Snow Science

Adams, Ed

Civil Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

Snow and ice related research

Apple, Martha

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Martha E. Apple, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, Montana 59701, (406) 496-4575

Current Research Interests:
Alpine Plants, Functional Traits, and Climate Change
GLORIA Long-term Alpine Plant and Climate Change Monitoring Site
Effects of Very High Soil CO2 on Plants and Mycorrhizae at the ZERT Facility, Bozeman, MT.

Custer, Stephan

Earth Sciences Department
Montana State University - Bozeman

Stephan G. Custer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin in 1968. He served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1970. After his service, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Geology in 1973. He continued his study of Geology at the University of Montana in Missoula where he studied saline seep and received a Ph.D. in 1976.

Larson, Robb

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

Director of the Montana Wind Applications Center (WAC), one of 11 WAC's located at universities throughout the U.S. with primary funding through the U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL.) The WAC mission statement includes education, outreach and support for wind energy topics in Montana and nationally. I created and serve as Instructor for the ETME470 Alternative Energy Applications course which includes coverage of a range of renewable energy topics for upper-division students in various Engineering disciplines.

Pederson, Gregory

Research Ecologist
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey

My research is focused primarily on climate variability and its role in driving biological and physical components of mountainous ecosystems of western North America. In addressing these issues I use instrumental and tree-ring based records of climate to assess the time intervals and spatial scales over which these processes operate. Of particular interest is the influence of interdecadal climate regimes, long-term temperature trends, and ocean-atmosphere teleconnections in driving observed changes in mountain snowpack, streamflow, glaciers, and forest disturbance events.

Sproles, Eric

Assistant Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University

I am an Earth scientist who integrates spatial analysis with process-based science to address the real world questions and challenges of climate impacts on natural resources. Additionally, I bring multidisciplinary experience that allows me to work effectively with scientists, stakeholders, and government institutions on natural resource issues.

Thoma, David

Inventory and Monitoring
National Park Service

I am an ecologist for the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program serving parks on the Colorado Plateau and the Greater Yellowstone Area. I develop and implement monitoring programs that deliver management relevant information about natural resources to park staff. My focus areas are remote sensing of vegetation condition, phenology, and snow cover interpreted in the context of weather and climate.


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