JEFF DEEMS – BOARD MEMBER (JAN 2010)
Dr. Jeffrey S. Deems has participated in CSAS affairs for some time, developing GIS of the Senator Beck Basin Study Area and other Silverton area terrain in 2004 and subsequently assisting Tom Painter, Hans-Peter Marshall and our own staff with research fieldwork in numerous spring campaigns ever since. Jeff and CSAS Director Chris Landry also assisted each other during their MSc efforts at the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where Jeff studied the spatial variation of snowpack temperatures in the Bridger Range. From there, Jeff went on to Colorado State University where his PhD dissertation examined spatial variations in snowpack distribution and properties. After a post-doctoral position at the University of Washington, where he worked on snowmelt modeling and climate change effects on Washington state water supplies, Jeff is now back in Colorado working at both the National Snow and Ice Data Center and with Western Water Assessment, CIRES institutes at the University of Colorado. His duties at these two organizations are diverse and include working with Tom Painter on snowmelt modeling for the Uncompahgre River watershed, using our Senator Beck Basin weather and snowcover albedo data as the linchpins. Jeff looks forward to more frequent excursions to Silverton, for both fun and fieldwork, now that he is back in Colorado. For more, see the January 2010 news item announcing the addition of Jeff Deems and Eric Kuhn to the CSAS Board.