The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming is seeking motivated applicants for two graduate student positions (1 PhD, 1 MS). Both students will be working on the same larger project, improving hydrologic predictions in mountainous environments with remote sensing and on-the-ground observations.
The PhD position involves modeling of water resources in the Snowy Range in southeastern Wyoming using WRF-Hydro. Snow accumulation in mountainous terrain is subject to snow redistribution by wind, leading to high spatial variability in accumulation and melt patterns. You will model hydrologic response in different watersheds with snow melty information derived from multiple sources and at multiple spatial scales to determine the effect of spatial snow melt heterogeneity on streamflow and stream perenniality. You will be part of the “Interdisciplinary PhD in Hydrologic Sciences” program.
The MS position involves using UAV-derived coverages of snow depth and snow spatial extent to improve snow melt information in complex terrain with snow melt models of different complexity. You will be part of the interdisciplinary MS program in water resources.
Both students will have the scientifically diverse Department of Ecosystem Science and Management as the home department.
Start date is the fall semester 2021 or spring semester 2022.
If you are interested in either position, please contact Dr. Fabian Nippgen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Ginger Paige (email@example.com).