This position is located with USDA-ARS, Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC), in Boise, Idaho.Learn more about this agency
As a Research Hydrologist, you will be conducting research that includes the development of theory, principles and methods for understanding and predicting cold season climate and hydrology in mountain regions dominated by winter precipitation and snow using a combination of measurement, remote sensing and modeling.
- Conduct detailed field experiments to quantify how fluxes of water and energy control snow accumulation and melt, soil moisture, and streamflow under changing climate conditions.
- Develop methods to characterize and integrate spatial data such as LiDAR-measured snow depths and terrain characteristics, canopy structure, and spectral reflectance into snow and hydrologic models.
- Develop improved coupling of surface and below-ground models for spatial simulation of snowmelt, runoff, soil temperature and moisture, and streamflow.
- Develop robust methods for distributing precipitation, wind, temperature, humidity and radiation across mountain regions at scales from small catchments to large river basins.
- Develop, test and demonstrate new hydrologic instrumentation, databases, and model applications for use by federal, state, and private stakeholders for real-time operational applications.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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