adrian harpold

Adrian Harpold

Associate Professor, Mountain Ecohydrology

Summary

We tackle grand challenges facing water sustainability in response to unprecedented environmental change and increasing water demand in the 21st century.  We bring field and remote sensing observations, as well as modeling, to bear on the most pressing questions in the field of mountain ecohydrology.  The lab group works across a broad range of topics (explained below) that are instigated by three guiding questions:

  1. How will changing and extreme climate impact mountain snowpacks and precipitation?
  2. How will feedbacks between changing snowpacks and vegetation control catchment-scale water budgets and water availability, especially during drought?
  3.  How will changing snowpacks and precipitation alter streamflow generation and sensitivity to flooding?

Education

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2003
M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2005
Ph.D. Cornell University, 2010

Publications

Audio/Visual

Global Warming

2016

Lawyers, Guns & Money - YouTube.com

Harpold, A. , Chandra, S. and Houston, D.

Curriculum Materials

Journals

Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective.

2019

Hydrological Sciences Journal

Bloschl, G., and 229 co-authors including A.A. Harpold.

Watershed-scale mapping of fractional snow cover under forest canopy using lidar

2019

Remote Sensing of Environment

Kostadinov, T.S. R. Schumer, M. Hausner, K. J. Bormann, R. Gaffney, K. McGwire, T. H. Painter, S. Tyler, and A.A. Harpold

Snowmelt Rate Dictates Streamflow

2016

Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2016GL069690

Barnhart, T. N.P. Molotch, B. Livneh, A.A. Harpold, J. Knowles and D. Schneider.

Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science

2015

Hydrology and Earth Systems Science

Harpold, A. A., Marshall, J. A., Lyon, S. W., Barnhart*, T. B., Fisher, B. A., Donovan, M., Brubaker, K. M., Crosby, C. J., Glenn, N. F., Glennie, C. L., Kirchner, P. B., Lam, N., Mankoff, K. D., McCreight, J. L., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Pelletier, J., Russo, T., Sangireddy, H., Sjöberg, Y., Swetnam, T., and West, N.

Use of LiDAR in Environmental Science

2015

Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science

Harpold, A.A.

Stream water carbon controls in seasonally snow-covered mountain catchments: impact of interannual variability of water fluxes, catchment aspect and seasonal processes.

2014

Biogeochemistry. doi:10.1007/s10533-013-9929-y

Perdrial, J. McIntosh, A.A. Harpold, P.D. Brooks, X. Zapata-Rios, J. Ray, T. Meixner, T. Kanduc, M. Litvak, P. Troch, and J. Chorover.

Aeresol and Precipitation Chemistry in the Southwestern United States: Spatiotemporal Trends and Interrelationships.

2013

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 13: 7361-7379. doi:10.5194/acp-13-7361-2013

Sorooshian, A.S., T.S. Shingler, A.A. Harpold, C.W. Feagles, T.M. Meixner, and P.D. Brooks.

Probing dissolved organic matter in the critical zone: a comparison between in situ passive capillary wick samplers (PCaps) to aqueous soil extracts

2012

Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76(6): 2019-2030. doi:10.2136/sssaj2012.0061

Perdrial, J., N. Perdrial, A.A. Harpold, X. Gao, K. LaSharr, J. Chorover

Probing how water, carbon, and energy driven landscape evolution and surface water dynamics: Jemez River Basin – Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory.

2011

Vadose Zone Journal. 10(3): 884-899. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0132

Chorover, J., P.A. Troch, C. Rasmussen, P.D. Brooks, J.D. Pelletier, D.D. Breshears, T.E. Huxman, S.A. Kurc, K.A. Lohse, J.C. McIntosh, T. Meixner, M.G. Schaap, M.E. Litvak, J. Perdrial, A.A. Harpold, M. Durcik.

Relating hydrogeomorphologic properties to stream buffering chemistry in the Neversink River watershed, New York, USA

2010

Hydrological Processes. 24(26): 3759-3771. doi:10.1002/hyp.7802

Harpold, A.A., S.B. Shaw, D.A. Burns, M.T. Walter, and T. Steenhuis.

Newsletters

Where did all that snow go? Compensating vapor losses following forest disturbance in the Rocky Mountains.

2013

CIRMOUNT Mountain Views. 7(1).

Harpold, A.A., J.A. Biederman, and P.D. Brooks.