William "Ryan" Currier
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.