USGS, Science for a changing world

Laboratory Assistant Position at U.S. Geological Survey

June 1, 2018

The U.S Geological Survey is seeking a student to work as a laboratory assistant at our office in Boulder, CO to assist a project that is assessing how human activities affect biogeochemical processes in Colorado Front Range rivers. The project is run out of the Surface Water Chemistry Laboratory will...

Alice Hill in the Karyn River Basin, Kyrgystan.

Outdoor Enthusiasm Fuels Alice Hill's Science

May 4, 2018

Alice Hill’s passion for the outdoors propelled her through her science career at CU Boulder. The former INSTAAR and Geography graduate student of mountain hydrology successfully defended her thesis in Fall 2017 wrapping up a field-intensive PhD. A new CIRES article spotlights Dr. Hill’s story and her advocacy for science...

Dr. Jack Schmidt

April 25th Seminar with Dr. Jack Schmidt

April 19, 2018

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Jack Schmidt on Wednesday, April 25th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228, located at 4001 Discovery Drive . Dr. Schmidt is the Janet Quinney Lawson Chair in Colorado River Studies at Utah State University. He is a professor of Watershed Sciences...


USGS Graduate Student Summer Internship Opportunity

March 28, 2018

USGS Student Internship Opportunity: Hydrologic Model Evaluation Summer Session The USGS is seeking summer interns to evaluate hydrologic cycle models and observational data across the United States. A prototype tool has been developed that allows exploration of observations and model results at several spatial and temporal scales. During the summer,...

Snow covered mountains

Spatially Variable rain-snow temperature threshold exists across the Northern Hemisphere

March 23, 2018

A new study from CU Boulder uses a historical data set to analyze the air temperature threshold for rain-snow events. Research led by INSTAAR graduate student Keith Jennings shows that the air temperature threshold differentiating rain from snow events varies significantly across the Northern Hemisphere. This in effect highlights the...

Snow heating structures on Niwot Ridge

KGNU Radio highlights the importance of measuring snow

March 9, 2018

Measuring snow is important for predicting streamflow runoff and managing water supply. INSTAAR graduate student Theo Barnhart is pictured setting up a snow depth sensors in Grand Mesa for NASA's SnowEx Campaign. Photo by Keith Jennings. The KGNU community radio station serving the Front Range and beyond hosts a state...

Dr. Martin Doyle

March 14th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Martin Doyle

Feb. 27, 2018

Please join CWEST for a seminar by Dr. Martin Doyle on Wednesday, March 14th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Doyle is director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a professor of river science and policy at Duke University’s Nicholas...

Dr. Greg McCabe

March 7th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Gregory McCabe

Feb. 27, 2018

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Gregory McCabe on Wednesday, March 7th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. McCabe is a senior research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He received bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. from Louisiana...

3 speakers from 2017 Hydro Symposium

13th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium

Feb. 13, 2018

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program is excited to announce our 13th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium. This year's theme is: "Hydrology Horizons: Innovations in Water Science". The Symposium will take place April 12th and 13th at the SEEC auditorium, room 120. Abstract submission opens April 19th and closes March 16th. Students,...

McKenzie Skiles

February 21st CWEST Seminar with Dr. McKnezie Skiles

Feb. 13, 2018

Please join CWEST for a seminar by Dr. McKenzie Skiles on Wednesday, February 21st, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Skiles is Geography Assistant Professor at University of Utah. Her research interests span mountain hydrology, snow optics and remote sensing, radiative forcing by light absorbing particles in snow...