Lab News

OMSI Snow Exhibit Openining

February 2022: The Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, in collaboration with the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland, are pleased to announce the opening of the first ever museum exhibit on snow! The snow exhibit opening is February 1, 2022 at OMSI in Portland

Ning Sun Publishes A New Paper

January 2022: Congratulations to Ning Sun and co-authors on their new paper in the AGU Water Resources Research.

Cassie goes to Norway

January 2022:

Steven Passes His General Exam

November 2021

Congratulations to our research group's newest Ph.D. Candidate, Steven Pestana on passing his General Examination this week. Excellent work Steven!!!

Susan's Paper is Published in AGUWRR

October 2021

Congratulations to Susan Dickerson-Lange on her new paper "Ranking Forest Effects on Snow Storage: A Decision Tool for Forest Management" published in AGUWRR.

Kehan Joins the Research Group

August 2021

Join us in welcoming Kehan Yang to our research group! Kehan completed her PhD at CU Boulder this summer with INSTAAR, and starts her PostDoc with us this fall at UW! She will study how to apply machine learning models to high-resolution snow cover mapping.

Justin Receives the Nece Endowed Fellowship

July 2021

Congrats to Justin Pflug on receiving the Nece Endowed Fellowship, established by the late UW professor Ron Nece & his wife. It's awarded annually to the top PhD graduates in hydrology & hydrodynamics for their academic performance, dissertation, and scholarship!

Steven Receives the UW College of Engineering Teaching Award

June 2021

Congratulations to group member Steven Pestana on receiving the UW College of Engineering Student Teaching Award!

Justin Accepts CIRES Fellowship

April 2021

Congratulations to Justin Pflug on accepting the CIRES Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Boulder! His research will focus on analyzing snow spatial heterogeneity in the Rocky Mountains & how it influences wildlife habitats in both current & future climates.

Joe Graduates with a B.S. in Computer Engineering

June 2021

After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Engineering this spring, Joe Ammatelli will stay on as a grad student with the group! Joe plans to continue his current research on how video processing can be used to infer tree properties for his Master's Thesis. Congratulations Joe!

Giulia Receives IACS Early Scientist Award

March 2021

IACS announces Giulia as one of the 2021 recipients of their Early Career Scientist Award. Congratulations Giulia!

Justin Wins First Place Oral Presentation

January 2021

Justin Pflug’s presentation at the 2021 AMS Annual meeting was selected as the 1st place oral presentation among student entries in the hydrology section! Congratulations Justin!

Calista Earns Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship

January 2021

Congratulations to group member Calista Moore on receiving a Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship for her project on "Satellite and Airborne Thermal Infrared Imagery of Snow". We look forward to seeing where you take this project in 2021, Congrats!!

Annie Earns Her Masters

December 2020

Annie successfully defended her M.S. Thesis (Investigating Repeatable Snow Distributions and Meteorological Conditions over Four Years in Finse, Norway) based on research she completed while at the University of Oslo this past year through the Valle Program. Congrats Annie!

Giulia Earns Her PhD

September 2020

Congratulations to Giulia on a successful defense of her PhD thesis last week!