Montana State University

Ed Adams

 

 

Contact

Edward E. Adams, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994‑6122
e‑mail eda@ce.montana.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Mathematics Minor) Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
 
1987
M.S.  Engineering Mechanics (Mathematics Minor)   Montana State University   
Bozeman, MT  
1982
B.S.  Earth Sciences (Geophysics Option)  Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
1979
B.A. English (Philosophy Minor)   Mount Saint Mary's College
Emmitsburg, MD
1972

Employment History

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 2004 to present

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1998 to 2004

Adjunct Faculty, Earth Resource Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1992 to 1998

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department,

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 1989 to 1992

ME-EM Faculty Committee & Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 1992

Academic Experience

Professor (2004 ‑ present)
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Associate Professor (1998 ‑ 2004)
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Adjunct Faculty (2002)
Earth Resource Department
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Assistant Professor (1992 ‑ 1998)
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1989 ‑ 1992)
Mechanical Engineering‑Engineering Mechanics Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

ME‑EM Faculty Committee & Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations (1992)
Mechanical Engineering‑Engineering Mechanics Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

M.S. Graduate Students Supervised

  • David Walters, Quantifying Anisotropy from Experimental Testing of Radiation Recrystallized Snow Layers, 2012
  • Mark Staples, Slope scale modeling of snow surface temperature in topographically complex terrain, (2008)
  • Blake Morstad, “Analytical and experimental study of radiation-recrystallized near-surface facets in snow”. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University (2004)
  • Allison E. Bristow, “Optimization of the number of elements for thermal maps utilizing RADTHERM/RT”. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University (2003)
  • Tylar P. Bunger, “Thermal model of highway overpass bridge”. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University (2003)
  • Jeffrey R. Bristow, “The Development and Validation of a Snow/icepack Pavement Temperature Thermodynamic Model”. Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University (2002)
  • Andrew G. Beddoe, “A Spectrally Integrated Temporal Albedo Model for Thin Composite Layers of Snow and Ice on Roads”. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University (2001) 
  • Steven Brackman, “An Investigation of Stress Fractures in the Ice Cover of a McMurdo Dry Valley Lake of Antarctica”. Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University (1997)
  • Scott R. Smith, “Morphologic and Metamorphic Processes of the Ice Cover on the Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica”. Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University (1996)
  • David C. Vandervoort, “Thermal Conductivity and Metamorphism of Processed Snow”.  Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University (1994)
  • Ricardo Valverde, “A Comparative Study of the Influence of Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) with Other Deicing Chemicals on Pavement Aggregates”.  Michigan Technological University (1991)
  • John Chekan, “An Investigation of the Force Required to Shear Snow from Various Aggregates Used in Road Construction and the Residual Effects of NaCl and CMA as Deicing Agents”.  Michigan Technological University (1990)

Doctoral Students Supervised

  • Patrick Staron, “Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Temperature Gradient Metamorphism in Snow”, PhD Engineering, (Applied Mechanics Option), Montana State University (2013)
  • Richard Shertzer, “Fabric Tensors and Effective Properties of Granular Materials with Application to Snow”, PhD Engineering, (Applied Mechanics Option), Montana State University (2011)
  • Andrew E. Slaughter,  “Numerical Analysis of Conditions Necessary for Near-surface Metamorphism”, PhD Engineering, (Applied Mechanics Option), Montana State University (2010)
  • Steven Jepsen, “Intergranular Water and Permeability of the Lake Vostok Accretion Ice, Eastern Antarctica”. PhD Engineering (Applied MechanicsOption), Montana State University (2005)

Post-Doctoral Scientists Supervised

  • Peter Gauer from the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (1999 -2001
  • Michael Q. Edens from Montana State University (1997 – 1998)
  • Nora Helbig from the WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (2010 -2012)

Classes Taught

CE 101 (Civil Engineering) Applied Analysis (MSU)
EM 205 Mechanics (MSU)
EM 211 Engineering Statics (MTU)
EM 215 Strength of Materials (MSU)
EM 251 Statics and Particle Dynamics (MSU)
EGEN 202/EM 252/E Rigid Body Mechanics (MSU)
EM 253 Mechanics of Materials (MSU)
EM 342 Mechanics of Materials (MTU)
EM 335 Mechanics of Fluids (MSU)
EM 510 Elastic and Inelastic Analysis (MSU)
EM 525 Continuum Mechanics (MSU)
EM 527 Viscoelasticity and Plasticity (MSU)

