jasinski, S.K. Kampf, and B.C. Von Thaden, 2016. Deriving Snow-cover Depletion Curves for Different Spatial Scales from Remote Sensing and Snow Telemetry Data. Hydrological Processes30(11), 1708-1717, [doi:10.1002/hyp.10730].

Fassnacht, S.R., M.L. Cherry, N.B.H. Venable, and F. Saavedra, 2016. Snow and albedo climate change impacts across the United States Northern Great Plains. The Cryosphere10, 329-339, [doi:10.5194/tc-10-329-2016].

2015

Toro, M., A. Quesada, A. Camacho, M. Oliva, A. Alcamí, D. Antoniades, M. Bañón, S.R. Fassnacht, E. Fernández-Valiente, L. Galan, S. Giralt, I. Granados, A. Justel, E.J. Liu, A. López-Bueno, A. Martínez-Cortizas, S. Pla-Rabes, A. Rastrojo, E. Rico, C. Rochera, B. Van de Vijver, D. Velazquez, J.A. Villaescusa, and W.F. Vincent, 2015. CEDEX research activities in Antarctica. Aquatic ecosystems in Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, maritime Antarctica). Ingeniería Civil179, 175-191.

Webb, R.W., S.R. Fassnacht, and M.N. Gooseff, 2015. Wetting and drying variability of the shallow subsurface beneath a snowpack in California’s Southern Sierra Nevada. Vadose Zone Journal14(8), 10 pages [doi:10.2136/vzj2014.12.0182].

Fassnacht, S.R., and M. Hultstrand, 2015. Snowpack Variability and Trends at Long-term Stations in Northern Colorado, USA. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (Hydrologic Non-Stationarity and Extrapolating Models to Predict the Future)371, 131-136, [doi:10.5194/piahs-371-131-2015].

López-Moreno, J.I., J. Revuelto, S.R. Fassnacht, C. Azorín-Molina, S.M. Vicente-Serrano, E. Morán-Tejeda, and G.A. Sexstone, 2015. Snowpack variability across various spatio-temporal resolutions. Hydrological Processes29(6), 1213-1224, [doi:10.1002/hyp.10245].

Fassnacht, S.R., and R.M. Records, 2015. arge Snowmelt versus Rainfall Events in the Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres120, 2375-2381 [doi:10.1002/2014JD022753].

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, and D. Wilson (eds.) 2015. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл. Колорадо Мужийн Их Сургууль and Нутаг Түншлэл, Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 265pp [in Mongolian].

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, and D. Wilson (eds.), 2015. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference. Colorado State University and Nutag Partners, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 243pp.

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., S.R. Fassnacht, and B. Batkhishig, 2015. Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл: Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь – Preface. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 2015 оны 6-р сарын 9-10, p9-16.

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., S.R. Fassnacht, and B. Batkhishig, 2015. Trans-disciplinary Research Conference: Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands – Preface. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, June 9-10, 2015, p9-15.

Venable, N.B.H., S.R. Fassnacht, and A.D. Hendricks, 2015. Монгол орны хэмжээнд цаг уурын орон зайн өөрчлөлтүүд. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 2015 оны 6-р сарын 9-10, p77-83.

Venable, N.B.H., S.R. Fassnacht, and A.D. Hendricks, 2015. Spatial Changes in Climate across Mongolia. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, June 9-10, 2015, p73-79.

Fassnacht, S.R., N.B.H. Venable, J. Odgarav, J. Sukhbaatar, and G. Adyabadam, 2015. Түйн голын эхээс адаг хүртэл: Хангайн нуруунаас Говь цөлд хүрдэг гадагш урсгалгүй голын гидравлик. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 2015 оны 6-р сарын 9-10, p106-111.

Fassnacht, S.R., N.B.H. Venable, J. Odgarav, J. Sukhbaatar, and G. Adyabadam, 2015. A Journey Down the Tuin: the Hydraulics of an Internal Draining River from the Khangai Mountains to the Gobi Desert. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, June 9-10, 2015, p99-103.

Laituri, M.J., S.E. Linn, S.R. Fassnacht, N.B.H. Venable, J. Khishigbayar, Tungalag Ulambayar, A. Allegretti, R. Reid, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, 2015. MOR2 судалгааны өгөгдлийн сан: Нийгэм-экологийн судалгааг гүйцэтгэх явцад соёл ба шинжлэх ухааны ялгаатай байдлуудын нэгтгэсэн нэгдмэл өгөгдлийн сан байгуулах. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 2015 оны 6-р сарын 9-10, p227-234.

