Snow Scientist and Glaciologist
Hans-Peter (HP) Marshall is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University, and Director of the Cryosphere Geophysics and Remote Sensing (CryoGARS) group. HP is a snow scientist and glaciologist who uses geophysics and engineering tools to study the Cryosphere. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Washington (1999), with a minor in Geophysics, where he also competed for UW on the snowboarding team. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2005). He was a visiting Ph.D. student for one winter at the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (2004), and received the 2010 AGU Cryosphere Focus Group’s Young Investigator Award. His current research is focused on spatial variability in snow and its effect on remote sensing, snow hydrology, and snow avalanches. He is an avid backcountry skier and splitboarder, mountaineer, and overall lover of snow.