Administerial Experience

Director, Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility (2009 - present)
Civil Engineering Department
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Supervisor, Cold Regions Laboratory and Computed Tomography Laboratory (1992 - 2009)
Civil Engineering Department
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Director (1990 ‑ 1992)
Group Leader, Physical Properties Group (1989 ‑ 1992)
Institute of Snow Research
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

Executive Committee (1989 ‑ 1992)
Keweenaw Research Center
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

Research Experience

Professor (2004 ‑ present)
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Associate Professor (1998 ‑ 2004)
 Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Assistant Professor (1992 ‑ 1998)
Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Research Engineer/Scientist (1988 ‑ 1992)
Institute of Snow Research
Keweenaw Research Center
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI
 
Graduate Research Assistant/Staff Researcher (1979 ‑ 1987)
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Field Technician (1977)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (USA-CRREL)
Hanover, NH

Publications

  • Staron, P.J., E.E. Adams, and D.A. Miller, Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of kinetic metamorphism in snow, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol 97 pp 60-71, 10.1016/j.coldregions.2013.10.007, 2014
  • Walters, D. J. and E.E. Adams, Quantifying anisotropy from experimental testing of radiation recrystallized snow layers,Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol 97 pp 72-80, 10.1016/j.coldregions.2013.09.014, 2014
  • Stanton, B., D.A. Miller and E.E. Adams, Analysis of Surface Hoar Growth Under Simulated Meteorological Conditions, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • Staron, P.J., E.E. Adams and D.A. Miller, Formation of depth hoar resulting from thermal optimization of snow microstructure, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • Walters, D.J and E.E. Adams, “Directional mechanical properties of radiation recrystallized snow layers from experimental testing”, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • Miller, D.A., R.G. Tichota and E.E. Adams, An explicit numerical model for the study of snow’s response to explosive air blast, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol 69 pp 156 - 164, 2011
  • Shertzer, R.H.  and E. E. Adams, Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity Model for Dry Snow, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol 69 pp 122 - 128, 2011
  • Adams, E.E., A.E. Slaughter, L. McKittrick and D.A. Miller. Local Terrain Topography and Thermal Properties Influence on Energy and Mass Balance,  Annals of Glaciology A52(58), pp 169 -175, 2011
  • Slaughter A.E., E.E. Adams, P.J. Staron, R.H. Shertzer, D.J. Walters, D.,McCabe, D. Catherine, I. Henninger, T. Leonard, M. Cooperstein, H., Munter, Field Investigation of Near-surface Metamorphism of Snow Field, Vol. 57, No. 203, pp 441 -452, 2011
  • White, E and E.E. Adams Surface hoar morphology and association with snow surface substrate, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Walters, D. J.,  E.E. Adams, P. Staron, L. McKittrick, Shear Deformation of Radiation Recrystallized Near Surface Facets, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Shertzer, R.H.  E.E. Adams and M. Schneebeli, Characterizing microstructural arrangement and effective properties of dry snow: thermal conductivity, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Slaughter, A.E. and E.E. Adams, Field and Analytical Examination of Near-surface Facets, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Jepsen, S.M. E.E. Adams and J. C. Priscu, Sediment Melt-Migration Dynamics in Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 57–66, 2010
  • Adams, E and J. Quintana, Avalanche!, National Geographic Explorer (Pioneer Edition.), pg 7-13Nov. – Dec. 2009
  • Adams, E and J. Quintana, Avalanche!, National Geographic Explorer (Pathfinder Edition.), pg 7-13,  Nov. – Dec. 2009
  • Adams, E and J. Quintana, Avalanche!, National Geographic Extreme Explorer, pg 1-7, Nov. – Dec. 2009
  • Adams, E.E., L. McKittrick, A, Slaughter, P. Staron, R. Shertzer, D. Miller, T. Leonard, D. McCabe, I. Henninger, D. Catharine, M. Cooperstein, and K. Laveck, Modeling variation of surface hoar and radiation recrystallization across a slope, International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Slaughter, A.E. and E.E. Adams, Numerical investigation of factors causing near-surface metamorphism, International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Miller, D.A. and E.E. Adams, A microstructural dry-snow metamorphism model for kinetic crystal growth, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 55, No. 194, 2009