Laituri, M.J., S.E. Linn, S.R. Fassnacht, N.B.H. Venable, J. Khishigbayar, Tungalag Ulambayar, A. Allegretti, R. Reid, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, 2015. The MOR2 Database: Building integrated datasets for social-ecological analysis across cultures and disciplines. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, June 9-10, 2015, p209-215.

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., J.P. Angerer, A. Allegretti, S.R. Fassnacht, A. Byamba, J. Chantsallkham, R. Reid, and N.B.H. Venable, 2015. Малчдын ажиглалтыг ус цаг уур ба хиймэл дагуулын мэдээтэй нэгтгэн уур амьсгалын өөрчлөлтийн шинж тэмдэг ба нөлөөллийг таньж мэдэх нь. Монголын бэлчээрийн нөхөн сэргэх чадамжийг бэхжүүлэх нь: Салбар хөрвөсөн эрдэм шинжилгээний судалгааны хурлын бүтээл (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Улаанбаатар хот, Монгол Улс, 2015 оны 6-р сарын 9-10, p249-256.

Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., J.P. Angerer, A. Allegretti, S.R. Fassnacht, A. Byamba, J. Chantsallkham, R. Reid, and N.B.H. Venable, 2015. Integrating Herder Observations, Meteorological Data and Remote Sensing to Understand Climate Change Patterns and Impacts across an Eco-Climatic Gradient in Mongolia. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference (eds. M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Batkhishig, S.R. Fassnacht, D. Wilson), Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, June 9-10, 2015, p228-234.

2014

Records, R.M., M. Arabi, S.R. Fassnacht, W.G. Duffy, M. Ahmadi, and K.C. Hegewisch, 2014. Climate change and wetland loss impacts on a Western river’s water quality. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences18, 4509-4527 [doi:10.5194/hess-18-4509-2014].

Fassnacht, S.R., D.C. Deitemeyer, and N.B.H. Venable, 2014. Capitalizing on the daily time step of snow telemetry data to model the snowmelt components of the hydrograph for small watersheds. Hydrological Processes28(16), 4654-4668, [doi:10.1002/hyp.10260].

Sexstone, G.A., and S.R. Fassnacht, 2014. What drives basin scale spatial variability of snowpack properties in the Front Range of Northern Colorado? The Cryosphere8, 329-344 [doi:10.5194/tc-8-329-2014].

2013

Meromy, L., N.P. Molotch, T.E. Link, S.R. Fassnacht, and R. Rice, 2013. Subgrid variability of snow water equivalent at operational snow stations in the western United States. Hydrological Processes27(17), 2383-2400, [doi, 10.1002/hyp.9355].

Fassnacht, S.R., N.B.H. Venable, J. Khishigbayar, and M.L. Cherry, 2013. The Probability of Precipitation as Snow Derived from Daily Air Temperature for High Elevation Areas of Colorado, United States. Cold and Mountain Region Hydrological Systems Under Climate Change: Towards Improved Projections (Proceedings of symposium H02, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013) IAHS, 360, 65-70.

Fassnacht, S.R., and G.G. Patterson, 2013. Niveograph Interpolation to Estimate Peak Accumulation at Two Mountain Sites. Cold and Mountain Region Hydrological Systems Under Climate Change: Towards Improved Projections(Proceedings of symposium H02, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013) IAHS, 360, 59-64.

Richer, E.E., S.K. Kampf, S.R. Fassnacht, and C.C. Moore, 2013. Spatiotemporal index for analyzing controls on snow climatology: application in the Colorado Front Range. Physical Geography34, 85-107, [doi, 10.1080/02723646.2013.787578].

López-Moreno, J.I., S.R. Fassnacht, J.T. Heath, K. Musselman, J. Revuelto, J. Latron, E. Morán, and T. Jonas, 2013. Spatial variability of snow density over complex alpine terrain: implications for estimating snow water equivalent. Advances in Water Resources55, 40-52, [doi, 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.08.010].

Fassnacht, S.R., J.I. López-Moreno, M. Toro, and D.M. Hultstrand, 2013. Mapping Snow Cover and Snow Depth across the Lake Limnopolar Watershed on Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island) in Maritime Antarctica. Antarctic Science25(2), 157-166 [doi:10.1017/S0954102012001216].

