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Scientists at NSIDC

Jeffrey Deems

Research Scientist II
PhD, Colorado State University, 2007

Specialties [top]

Snow properties; snow hydrology; snow depth mapping; climate change impacts on snow and water resources; LIDAR remote sensing; avalanche formation; hydrologic modeling

Current Projects [top]

Integrated Hydrologic Response to Extreme Deposition of the Snow Cover of the Colorado River Basin

Operation IceBridge

Activities [top]

Science Liaison, Operation Ice Bridge

Member, NASA Snow Working Group-Remote Sensing, Steering Committee

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, American Avalanche Association

Publications [top]

2013

Bryant, A. C., T. H. Painter, J. S. Deems, and S. M. Bender. 2013. Impact of dust radiative forcing in snow on accuracy of operational runoff prediction in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Geophysical Research Letters 40(15): 3,945-3,949, doi:10.1002/grl.50773.

Deems, J. S., T. H. Painter, J. J. Barsugli, J. Belnap, and B. Udall. 2013. Combined impacts of current and future dust deposition and regional warming on Colorado River Basin snow dynamics and hydrology. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(11): 4,401-4,413, doi:10.5194/hess-17-4401-2013.

Deems, J. S., T. H. Painter, and D. C. Finnegan. 2013. Lidar measurement of snow depth: a review. Journal of Glaciology 59(215): 467-479, doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J154.

2012

Painter, T. H., S. M. Skiles, J. S. Deems, A. C. Bryant, and C. C. Landry. 2012. Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 1. A 6 year record of energy balance, radiation, and dust concentrations. Water Resources Research 48, W07521, doi:10.1029/2012WR011985.

Skiles, S. M., T. H. Painter, J. S. Deems, A. C. Bryant, and C. C. Landry. 2012. Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 2. Interannual variability in radiative forcing and snowmelt rates. Water Resources Research 48, W07522, doi:10.1029/2012WR011986.

2010

Elsner, M. M., L. Cuo, N. Voisin, J. S. Deems, A. F. Hamlet, J. A. Vano, K. E. B. Mickelson, S.-Y. Lee, and D. P. Lettenmaier. 2010. Implications of 21st century climate change for the hydrology of Washington State. Climatic Change 102: 225-260, doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9855-0.

Lowry, C. S., J. S. Deems, S. P. Loheide II, and J. D. Lundquist. 2010. Linking snowmelt-derived fluxes and groundwater flow in a high elevation meadow system, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Hydrological Processes 24(20): 2,821-2,833, doi:10.1002/hyp.7714.

Painter, T. H., J. S. Deems, J. Belnap, A. F. Hamlet, C. C. Landry, B. Udall, B. 2010. Response of Colorado River runoff to dust radiative forcing in snow. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(40): 17,125-17,130, doi:10.1073/pnas.0913139107.

2009

Fassnacht, S. R., J. D. Stednick, J. S. Deems, and M. V. Corrao. 2009. Metrics for assessing snow surface roughness from digital imagery. Water Resources Research 45, W00D31, doi:10.1029/2008WR006986.

2008

Deems, J. S., S. R. Fassnacht, and K. J. Elder. 2008. Interannual consistency in fractal snow depth patterns at two Colorado mountain sites. Journal of Hydrometeorology 9(5): 977-988, doi:10.1175/2008JHM901.1.

2006

Deems, J. S., S. R. Fassnacht, and K. J. Elder. 2006. Fractal distribution of snow depth from LiDAR data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 7(2): 285-297, doi:10.1175/JHM487.1.

Fassnacht, S. R., and J. S. Deems. 2006. Measurement Sampling and Scaling for Deep Montane Snow Depth Data. Hydrological Processes 20: 829-838, doi:10.1002/hyp.6119.

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Related Resources[top]

Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Western Water Assessment

Operation Ice Bridge

NASA Snow Working Group-Remote Sensing, Steering Committee