Keith N. Musselman, Ph.D.

Email: kmussel at ucar.edu

EDUCATION
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, 2012
Emphasis in Hydrology and Water Resources
Dissertation: 'Estimating the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Snow in Mountainous Terrain'

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Master of Science in Hydrology, 2006
Emphasis in Surface Hydrology
Thesis: 'Quantifying the effects of forest vegetation on snow accumulation, ablation, and potential meltwater inputs, Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM.'

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Bachelor of Science in Geology, 2003
Emphasis in Surface Hydrology
Senior research project: 'Analysis of spatial variability of precipitation and snow accumulation on Mt. Mansfield, Stowe, VT.'


​PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ASP Postdoctoral Fellow (Oct. 2015 - present)
​National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)                                        
Boulder, Colorado


Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 - 2015)
​University of Saskatchewan                                         
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Based in Kananaskis, Alberta

​Visiting Graduate Researcher (2010 - 2012)
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Boulder, Colorado


NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellow (2008 - 2010)
University of California at Los Angeles                         
Los Angeles, California                    

Teaching Assistant (2009)
University of California at Los Angeles                         
Los Angeles, California                    ​


AWARDS RECEIVED
​Best Student Poster Presentation, 2010
Eastern Snow Conference Annual Meeting, 
Montreal, Quebec


David Hawley Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2003
University of Vermont                                                                            



CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (LAST FIVE YEARS)

Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, Changhai Liu, Kyoko Ikeda and R. Rasmussen (2017), Slower snowmelt in a warmer world. Oral presentation at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, A. Endalamaw, W.R. Bolton, B. Nijssen and J. Arnold (2017), Assessing the effects of modeling decisions on cold region hydrologic model performance. Interactive Poster presentation at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, Changhai Liu, Kyoko Ikeda and R. Rasmussen (2016), Slower snowmelt in a warmer world. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited.


Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, A. Endalamaw, W.R. Bolton, B. Nijssen and J. Arnold (2016), Effects of model decisions on cold region hydrologic model performance: snow, soil and streamflow. Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Monaghan, A.J., M.P. Clark, J.R. Arnold, A.J. Newman, K.N. Musselman, M.J. Barlage, L. Xue, C. Liu, E.D. Gutmann and R. Rasmussen (2016), High resolution regional climate change simulations over Alaska. Poster presentation at
the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, Changhai Liu, Kyoko Ikeda and R. Rasmussen (2016), Evidence for slower snowmelt in a warmer world. Oral presentation at the Mountain Climate Conference, Leavenworth, Washington.

Musselman, K.N., M.P. Clark, A. Endalamaw, W.R. Bolton, B. Nijssen (2016), A Multi-Decadal Analysis of Cold Region Hydrological Model Performance and Challenges at the Caribou – Poker Creeks Research Watershed, oral presentation at the American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference ‘Water – Energy – Environment’, Anchorage, Alaska

Gascoin, S., J.I. López-Moreno, J. Herrero, E. Sproles, L. Hanich, A. Boudhar, M. Pons, E. Alonso-González, and K.N. Musselman (2016), Spatio-temporal variability of the snow cover in different Mediterranean mountain regions from in situ and remote sensing data, oral presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Musselman, K.N.,  N.P.  Molotch, and  S.A.  Margulis (2015), Snowpack response to warmer temperatures: a southern Sierra Nevada case study, oral presentation at the  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited.

Musselman, K.N. and J.W. Pomeroy (2015), The influence of tree temperatures on potential snowmelt energy in a discontinuous coniferous forest, poster presentation at the  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Arnold, J., M. Clark, J. Cherry, T. Giambelluca, E. Gutmann, G. Liston, M. Sturm, A. Monaghan, K.N. Musselman, A. Newman, R. Rasmussen, A. Wood (2015), New tools and data to understand and adapt to hydroclimatic variability and change in Alaska and Hawaii, poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Musselman, K.N. and J.W. Pomeroy (2015), A snow - canopy energy balance model for disturbed forested environments, oral presentation at the Joint Canadian / American Geophysical Unions Spring Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Musselman, K.N., N.P. Molotch, and S.A. Margulis (2014), Snowmelt sensitivity to warmer temperatures: a field-validated model analysis, southern Sierra Nevada, California, California, poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Musselman, K.N. and J.W. Pomeroy (2014), Ray trace modeling to determine optimal forest canopy gap size for reduced solar irradiance during snowmelt: field verification and continental scale application, oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited.