2012

Fassnacht, S.R., K.A. Dressler, D.M. Hultstrand, R.C. Bales, and G. Patterson, 2012. Temporal Inconsistencies in Coarse-scale Snow Water Equivalent Patterns: Colorado River Basin Snow Telemetry-Topography Regressions. Pirineos167, 167-186 [doi:10.3989/Pirineos.2011.166008].

Venable, N.B.H., S.R. Fassnacht, G. Adyabadam, Tumenjargal S., M. Fernández-Giménez, and B. Batbuyan, 2012. Does the Length of Station Record Influence the Warming Trend That is Perceived by Mongolian Herders near the Khangai Mountains? Pirineos167, 71-88 [doi:10.3989/Pirineos.2012.167004].

2011

Dorligsuren, D., B. Batbuyan, D. Bulgamaa and S.R. Fassnacht, 2011. Lessons from a Territory-based Community Development Approach in Mongolia: Ikhtamir Pasture User Groups. Chapter 9 in: Restoring Community Connections to the Land: Building Resilience through Community-based Rangeland Management in China and Mongolia (ed. M.E. Fernández-Giménez, X. Wang, B. Baival, J. Klein, R. Reid), CABI Press Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, 260pp.

López-Moreno, J.I., S.R. Fassnacht, S. Beguería, and J.B.P. Latron, 2011. Variability of snow depth at the plot scale: implications for mean depth estimation and sampling strategies. The Cryosphere5, 617-629, [doi:10.5194/tc-5-617-2011].

Fassnacht, S.R., T. Sukh, M. Fernández-Giménez, B. Batbuyan, N.B.H. Venable, M. Laituri and G. Adyabadam, 2011. Local understanding of hydro-climatic changes in Mongolia. Cold Region Hydrology in a Changing Climate (Proceedings of symposium H02 held during IUGG2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011), IAHS, 346, 120-129.

Fassnacht, S.R., 2011. Snow density. In (eds. V.P. Singh, P. Singh, U.K. Haritashya), Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Dordrecht Heidelberg, Springer, p502, [doi:1007/978-90-481-2642-2_502].

2010

Fassnacht, S.R., M. Toro Velasco, P.J. Meiman, and Z.C. Whitt, 2010. A Local Aeolian Influence in the Surface Roughness of Melting Snow, Byers Peninsula, Antarctica. Hydrological Processes24(14), 2007-2013, [doi, 10.1002/hyp.7661].

López-Moreno, J.I., B. Alvera, J. Latron, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2010. Instalación y Uso de un Colchón de Nieve para la Monitorización del Manto de Nieve, Cuenca Experimental de Izas (Pirineo Central). Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Journal of Geographical Research)36(1), 73-85.

Fassnacht, S.R., 2010. Temporal changes in small scale snowpack surface roughness length for sublimation estimates in hydrological modeling. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Journal of Geographical Research)36(1), 43-57.

Fassnacht, S.R., C.M. Heun, J.I. López-Moreno, and J.B.P. Latron, 2010. Variability of Snow Density Measurements in the Rio Esera Valley, Pyrenees Mountains, Spain. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Journal of Geographical Research)36(1), 59-72.

Fassnacht, S.R., and J.E. Derry, 2010. Defining similar regions of snow in the Colorado River Basin using self-organizing maps. Water Resources Research46, W04507 [doi:10.1029/2009WR007835].

2009

Fassnacht, S.R., M.W. Williams, and M.V. Corrao, 2009. Changes in the surface roughness of snow from millimetre to metre scales. Ecological Complexity6(3), 221-229 [doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2009.05.003].

Fassnacht, S.R., J.D. Stednick, J.S. Deems, and M.V. Corrao, 2009. Metrics for assessing snow surface roughness from digital imagery. Water Resources Research45, W00D31, [doi:10.1029/2008WR006986].

2008

Deems, J.S., S.R. Fassnacht, and K.J. Elder, 2008. Interannual consistency in fractal snow depth patterns at two Colorado mountain sites. Journal of Hydrometeorology9(5), 977-988.

Ryan, W.A., N.J. Doesken, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2008. Preliminary results of ultrasonic snow depth sensor testing for National Weather Service (NWS) snow measurements in the US. Hydrological Processses22(15), 2748-2757,[doi:10.1002/hyp.7065].

