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Theo 1Theodore Barnhart
Visiting PhD Student

I’m broadly interested in how climate change driven changes in snowpack dynamics (the amount and timing of snowmelt) alter how snowmelt is partitioned between forest water use (evapotranspiration) and streamflow. I’m interested in this problem from the plot to the continental scale as well the mechanistic underpinnings of snowmelt runoff generation.

I collaborated with the Ecohydrology Lab as a 2015 CUAHSI Theo 2Pathfinder Fellow. When not working I can be found skiing, mountain biking, or rafting. I’m also pursuing a secondary career in baking artisan bread.

Example of Published Work: Barnhart, T.B., N.P. Molotch, A.A. Harpold, J.F. Knowles, and S.P. Anderson, 2014, Sensitivity of Hydrologic Partitioning to Snowpack Dynamics, Como Creek, CO, Abstract H51D-0643, poster, presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec.



Location: Mountain Hydrology Group, Boulder, CO
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IMG_5127Yun Yang

Post-Doc Researcher at USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab

I am interested at evapotranspiration estimation from field to continental scale by fusing satellite data from multiple sensors, for example, GOES, MODIS and Landsat.

During my spare time I like to travel to different places, explore different cultures, and read.

Example of Published Work: Monitoring of water use, drought and yield impacts using imagery from multiple satellites. Sept. 7, 2015

Location: USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville,MD
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Gabriella BoisrameGabriella Boisrame
Visiting PhD Student

I study the effect of land cover changes on the water balance in order to better understand how our management of watersheds affects water availability.

I am a California native and a proud graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. As a math major and avid hiker, I enjoy being able to both quantify my surroundings and enjoy them aesthetically!


Location: Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
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