  • Slaughter, A., D. McCabe, H. Munter, P. Staron, E. Adams, D. Catherine, I. Henninger, M. Cooperstein, and T. Leonard,An investigation of radiation-recrystallization coupling laboratory and field studies. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 59:126-132, 2009.
  • Adams, E.E, S.M. Jepsen, and B. Close, A bonding process between grains in mechanically disaggregated snow. Annals of Glaciology 48, 6-11, 2008
    Jepsen, S. M. and E. E. Adams “Anisotropic Elastocreep in Glacial Ice: A Mechanism for Intergranular Melt and Recrystallization”. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface Vol. 113, doi:10.1029/2007JF000917, 2008
  • Adams, E.E. L. McKittrick, A.  Slaughter, P. Staron,  R. Shertzer, D. Miller, T. Leonard, D. McCabe, I. Henninger, D. Catharine, M. Cooperstein, and K. Laveck, Modeling variation of surface hoar and radiation recrystallization across a slope, International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, pp 97-101, 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Slaughter, A.E. and Adams, E.E. Numerical investigation of factors causing near-surface metamorphism., International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland 27 September - 2 October, 2009
  • Mokwa, R, C. Peebles and E.E. Adams,  Laboratory Testing of High Density Sintered Snow.,Proceedings of the 41st Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering Symposium. Boise, ID, April 9-11, 2008
  • Slaughter, A.E., P.J. Staron, E.E. Adams, D. McCabe, H. Munter, D. Catherine, I. Henninger, M. Cooperstein, and T. Leonard, Laboratory Simulations of radiation-recrystallization events in southwest Montana,In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, B.C. Canada, October 21-27, 2008
  • McCabe, D., H. Munter, D. Catherine, I. Henninger, M. Cooperstein, T. Leonard, E.E. Adams, A.E Slaughter, and P.J. Staron, Near surface faceting on south aspects in southwest Montana. In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW2008), Whistler, BC, Canada, October 21-27, 2008
  • Slaughter, A.E., Neal, D.T., and Ophir School 2007/2008 Fifth Grade. (2008) Snow science as curriculum in a fifth grade classroom. In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW2008)  Whistler, BC, Canada, October 21-27, 2008.
  • Morstad, B.W. E.E. Adams, L.R. McKittrick, Experimental and analytical study of radiation-recrystallized near-surface facets in snow, Cold Regions Science and Technology, pp 90-101, 47, 2007
  • Jepsen,S. M., E. E. Adams and J.C. Priscu, Fuel Movement Along Grain Boundaries in Ice, Cold Regions Science and Technology (45) pp 158-165. 2006.
  • Priscu, J.C., E.E. Adams, H.W. Paerl, C.H. Fritsen, J.E. Dore, J.T. Lisle, C.F. Wolf, and J. Mikucki, Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice: A refuge for Cyanobacteria in an Extreme Environment, book chapter in Life in Ancient Ice (S. Rogers and J. Castello, eds). Princeton Press. pp 22-49 2005
  • Adams, E.E., P. Gauer, L.R. McKittrick A.R. Curran and D.S Levenan, Modeling Snow Temperature in Complex Topography.. International Symposium on Snow Monitoring and Avalanches, Manali, H.P., India. 2004.
  • Morstad, B.W.,  E.E. Adams and L.R. McKittrick Experimental study of radiation-recrystallized near surface facets in snow, , Proceeding - International Snow Science Workshop, Jackson Hole WY, USA, 2004
  • Morstad, B, E. E. Adams, J.R. Bristow and L.R. McKittrick, Thermal Model for Contaminated Snow on Pavement, In Snow Engineering V, ed P. Bartelt, E.E. Adams, M. Christen, R. Sack and A. Sato. A.A. Balkema Publishers of Taylor & Francis Group plc, London UK ISBN 90 5809 634 3  pp33-38, 2004
  • Adams, E.E., P. Gauer, L.R. McKittrick and A.R. Curran, A First Principles Pavement Thermal Model for Topographically Complex Terrain, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Transportation Research Circular, Number E-C063, ISSN 0097-8515. pp 422-432, 2004
  • McKittrick, L.R., E.E. Adams, P. Gauer, J. Mewes and A.R. Curran, Forecasting Terrain Dependent Weather Conditions: Details of a model-chain sequence, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Transportation Research Circular, Number E-C063, ISSN 0097-8515. pp 95-108, 2004
  • Miller, D.A., E.E. Adams and R.L. Brown, A microstructural approach to predict dry snow metamorphism in generalized thermal conditions, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 37, 213 – 226, 2003