Ryan, W.A., N.J. Doesken, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2008. Evaluation of ultrasonic snow depth sensors for U.S. snow measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology25(5), 667-684.

Bales, R.C., K.A. Dressler, B. Imam, S.R. Fassnacht, and D. Lampkin, 2008. Fractional snow cover in the Colorado and Rio Grande basins, 1995-2002. Water Resources Research44, W01425 [doi:10.1029/2006WR005377].

2007

Fassnacht, S.R., 2007. Data time step to estimate snowpack accumulation at select United States meteorological stations. Hydrological Processes21(12), 1608-1615, [dpoi:10.1002/hyp.6723].

2006

Dressler, K.A., S.R. Fassnacht, and R.C. Bales, 2006. A comparison of snow telemetry (SNOTEL) and snowcourse measurements in the Colorado River Basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology7(4), 705-712.

Fassnacht, S.R., 2006. Upper versus Lower Colorado River sub-basin streamflow: characteristics, runoff estimation and model simulation. Hydrological Processes20, 2187-2205, [doi:10.1002/hyp.6202].

Fassnacht, S.R., Z.-L. Yang, K.R. Snelgrove, E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 2006. Effects of averaging and separating soil moisture and temperature in the presence of snow cover in a SVAT and hydrological model. Journal of Hydrometeorology 7(2), 298-304.

Deems, J.S., S.R. Fassnacht, and K.J. Elder, 2006. Fractal distribution of snow depth from LiDAR data. Journal of Hydrometeorology7(2), 285-297.

Fassnacht, S.R., and J.S. Deems, 2006. Measurement sampling and scaling for deep montane snow depth data. Hydrological Processes 20, 829-838, [doi:10.1002/hyp.6119].

Dressler, K.A., G.H. Leavesley, R.C. Bales, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2006. Evaluation of gridded snow water equivalent and satellite snow cover products for mountain basins in a hydrologic model. Hydrological Processes20, 673-688,[doi:10.1002/hyp.6130].

2005

Fassnacht, S.R., and W.A. Brazenec, 2005. Discussion of ‘Simple Snowdrift Model for Distributed Hydrological Modeling’ by M. Todd Walter, Donald K. McCool, Larry G. King, Myron Molnau, and Gaylon S. Campbell, J. Hydrologic Engrg., July/August 2004, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 280-287 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2004)9:4(280). Journal of Hydrologic Engineering10(6), 522-524 [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2005)10:6(522)].

2004

Fassnacht, S.R., 2004. Estimating alter-shielded gauge snowfall undercatch, snowpack sublimation, and blowing snow transport at six sites in the coterminous United States. Hydrological Processes18(18), 3481-3492,[doi:10.1002/hyp.5806].

Molotch, N.P., S.R. Fassnacht, R.C. Bales, and S.R. Helfrich, 2004. Estimating the distribution of snow water equivalent and snow extent beneath cloud cover in the Salt-Verde River basin, Arizona. Hydrological Processes18(9), 1595-1611,[doi:10.1002/hyp.1408].

Fassnacht, S.R., F. Yusuf, and N. Kouwen, 2004. Paralysing January 1999 snowstorms produced minimal streamflow for Southern Ontario. Canadian Water Resources Journal29(1), 1-12.

2003

Fassnacht, S.R., K.A. Dressler, and R.C. Bales, 2003. Snow water equivalent interpolation for the Colorado River Basin from snow telemetry (SNOTEL) data. Water Resources Research39(8), 1208 [doi:10.1029/2002WR001512].

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 2003. Radar precipitation for winter hydrological modelling. Information from Weather Radar and Hydrological Modelling (Proceedings IUGG 2003 Symposium HS02, Sapporo Japan, July 2003), IAHS, 282, 35-42.

2002

Fassnacht, S.R., and E.D. Soulis, 2002. Implications during transitional periods of improvements to the snow processes in the Land Surface Scheme – Hydrological Model WATCLASS. Atmosphere-Ocean40(4), 389-403.

2001

Fassnacht, S.R., N. Kouwen, and E.D. Soulis, 2001. Surface temperature adjustments to improve weather radar representation of multi-temporal winter precipitation accumulations.Journal of Hydrology253(1-4), 148-168.

Fassnacht, S.R., K.R. Snelgrove, and E.D. Soulis, 2001. Daytime incoming longwave radiation approximation for physical hydrological modelling. Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer Schemes and Large-Scale Hydrological Models(Proceedings Sixth IAHS Scientific Assembly Symposium S5, Maastricht, July 2001), IAHS, 270, 279-286.

