Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Mark Raleigh

Research Interests

  • Snow hydrology
  • Mountain hydrology
  • Forest-snow interactions
  • Snow and climate
  • Remote sensing
  • Numerical modeling (snow and hydrologic systems)
  • Data assimilation

Current Research

Dr. Raleigh's active areas of research include the following:

  • Forest effects on snowpack properties
  • Development of techniques for improving estimation of snow water equivalent from snow depth
  • Spatial scaling of snow distributions and repeatability of patterns
  • Characterizing climatological persistence of seasonal snow with remote sensing
  • Remote sensing of snow covered area across alpine and subalpine zones
  • Response of snowpack and streamflow to changes in forests and climate

View Publications

  • Webb, RW; Raleigh, MS; McGrath, D; Molotch, NP; Elder, K; Hiemstra, C; Brucker, L; Marshall, HP. (Oct 2020). Within-Stand Boundary Effects on Snow Water Equivalent Distribution in Forested Areas. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 56(10). 10.1029/2019WR024905
  • Rittger, K; Raleigh, MS; Dozier, J; Hill, AF; Lutz, JA; Painter, TH. (Jun 2020). Canopy Adjustment and Improved Cloud Detection for Remotely Sensed Snow Cover Mapping. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 56(6). 10.1029/2019WR024914
  • Smyth, EJ; Raleigh, MS; Small, EE. (May 2020). Improving SWE Estimation With Data Assimilation: The Influence of Snow Depth Observation Timing and Uncertainty. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 56(5). 10.1029/2019WR026853