  • Miller, D.A., E.E., Adams, D.S. Schmidt and R.L. Brown, Preliminary experimental evidence of heating at the running surface of avalanching snow, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 37, 421 – 427, 2003
  • Fierz, C., P. Riber, E.E. Adams, A.R. Curran, P.M.B. Fohn, M. Lehning and C. Pluss. “Evaluation of snow-surface energy balance models in alpine terrain”. Journal of Hydrology, 282, 76-94, (2003)
  • Adams, E.E., and Daniel A. Miller, Ice Crystals grown from vapor onto an oriented substrate: Application to snow depth hoar development and gas inclusions in lake ice, Journal of Glaciology, Vol 49, No 164 pp 8-12, 2003
  • Doran, P. T., C. H. Fritsen, C. P. McKay, J. C. Priscu, and E. E. Adams, Formation and character of an ancient 19 m ice cover and underlying trapped brine in an ice-sealed east Antarctic lake, Proc. National Acad. Sci. 100: 26-31, 2003
  • Adams, E.E. and D.A. Miller, Morphology of crystal growth and grain bonding in snow, International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, 2002.
  • Miller, D.A., E.E. Adams and R.L. Brown, A microstructural dry snow metamorphism model applicable to equi-temperature and temperature gradient environments, International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, October 2002.
  • Miller, D.A., E.E. Adams, D.S. Schmidt and R.L. Brown, Frictional heating of Avalanching snow and sintering analysis of avalanche debris (poster), International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, October 2002
  • Adams, E.E., D.A. Miller and R.L. Brown, Grain boundary ridge on sintered bonds between ice crystals,  Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 90, Number 11, 2001
  • Lundy, C.C., R.L.Brown,., E.E.Adams, K. W. Birkeland M. Lehning, A statistical validation of the snowpack model in a Montana Climate,  Cold Regions Science and Technology, 33, 237-246, 2001
  • Lundy, C.C., R.L.Brown,., E.E.Adams, K. W. Birkeland M. Lehning, A statistical validation of the snowpack model in a Montana Climate,  Proceeding - International Snow Science Workshop, Big Sky Mt, USA 2000
  • Priscu, J.C., E.E. Adams, W.B. Lyons, M.A. Voytek, D.W. Mogk, R.L. Brown, C.P. McKay, C.D. Takacs, K.A. Welch, C.F. Wolf, J.D. Kirshtein and R. Avci, Geomicrobiology of Subglacial Ice Above Lake Vostok, Antarctica, Science, Volume 286, pp. 2141 - 2144, 10 December 1999
  • Lundy, C. and E. E. Adams, Nondestructive Collection of Natural Snow Specimens for Use with CT Scan Analysis, Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Sun River, Oregon September 1998
  • Priscu, J. C., C. H. Fritsen, E. E. Adams, S. J. Giovannoni, H. W. Paerl, C. P. McKay, P. T. Doran, B. D. Lanoil, J. L. Pinckney, Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice: An Oasis for Life in a Polar Desert,  Science. Volume 280, Number 5372, 26 June 1998
  • Dent, J.D, .K.J. Burrell, D. S. Schmidt, M. Y. Louge, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis. Density, Velocity and Friction Measurements in a Dry Snow Avalanche, Annals of Glaciology, Vol 26, 1998
  • Adams, E. E., J. C. Priscu, C. H. Fritsen, S. R. Smith and S. L. Brackman, Permanent Ice Covers of the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica:  Bubble Formation and Metamorphism, chapter in: Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. (J.C. Priscu, ed.), Chapter Antarctic Research Series, Vol 72: 281-295 American Geophysical Union, 1998
  • Fritsen, C. H, E. E. Adams, C. M. McKay and J, C. Priscu,  Permanent Ice Covers of the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: Liquid Water Content, chapter in: Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, (J.C. Priscu, ed.), Antarctic Research Series, Vol 72: 269-280American Geophysical Union. (1998)
  • Adams, E.E. J.C. Priscu and A.Sato, Some Metamorphic Processes in the Lake Ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctic Journal of the United States, Vol 30-N0 5, 307-309 (1996)
  • Dent, J.D, .K. J. Burrell, D. S. Schmidt, M. Y. Louge, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Density and Friction Measurements in a Flowing Dry Snow Avalanche,  Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Baniff, Alberta, Canada October 1996
  • Adams, E.E, .D. C. Vandervoort, M. Q. Edens and R. M. Lang, Ice Grain Orientation in Processed Snow”.  Defense Science Journal (Special Issue), India, 1995
  • Alger, R. G. and J. P.  Beckwith and E.  E. Adams, A Comparison of Liquid and Solid Chemicals for Anti‑icing Application on Pavements,  Transportation Research Record ‑‑‑ Maintenance of the Highway Infrastructure, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, No. 1442, pg 162 – 169, 1996
