Theodore B Barnhart


Theo received his PhD in geography from the University of Colorado in 2018 and studied how changes in snowmelt and land cover impacted the partitioning of precipitation between runoff and evapotranspiration. Theo works to improve hydrologic predictions using process-based hydrologic modeling and data-driven techniques. He is particularly interested in furthering our understanding of mountain and high-latitude hydrology and the distribution and variability of the mountain snowpack. To accomplish this, Theo uses hydrologic models, water balance analyses, and remote sensing.


PhD: Geography, 2018, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Dissertation: The Response of Streamflow and Evapotranspiration to Changes in Snowmelt Across the Western United States.

MS: Geology, 2013, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID. Thesis: Morphodynamics of the Selawik Retrogressive Thaw Slump, Northwest Alaska.

BA: Geology-Environmental Studies, cum laude, 2010, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. Thesis:   Glaciomarine Sediment Flux and Transportation Mechanisms, Kronebreen/Kongsvegan, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard.


Please see his Google Scholar page for a list of peer-reviewed publications.