Bob Anderson
Distinguished Professor • Geomorphology • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
Geological Sciences • INSTAAR

Offices: Benson 246C, SEEC N141A
Lab: SEEL 376
Pronouns: he/him


I am a geomorphologist interested in the evolution of landscapes, with particular emphasis on alpine landscapes.

I focus on processes, including glacial, coastal and fluvial erosion of bedrock. I employ cosmogenic radionuclides to constrain rates and timing in the landscape, field studies to document the specific processes acting, and numerical modeling to knit it all together.


glaciers, permafrost, cryosphere, hillslopes, rivers, coastal erosion, weathering, cosmogenic dating, landscape evolution models

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  • PhD: University of Washington, 1986
  • MS: Stanford, 1977
  • BS: Williams College, 1974


  • Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, 2015
  • Hazel Barnes Prize, CU-Boulder, 2014
  • Fellow, AGU, 2006
  • Gladys Cole Award, GSA, 1995
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1991