I’m presenting a poster on Blender, our algorithm to merge multiple kinds of observations for SWE estimation. Here’s a flowchart of how it works (link). The first version of the algorithm was presented at Eastern Snow Conference earlier this year….

Congratulations Apoorva Shastry for successfully defending her thesis entitled “Improving Topography Data for Flood Modeling: A Case Study in the Logone Floodplain”.

I’m excited for the 2019 Eastern Snow Conference meeting! You can find a draft paper written in support of the poster presentation here The final poster is available here.

Discharge estimates for AirSWOT data, with 1 SD error bars provided for BAM and MetroMan (DassFlow does not generate a discharge uncertainty estimate).  USGS data (black line) is shown with  ±10% relative uncertainty (grey area).

One goal of the Measuring the Water Cycle research group is to improve global estimates of river discharge by utilizing remote sensing data to fill gaps in gaging networks. With currently available data, this is a hard problem: the satellite…

New paper by Apoorva

Apoorva Shastry has just had a paper accepted in Frontiers. Describing it, she writes: According to the World Disasters Report, over 59,000 people were killed with 865 million people directly affected by floods between 2005 and 2014. The economic damages…

The Water Cycle group had a strong showing at AGU 2018. Here is a link to my slides on a strategy to integrate gages and SWOT measurements using Lagrangian multipliers.

Group member Jinmei Pan works with Glen Liston (CIRES) and Carrie Vuyovich (NASA) to measure snow properties including specific surface area (SSA) at SnowEx 2017, Grand Mesa, Colorado.

The “Measuring the Water Cycle” group has an open position in snow remote sensing. The position is related to SnowEx (NASA GSFC page, Eos piece), a multi-year airborne and field experiment to explore methods of remote sensing snow water equivalent…

Congratulations to Steve Tuozzolo who successfully defended his thesis entitled “A study of river discharge estimation methods for the forthcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission”, on November 5th.

Congratulations to Melissa who won second place at AMS for her presentation “A New Estimate of North American Mountain Snow Accumulation from Regional Climate Model Simulations”. Link.

Congratulations to Melissa Wrzesien who won best student oral presentation at the International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (link) for her presentation, “A new estimate of North American mountain snow from regional climate model simulations.”