Thread: Snow Geophysics and Remote Sensing Graduate Opportunities at Boise State

Started: 2020-10-24 09:13:49
Last activity: 2020-10-24 09:13:49
Snow Geophysics and Remote Sensing Graduate Opportunities starting January
2021 at Boise State

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho, USA)
has immediate openings for MSc and PhD geophysics applications on a project
funded by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
(CRREL) entitled “Advancement of snow monitoring for water resources,
vehicle mobility, and hazard mitigation: using optical, microwave,
acoustic, and seismic techniques“. This project aims to improve our ability
to map snow properties related to hydrology and vehicle mobility, and to
monitor avalanche events, using remote sensing and geophysics.

Graduate positions are currently available to focus on 1) LiDAR and optical
remote sensing of snow, 2) ground-based and InSAR radar remote sensing of
snow, and 3) seismo-acoustic sensing of snow. All three projects involve
data acquisition with state-of-the-art instrumentation, numerical modeling,
interpretation, and analysis.

For all applicants, a prior degree in geophysics, engineering, physics,
applied mathematics, remote sensing, or related fields is desired, with
proficient skills in statistical data analysis and scientific programming
(R, Python, Fortran, Matlab, or similar). Interest in snow and ice physics
is expected. Experience in numerical modelling, working with Unix-like
operating systems, and data acquisition, is an advantage. Good written and
oral English language communication skills are expected.

*Further Information*
For further information please visit or contact
Hans-Peter Marshall (hpmarshall<at>, 208-426-1416). Co-PIs Ellyn
Enderlin, Dylan Mikesell, Lee Liberty, Jeff Johnson, and Jake Anderson can
be contacted as well.

The place of employment will be Boise, Idaho, USA, a metropolitan area with
many outdoor opportunities close by. The targeted starting date is 1
January 2021.

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy and we
strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and women to apply.

We look forward to your application! Please see this link for more information
about our graduate program and how to apply.

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