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Kat Bormann

Kat Bormann's research interests include snow hydrology, remote sensing of seasonal snow cover, snow cover variability, spatial and temporal heterogeneity of snow properties and the representation of snow in regional climate and land surface models.

Prior to her current position at the Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech, Kat completed her PhD at the Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales (Australia) and worked as a Consulting Engineer in the private sector.

  • PhD, Climate Science, University of New South Wales, Australia (2009 - 2012)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Monash University, Australia (1998 - 2001)

Research Interests
  • Snow density variability, maritime snowpack, snow interactions with climate, remote sensing of snow (airborne & satellite)

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoc Fellow, Airborne Snow Observatory (ASO) Project, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2013 - Present)
  • Casual Research Assistant, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales (Aug - Sep 2013)
  • Phd Candidate, Climate Science, University of New South Wales (2009 - 2013)
  • Research Assistan, Climate Change Research Centre, NARClim Project, University of New South Wales (2011 - 2012)
  • Environmental Engineer, AECOM Australia Pty Ltd (2008 - 2009)
  • Water Resources Engineer, SMEC (2006 - 2008)
  • Environmental & Civil Engineer, Henwood Consulting Engineers (2003 - 2005)

Selected Publications
  1. Painter, T. H., Berisford, D. F., Boardman, J. W., Bormann, K. J., Deems, J. S., Gehrke, F., Hedrick, A., et al. (2016) The Airborne Snow Observatory: fusion of imaging spectrometer and scanning lidar for snow albedo and snow water equivalent. Remote Sensing of Environment 184, 139-152. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.06.018
  2. Evans, J. P., Bormann, K., Katzfey, J., Dean, S. & Arritt, R. (2015) Regional climate model projections of the South Pacific Convergence Zone. Clim Dyn 1–13. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2873-x.
  3. Bormann, K. J., Evans, J. P. & McCabe, M. F. (2014) Constraining snowmelt in a temperature-index model using simulated snow densities. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.073
  4. Argüeso, D., Evans, J. P., Fita, L. & Bormann, K. J. (2014) Temperature response to future urbanization and climate change. Clim Dyn 42(7-8), 2183–2199. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1789-6
  5. Bormann, K. J., Westra, S., Evans, J. P. & McCabe, M. F. (2013) Spatial and temporal variability in seasonal snow density. Journal of Hydrology 484, 63–73. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.01.032
  6. Bormann, K. J., McCabe, M. F. & Evans, J. P. (2012) Satellite based observations for seasonal snow cover detection and characterisation in Australia. Remote Sensing of Environment 123, 57–71. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.003

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