Mountain hydroclimatology, snow and ice in the climate system, remote sensing
Snow processes in mountain environments, hydroclimatology, cryosphere-climate interactions, remote sensing of snow and ice, surface energy balance modeling, radiative transfer modeling, digital image processing
BA (Major: Anthropology, Minor: Geology), Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1980
MS (Major: Soil Science), Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona, 1987
PhD (Major: Physical Geography), Department of Geography, University of California - Santa Barbara, 1993
GEO 323 - Climatology
GEO 444/544 - Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEO 466/566 - Digital Image Processing
GEO 583 - Snow Hydrology
GEO 585 - Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
New Zealand: Cryospheric Processes and Climate Change (University of Canterbury, 2009)
Switzerland: Snow Hydrology (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 2010)
Current Graduate Students
- Katie Blauvelt (MS, Geography): Snow-vegetation interactions
- Patrick Burns (MS, Water Resources Science): Predicting dry season streamflow in a glacierized basin in the Peruvean Andes
- Lexi Coons (MS, Water Resources Science): Snow-vegetation interactions
- Imtiaz-ali Kalyan (MS, Water Resources Engineering): "At-risk" snow in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Basins: Implications for water management
- Kelly Gleason (PhD, Geography): Snow and vegetation interactions and feedbacks: a water resources perspective
- Jared Desrochers (PhD, Geography): Storm characterization for rain-induced periglacial debris flows in the Pacific Northwest
- Eric Sproles (PhD, Water Resources Science): Watershed-scale modeling of snow water equivalent under present day and future climate scenarios
Recent Graduate Student Thesis Titles
Jonathan Ellinger (MS, Geography),"The changing glaciers of Mt. Hood, Oregon and Mt. Rainier, Washington: Implications for periglacial debris flows"
Elizabeth Copeland (MS, Water Resources Engineering), "Recent periglacial debris flows from Mount Rainier, Washington"
Lauren Parker (MS Geography), "Meteorological conditions associated with rain-related periglacial debris flows on Mount Hood, Oregon and Mount Rainier, Washington"
Aimee Brown (MS Geography), "Understanding the impact of climate change on snowpack extent and measurement in the Columbia River Basin and nested sub basins"
Quin Ourada (MS Geography), "Using reanalysis to characterize Arctic and sub-Arctic glaciers"
Jeff Phillippe (MS, Water Resources Science), "Present-Day and Future Glacier Meltwater Contributions to the Upper Middle Fork Hood River"
Brooke Medley (MS, Geography), "A Method for Remotely Monitoring Glaciers with Regional Application to the Pacific Northwest"
Robert Friedel (MS, Geography), "Development and Application of a Mathematical Transformation for MISR Data for the Study of Vegetation Change"
Jon Michael Bosley (MS, Geography), "Mapping Vegetation Density and Water Inundation in a Recovering Wetland: The Mesopotamian Marshlands"
Preeti Tuladhar (MS, Geography), "Comparison of MODIS Binary and Fractional Snow Cover Mapping Techniques in the Himalayan Region, Nepal"
David Selkowitz (MS, Geography), "Measurement, Modeling, and Remote Sensing of Snow Cover in Areas of Heterogeneous Vegetation"
April: Guest presentation, Climate and climate change at the HJ Andrews: A
story of elevation & complexity, Andrews Forest Partners Meeting.
April: Article "A Slippery Slope" in OSU Terra Magazine and on OSU website profiling my group's
June: Guest presentation, Climate and climate change at the HJ Andrews, HJA
July: Guest Lecture, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. Water
connects all: climate change, mountain hydrology, and water scarcity in a
Sept. 2011: Geography Fall Seminar, Oral presentation: Melting snow and
glaciers: A geographer's recent research and some insights on climate
Oct.: Guest Lecture, GEO 320 (Man's Impact on Climate), Cryosphere and
Nolin, A. W. Perspectives on Climate Change, Mountain Hydrology, and Water Scarcity in the Oregon Cascades, USA, Mountain Research and Development, 32(S1), 35-46, 2012.
Chopping, M. J., Schaaf, C. B., Zhao, F., Wang, Z., Nolin, A. W., Moisen, G., Martonchik, J. V., Bull, M., 2011, Forest Structure and Aboveground Biomass in the Southwestern United States from MODIS and MISR, Remote
Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.031.