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 2001. Enhancing weather radar winter precipitation accumulation estimates. Remote Sensing in Hydrology 2000 (Proceedings IAHS Remote Sensing and Hydrology Conference 2000, Santa Fe, April 2000), IAHS, 267, 46-49.

2000

Fassnacht, S.R., 2000. Flow modelling to establish a suspended sediment sampling schedule in two Canadian Deltas. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences4(3), 425-438.

Fassnacht, S.R., and F.M. Conly, 2000. The persistence of a scour hole on the East Channel of the Mackenzie Delta, NWT. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering27(4), 798-804.

1999

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 1999. Shape characteristics of freshly fallen snowflakes and their short-term changes. Interactions between the Cryosphere, Climate and Greenhouse Gases (Proceedings IUGG 99 Symposium HS2, Birmingham, July 1999), IAHS, 256, 111-122.

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 1999. Algorithm application to improve weather radar snowfall estimates for winter hydrologic modelling. Hydrological Processes13(18), 3017-3039.

Fassnacht, S.R., J. Innes, N. Kouwen, and E.D. Soulis, 1999. The specific surface area of fresh dendritic snow crystals. Hydrological Processes13(18), 2945-2962.

1997

Fassnacht, S.R., 1997. A multi-channel suspended sediment transport model for the Mackenzie Delta, NWT. Journal of Hydrology197(1-4), 128-145.

Conference Proceedings

Fassnacht, S.R., I. Oprea, P. Shipman, J. Kirkpatrick, G. Borleske, F. Motta, and D. Kamin, 2015. Geometric Methods in the Study of the Snow Surface Roughness. Proceedings of the 35th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days Conference, (ed., J.A. Ramirez) Fort Collins, Colorado, p41-50.

Patterson, G.G., and S.R. Fassnacht, 2014. Niveograph Interpolation to Estimate Peak Accumulation of Snow Water Equivalent in Rocky Mountain National Park. Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Western Snow Conference, Durango, Colorado, 7pp.

Fassnacht, S.R., I. Oprea, G. Borleske, and D. Kamin, 2014. Comparing Snowpack Surface Roughness Metrics with a Geometric-based Roughness Length. Proceedings of the 34th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days Conference, (ed., J.A. Ramirez) Fort Collins, Colorado, p44-52.

Fassnacht, S.R., D. Brogan, G.A. Sexstone, M. Jasinski, J.-I. López-Moreno, and M. Skordahl, 2012. Spatio-Temporal Variability of Snowpack Properties: Comparing Operational, Field, and ICESat Remote Sensing Data over Northern Colorado, United States. Proceedings of the IGARSS (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium) 2012, Munich, 1576-1577.

Simonson, S.E., S. Toepfer, E.M. Greene, S.R. Fassnacht, T.J. Stohlgren, and H. Hartman, 2012. Rapid Assessment of a Large-Magnitude Snow Avalanche Event in Colorado. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage AK, September 2012, 666-673.

Simonson, S.E., E.M. Greene, S.R. Fassnacht, T.J. Stohlgren, and C.C. Landry, 2010. Practical methods for using vegetation patterns to estimate avalanche frequency and magnitude. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Squaw Valley CA, Sept 2010, 548-555.

Fassnacht, S.R., C.M. Heun, J.I. Lopez-Moreno and J. Latron, 2010. Variability of Snow Density Measurements in the Rio Esera Valley, Pyrenees Mountains, Spain. Proceedings of the 30th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days Conference, (ed., J.A. Ramirez) Fort Collins, CO, p37-47.

Fassnacht, S.R., and M.E. Skordahl, 2008. Variability at Colorado Snowcourse Stations. Colorado Water, 25(6), 12-13.

Fassnacht, S.R., M. Laituri, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, and R. Reid, 2008. CSU Team Visits Mongolia to Scope Climate and Water Resources Research. Colorado Water, 25(5), 22.

Fassnacht, S.R., M. Skordahl, and S. Simonson, 2008. Variability and Consistency in Select Colorado Snowcourses. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler BC, September 21-27 2008, p964-966.

Simonson, S., T. Stohlgren, C. Landry, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2008. Snow avalanche path ecology: examples from the San Juan mountains, Colorado. Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler BC, September 21-27 2008, p800-801.