Leroux, N., J.W. Pomeroy, and K.N. Musselman (2014), Modelling windflow over the Canadian Rockies, poster presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta.

Musselman, K.N. and J.W. Pomeroy (2014), Complexities in seasonal snowpack development, melt rates, and hydrological partitioning across a forest-gap continuum, oral presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta.

Musselman, K.N., J.W. Pomeroy, N. Leroux, R. Essery (2013), Uncertainty in alpine snow mass balance simulations due to snow model parameterization and windflow representation, poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

​Musselman, K.N., J.W. Pomeroy, N. Leroux, R. Essery (2013), Simulating snow distribution and melt in alpine and forested terrain, oral presentation at the Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly, Davos, Switzerland.

Musselman, K.N., J.W. Pomeroy, N. Leroux, R. Essery (2013), Evaluation of alpine snow processes simulated by snow and windflow models, oral presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE ACTIVITIES      

Peer Review Panelist
• NASA Terrestrial Hydrology
• NASA Applied Sciences Program


Manuscript Reviewer:
• Advances in Water Resources
• Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
• Earth System Science Data
• Ecohydrology
• Frontiers of Earth Science
• Geophysical Research Letters
• Hydrological Processes
• Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
• Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres
• Journal of Hydrology
• Journal of Hydrometeorology
• Remote Sensing of Environment
• Science Advances
• The Cryosphere
• Water Resources Research



Society Member: Canadian Geophysical Union, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological  Society, 
Sigma Gamma Epsilon Earth Sciences Honor Societ
y



Fieldwork Experience

2017               NASA SnowEx field campaign, Grand Mesa, Colorado

2016               Photogrammetric monitoring of SNOTEL sites snow depth dynamics, Colorado

2013 - 2014     Terrestrial laser survey of 4-D snowpack dynamics, Rocky Mountains, Canada
2012 - 2013     Hydrometeorological impacts of forest clearings, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
2011               NASA Goddard grain size measurement campaign, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2010               NASA JPL vegetation biomass survey, Grand Mesa, Colorado
2010               Basin scale variability of snow properties, Pyrenees, Spain and France
​2007 - 2009     Plot and basin scale snow surveys, Sequoia National Park, California
2005 - 2006     Snow-vegetation interactions, Valles Caldera, NM
2002 - 2003     Precipitation gauge deployment and maintenance, Stowe, VT



Guest Lectures
Title: Slower snowmelt in a warmer world: Using observations and modeling to develop a new theory of hydrologic change
Hydrology & Water Resources Seminar, Winter 2017
Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado
, Boulder, CO

Title: Slower snowmelt in a warmer world
Geology Visiting Lecture Series, Winter 2016
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Title: LiDAR: a transformative tool for hydrological sciences
Canadian Society for Hydrological Sciences, Short Course
Principles of Hydrology, Winter 2015
University of Saskatchewan

Canadian Rockies, Alberta

Title: Hydrology and Landscape Processes in Kananaskis
Ecology 413: Field Ecology. Summer 2013
​University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Title: Snow and Forest Hydrology
4th-year Ecology course. Spring 2013
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Title: Water and the Atmosphere
Geography 1001: Climate and Vegetation. Spring 2011
​University of Colorado, Boulder

Title: Physically based snow modeling
Geography 5241: Advanced Field Methods in Snow Science. Spring 2011
University of Colorado, Boulder; course held in Steamboat Springs, CO

Title: Snow Hydrology
Civil Engineering 150: Introduction to Hydrology. Fall 2009
​University of California Los Angeles

​Teaching Experience

NSF-funded workshop LiDAR Applications in Critical Zone Sciences (2014)
TA for Advanced Field Methods in Snow Science, Prof. Noah Molotch (2011)
TA for Introduction to Hydrology, Prof. Steve Margulis (2009)
​TA for Snow Hydrology and Field Camp, Prof. Paul Brooks (2006)