Nolin, A. W., Recent advances in remote sensing of seasonal snow, Journal of Glaciology, 56(200), 1141-1150, 2010.
Lancaster, S. T., A. W. Nolin, E. A. Copeland, G. E. Grant. Periglacial debris-flow initiation and susceptibility and glacier recession from imagery, airborne LiDAR, and ground-based mapping, Geosphere, 8, 417-430, doi: 10.1130/GES00713.1.
Chopping, M. J., A. W. Nolin, G. G. Moisen, J. V. Martonchik, and M. Bull, Forest Canopy Height from the Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Assessed with High Resolution Discrete Return Lidar, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2172-2185, 2009.
Dozier, J., R. O. Green, A. W. Nolin, and T. H. Painter, Interpretation of snow properties from imaging spectrometry, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.07.029, 2009.
Jefferson, A., A. W. Nolin, S. Lewis, and C. Tague, Hydrogeologic controls on streamflow sensitivity to climate variability, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7041, 2008.
Barry, R. G., R. Armstrong, J. Cherry, S. Gearheard, A. Nolin, D. Russell, and Christoph Zockler, Chapter 4: Snow in Global Outlook for Ice & Snow, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Job No. DEQ/0924/NA, UNEP/GRID, Arendal, Norway, 2007.
Nolin, A. W. and M. Payne, Classification of glazier zones in western Greenland using albedo and surface roughness from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), Remote Sensing of Environment, 107, 264-275, 2007
Nolin, A. W., and C. Daly, Mapping "at-risk" snow in the Pacific Northwest, U. S. A., J. Hydrometeorol. 7, 1166-1173, 2006.
Stroeve, J., J.E. Box, F. Gao, S. Liang, A. Nolin, C. Schaaf, Accuracy assessment of the MODIS 16-day albedo product for snow: comparisons with Greenland in situ measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 94, 46-60, 2005
Diner, D.J., B.H. Braswell, R. Davies, N. Gobron, J. Hu, Y. Jin, R.A. Kahn, Y. Knyazikhin, N. Loeb, J-P. Muller, A.W. Nolin, B. Pinty, C.B. Schaaf, G. Seiz, J. Stroeve, The value of multiangle measurements for retrieving structurally and radiatively consistent properties of clouds, aerosols, and surfaces, Remote Sensing of Environment, 97, 495-518, 2005.
Nolin, A.W., Towards retrieval of forest cover density over snow from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), Hydrological Processes, 18, 3623-3636, 2004.
Marshall, S., R. J Oglesby and A. W. Nolin, The predictability of winter snow cover over the western United States, J. Climate, 16, 1062-1073, 2003.
Nolin, A. W., F. M. Fetterer, and T. A. Scambos, Surface roughness characterizations of sea ice and ice sheets: Case studies with MISR data, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 40, 1605-1615, 2002.
J. C. Stroeve and A. W. Nolin, Comparison of snow albedo from MISR with ground-based observations on the Greenland ice sheet., IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 40, 1616-1625, 2002.
Nolin, A. W. and J. Dozier, A hyperspectral method for remotely sensing the grain size of snow, Remote Sensing of Environment, 74, 207-216, 2000.
Nolin, A. W. and S. Liang, Progress in bidirectional reflectance modeling and applications for surface particulate media: Snow and soils, Remote Sensing Reviews, 18, 307-342, S. Liang and A.H. Strahler (Eds.) Land Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF): Recent Advances and Future Prospects, 2000.
Diner, D. J., G. P. Asner, R. Davies, J-P. Muller, A. W. Nolin, B. Pinty, C. B. Schaaf, and J. Stroeve, New directions in Earth observing: Scientific applications of multi-angle remote sensing, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 80, 2209-2228, 1999.
Nolin, A. W., Mapping the Martian polar ice caps: Applications of terrestrial optical remote sensing methods, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 25851-25864, 1998.
Nolin, A. W. and J. Stroeve, The changing albedo of the Greenland ice sheet: Implications for climate modeling, Ann. Glaciol., 25, 51-57, 1997