Fassnacht, S.R., M.E. Skordahl and J.E. Derry, 2008. Variability at Colorado Operational Snow Measurement Sites: Snowcourse Stations at Collocated Snow Telemetry Stations. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Fairlee, VT, June 2007), 65, 141-145.

Ewing, P.J., and S.R. Fassnacht, 2007. From the tree to the forest: the influence of a sparse canopy on stand scale snow water equivalent. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (St. John’s NF, June 2007), 64, 149-163.

Derry, J.E., and S.R. Fassnacht, 2006. Regional Patterns of Snow Water Equivalent in the Colorado River Basin Using Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) data. Proceedings of the 74th Annual Western Snow Conference, (Las Cruces NM), 135-142.

Hicks, D.M., J.D. Stednick, S.R. Fassnacht, and R. Musselman, 2006. Annual Hydrochemical Fluxes from Alpine Sub-alpine Catchments in the Snowy Range, Wyoming. Proceedings of the 74th Annual Western Snow Conference, (Las Cruces NM),143-146.

Hultstrand, D.M., S.R. Fassnacht, and J.D. Stednick, 2006. Geostatistical Methods for Estimating Snowmelt Contribution to the Alpine Water Balance. Proceedings of the 74th Annual Western Snow Conference, (Las Cruces NM), 149-154.

Mace, A.I., E.K. Bentley, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2006. Spatial Similarities in Snowpack Profile Characteristics. International Snow Science Workshop Proceedings, (Telluride, Colorado, October 2006), 1 page.

Fassnacht, S.R., M. Toro, S. Simonson, and E.K. Bentley, 2006. From the Tree to the Forest – Investigating Snow Accumulation Around Individual Trees. International Snow Science Workshop Proceedings, (Telluride, Colorado, October 2006), 4 pages.

Brazenec, W.A., N.J. Doesken, and S.R. Fassnacht, 2006. Ultrasonic Snow Depth Sensors for Measuring Snow in the U.S. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), the 86th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, (Atlanta, GA, January 28-February 3, 2006), 4 pages.

Fassnacht, S.R., and J.S. Deems, 2005. Scaling associated with averaging and resampling of LiDAR-derived montane snow depth data. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Waterloo ON, June 2005), 62, 163-172.

Fassnacht, S.R., and E.B. Foster, 2004. The Relationship between Introductory Snow Hydrology Field Methods and Level One Avalanche Courses. International Snow Science Workshop Proceedings, (Jackson, Wyoming, September 2004), 721.

Fassnacht, S.R., 2004. Streamflow Predictability in the Upper versus Lower Colorado River Sub-basins. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Portland ME, June 2004), 61, 115-123.

Fassnacht, S.R., 2003. Teaching snow hydrology to science and non-science majors. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Sherbrooke PQ, June 2003), 60, 37-40.

Fassnacht, S.R., F. Yusuf, and N. Kouwen, 2002. January 1999 storms dumped snow on Southern Ontario yet limited streamflow resulted. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Stowe VT, June 2002), 59, 223-233.

Fassnacht, S.R., K.A. Dressler, D.J. Lampkin, S.R. Helfrich, R.C. Bales, and B. Imam, 2001. Comparing AVHRR and hydrologically modelled discontinuous alpine snow-covered area estimates. IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, (Sydney, July 2001), 3 pages.

Fassnacht, S.R., S.R. Helfrich, D.J. Lampkin, K.A. Dressler, R.C. Bales, E.B. Halper, D. Reigle, and B. Imam, 2001. Snowpack modelling of the Salt Basin with water management implications. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Western Snow Conference, (Sun Valley ID, 2001), 65-76.

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, K.R. Snelgrove, and N. Kouwen, 1998. Application of weather radar to model the snow hydrology of southern Ontario. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Jackson NH, June 1998), 55, 115-123.

Fassnacht, S.R., E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen, 1998. Local snow sampling with grade school children. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference (Jackson NH, June 1998), 55, 131-136.

Fassnacht, S.R., 1997. Suspended sediment travel time estimates for the Mackenzie Delta. In Mackenzie Basin Impact Study Final Report (ed. S.J. Cohen), Environment Canada, p92-99.

Music

Fassnacht, S.R., and M. Viramontes, 2002. Elephant Farm. Full-length 12 track CD written and recorded for Ukermann Records.

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