Robert Daniel Moore
Ice and Snow
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stream temperature, forest hydrology
Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (2008-2017)
- Spatial patterns of humidity, fuel moisture, and fire danger across a forested landscape (2017)
- Hydrometeorology and streamflow response during rain-on-snow events in a coastal mountain region (2016)
- Winter stream temperature in the rain-on-snow zone of the Pacific Northwest (2015)
- Space-time dynamics of runoff generation in a snowmelt-dominated montane catchment (2011)
- Stream-catchment connectivity and streamflow dynamics in a montane landscape (2011)
- Regional-scale distributed modelling of glacier meteorology and melt, southern Coast Mountains, Canada (2010)
Master's Student Supervision (2010-2017)
- Modelling the thermal regime of a regulated coastal British Columbia river and assessing the potential of warming mitigation strategies (2015)
- Refinement of tracer dilution methods for discharge measurements in steep mountain streams (2015)
- Streamflow response during the rapid retreat of a lake-calving mountain glacier (2015)
- Hydrology and thermal regime of a proglacial lake fed by a calving glacier (2014)
- Effects of glacier retreat on proglacial streams and riparian zones in the Coast and North Cascade Mountains (2012)
- The effect of discharge variability on the heat budget and tributary mixing dynamics of a proglacial river (2012)
- Rainfall interception in an urban environment (2010)
- The downstream effects of salt application on Horstman Glacier, Whistler, British Columbia (2010)