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About Hans-Peter Marshall

Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall is a snow scientist and glaciologist who uses geophysics and engineering tools to study the cryosphere. He joined the faculty of the Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS) and the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University in 2008. A major focus of his research involves quantifying the spatial variability of the seasonal snowcover and its effect on remote sensing measurements, snow hydrology, and snow avalanches. His interests also include snow slope stability modeling, snow and ice mechanics, and melt water pathways in both snow and temperate ice. Dr. Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, as well as a B.S. in Physics, with a Geophysics minor, from the University of Washington.
In addition to his work at Boise State, Dr. Marshall serves as a Research Scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (U. of Colorado/Boulder), a Geophysical Engineer (Expert Consultant) with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, the
Chair of the Research Committee, and a Professional Member, of the American Avalanche Association, and as a Cryosphere Representative to the Fall AGU Planning Committee.


Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Geosciences

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2021 - 2021 To advance snow monitoring using optical, microwave, acoustic and seismic techniques
U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
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Honors and Awards

  • AGU Cryospheric Focus Group Young Investigator’s Award (2010)
  • NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science (2009, 1st in Idaho)
  • U.S. Young Scientist Award, International Union of Radio Science (URSI 2008)
  • Top Reviewer Award, Cold Regions Science and Technology (2009)
  • Volunteer of the Year - Work with At-Risk Youth of Gwitch'in First Nation People - Frontiers Foundation, Arctic Canada (1999)

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