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Molotch, Noah Paul Associate Professor

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  • My research and teaching interests are focused on the processes controlling hydrologic fluxes in cold regions and within the greater Earth system. My research projects utilize ground-based observations, remote sensing, and computational modeling to obtain comprehensive understanding of hydrological processes; in particular the distribution of snow and ice. Studies relating fluxes of water, carbon, and nitrogen are also a focus of my current projects - in particular the feedbacks between water availability and carbon cycling in montane forests.

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  • Surface water and snow hydrology, remote sensing, ecohydrology

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Teaching

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  • GEOG 1001 - Environmental Systems: Climate and Vegetation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Lect. and lab. Introduces the atmospheric environment of the Earth: elements and controls of climate and their implications for hydrology, vegetation, and soils. Emphasizes distribution of physical features across the Earth's surface and interactions between humans and their environment, especially those leading to global change on the decade to century time scale.
  • GEOG 4321 - Snow Hydrology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Offers a multidisciplinary and quantitative analysis of physico-chemical processes that operate in seasonally snow-covered areas, from the micro- to global-scale: snow accumulation, metamorphism, ablation, chemical properties, biological aspects, electromagnetic properties, remote sensing, GIS and quantitative methods. Same as GEOG 5321.
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • GEOG 5321 - Snow Hydrology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Offers a multidisciplinary and quantitative analysis of physico-chemical processes that operate in seasonally snow-covered areas, from the micro- to global-scale: snow accumulation, metamorphism, ablation, chemical properties, biological aspects, electromagnetic properties, remote sensing, GIS and quantitative methods. Same as GEOG 4321.

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