Mountain Hydrology Research

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington


Jessica Lundquist

Nicoleta Cristea

Justin Pflug

Victoria Ly

Steven Pestana

Cassie Lumbrazo

Hannah Besso

Calista Moore

Joe Ammatelli



William "Ryan" Currier

Andri Gunnarsson

Susan Dickerson-Lange

Brian Henn

Karl Lapo

Mark Raleigh

Nic Wayand


Dylan Reynolds

Derek Beal

Shara Feld

Jenna Forsyth

Fred Lott

Kael Martin

Courtney Moore

Gwyn Perry


Hannah Hampson

Katie Knight

Max Mozer

Anthony Billet

Colin Butler

Alex Fisher

Eric Keenan

Adam Massmann

Sara Rose

Teddy Thorson

Postdocs and Visitors:

Jeff Deems

Jorg Helmschrot

University of Washington
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Fax: (206) 685-3836

William "Ryan" Currier

Graduate Student

Originally from Upstate New York, Ryan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, where he studied Environmental Science and Biology. For his master’s thesis, Ryan evaluated the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and the PRISM climatology against independent snow depth observations that were collected for the OLYMPEX campaign in Olympic National Park. Afterwards, Ryan was awarded a NASA Earth and Space Sciences fellowship to integrate multiple remote sensing platforms with hydrologic models to better quantify snow in forests. Ryan is interested in the physical processes affecting snow accumulation and ablation within forested areas and the scales at which these processes act. Ryan is also interested in subgrid scale modeling parametrizations and getting out into the field as much as possible to collect observations.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys snowboarding, photography, running, and playing various team sports.