  • Adams, E.E,.D. Vandervoort, M. Q. Edens and R. M. Lang, Ice Grain Orientation in Processed Snow,  International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, proceedings Manali, H.P., India, September 1996
  • Jazbutis, T, E. E. Adams, R. L. Brown and T. E. Lang, A Nonlinear Model for Snow Creep, International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, proceedings Manali, H.P., India, September 1996
  • Brown, R. L., E. E. Adams and M. Barber, Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Applied to Metamorphism of Snow, International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, proceedings Manali, H.P., India, September 1996
  • Dent,  J. D., D. S. Schmidt, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Velocity Measurements in a Dry Snow Avalanche, International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, proceedings Manali, H.P., India, September 1996
  • Sato, A. and E. E. Adams, Influence of Microstructure on Effective Thermal Conductivity of Snow composed of Ice Spheres, SEPPYO, Journal of the Japanese Society of Snow of Snow and Ice, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1995
  • Dent, J. D., D. S. Schmidt, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Velocity and Mass Transport Measurements in a Snow Avalanche, Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Stephens, J. E., E. E. Adams, J. Hicks and D. McCarty, Use of Neural Networks in Avalanche Hazard Forecasting,   Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Sato, A. and E. E. Adams, Effect of Microstructure on Heat and Vapor Transport in Snow Composed of Uniform Fine Ice Particles, Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Adams, E. E. and A. Sato, Model for Effective Thermal Conductivity of a Dry Snow Cover Composed of Uniform Ice Spheres, Annals of Glaciology, Vol. 18, pp.300‑304, 1993
  • Adams, E. E, R.  G.  Alger, J. Chekan, F. W. Williams and R. Valverde, Persistence of Reduced Snow to Pavement Shear Strength for Two Aggregate Materials Treated with CMA and NaCl,  chapter in Chemical Deicers and the Environment (F. M. D’Itri, ed.), Lewis Publishers, Inc., Ann Arbor, 1992
  • Adams, E.E., R.G. Alger and J.P.  Beckwith, Influence of Wind, Temperature and Deicing Chemicals on Snow Accretion, Transportation Research Record ‑‑‑ Highway Maintenance Operations and Research 1991, Transportation Research Board, National ResearchCouncil, No. 1304, pg 182 - 187,1991
  • Adams, E.E. and S.A. McDowel, Thermal Model for Snow on Three Dimensional Terrain, Proceedings of Japan‑U.S. Symposium on Snow Avalanche, Landslides, Debris Flow Prediction and Control, pp 75-84, Tsukuba, Tsukuba‑shi, Ibaraki‑ken, Japan, September 1991
  • Adams, E.E. and R. L. Brown, A Mixture Theory for Evaluating Heat and Mass Transport Processes in Non Homogenous Snow, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Vol. 2, pp. 31‑63, 1990
  • Adams, E.E. and R.L. Brown, A Constitutive Theory for Snow as a Continuous Multiphase Mixture,  International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 553‑572, 1989
  • Adams, E.E.  and R.L. Brown, The Effect of Strong Density Layering on Metamorphism of a Seasonal Snowcover, Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, B. C., October 1988
  • Suprenant, B.A., R.L. Brown, and E.E. Adams, Unique Uses of Ice Covers for Construction,  Journal of Civil Engineering for Practicing  and Design Engineers, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1985
  • Adams, E.E. and R.L. Brown, Metamorphism of Dry Snow as a Result of Temperature Gradient and Vapor Density Differences, Annals of Glaciology, Vol. 4, 1983
  • Brown, R.L., and E.E. Adams, On the Use of Mixture Theories to Model Heat and Mass Transport in a Mountain Snowpack. Abstract, Annals of Glaciology, Vol. 4, 1983
  • Adams, E.E. and R. L. Brown, Zones of Depth Hoar Development, Proceedings International Snow Science Workshop, Bozeman, MT, October 1982
  • Adams, E.E. and R.L. Brown, A Model for Crystal Development in Dry Snow, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 9, No. 11, 1982
  • Adams, E.E. and R.L. Brown, Further Results on Studies of Temperature Gradient Metamorphism, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 28, No. 98, 1982
  • Grady, T., R. L. Brown, A. Sato, and E. E. Adams, An Evaluation of Heat Flow and Its Geological Implications on Mount Saint Helens, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 9, No. 4 pp 377-379, 1982

