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Theodore B. Barnhart

Dr. Theodore B. Barnhart studies the connection between the mountain snowpack and streamflow.

Dr. Barnhart is interested in furthering the understanding of how changes in the mountain snowpack translate into changes in streamflow and how that process varies across landscapes, land cover types, and climate systems. He is also interested in understanding the water resources implications of the changing mountain snowpack and streamflow and the effects on downstream stakeholders. He uses numerical snowpack and hydrologic models for his research along with observational and remote sensing data sets.

Professional Experience

  • Research Physical Scientist, United States Geological Survey, Wyoming – Montana Water Science Center, Helena, MT: 2020-present.

  • Physical Scientist, United States Geological Survey, Wyoming – Montana Water Science Center, Helena, MT: 2017-2020.

  • Research Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO: 2013-2018.

  • Research Assistant, Department of Geology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID: 2011-2013.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, 2018.

  • MS Geology, Idaho State University, 2013.

  • BA Geology-Environmental Studies with Honors, Whitman College, 2010, Cum Laude.

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Present: American Geophysical Union

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government