Presentations

  • Adams, E.E. with J. Hendrikx, Mountains from Global, Local to Micro: New Discoveries in Snow Science, International Mountain Day, Bozeman, MT, USA, December 2013
  • Adams, E.E., A Few Words on Mechanical Properties of Snow, Presentation Southwest Montana Ski Patrol Workshop, November, 2013
  • Miller D.A., B. Stanton and E.E. Adams, “Laboratory growth and visible bi-directional reflectance factor of surface hoar”, Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA 2013, Davos, Switzerland, July, 2013
  • Miller D.A., B. Stanton and E.E. Adams, “Visible bidirectional-reflectance measurements for rounded grains and surface hoar snow crystal morphologies”, Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA 2013, Davos, Switzerland, July, 2013
  • Adams, E.E., Artificial weak layers Evolution of structural anisotropy induced by temperature gradients, Snow Physics Workshop SLF: from snow microstructure to macroscopic mechanics (small workshop), April, 2013
  • Stanton, B., D.A. Miller and E.E. Adams, “Analysis of Surface Hoar Growth Under Simulated Meteorological Conditions”, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • Staron, P.J., E.E. Adams and D.A. Miller, “Formation of depth hoar resulting from thermal optimization of snow microstructure”, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • LeBaron, A. M., D.A. Miller and A. van Herwijnen, “Axisymmetric measurements of extended deformation around the snow micropenetrometer tip”, International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK, September 2012
  • Adams, E.E., Artificial weak layers Evolution of structural anisotropy induced by temperature gradients, Snow Physics Workshop SLF: from snow microstructure to macroscopic mechanics (small workshop), April, 2013
  • Adams, E.E, “Snow Microstructure”, Presentation Southwest Montana Ski Patrol Workshop, November, 2012
  • Adams, E.E., Physical properties of snow and snow cover, International Youth Scientific School - Snowpack and avalanches: methods of field study, modeling, avalanche defence and calculation of economic risks. Invited Lecturer Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, 12–16 March 2012
  • Adams, E.E. Meteorology and snow metamorphism, 15th Annual Great Divide Weather Workshop, National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bozeman, MT 31 October -2 November, 2011
  • White, E and E.E. Adams, Surface hoar morphology and association with snow surface substrate, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Walters, D. J.,  P. Staron, E.E. Adams, L. McKittrick, Shear Deformation of Radiation Recrystallized Near Surface Facets, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Shertzer, R.H.  E.E. Adams and M. Schneebeli, Characterizing microstructural arrangement and effective properties of dry snow: thermal conductivity, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Slaughter, A.E. and E.E. Adams, Field and Analytical Examination of Near-surface Facets, International Snow Science Workshop, Oct. 17-22, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2010
  • Adams, E.E. A.E. Slaughter, L. McKittrick and D.A. Miller, Local Terrain Topography and Thermal Properties Influence on Energy and Mass Balance,  International Glaciological Society Symposium on Snow, Ice and Humanity in a Changing Climate. Sapporo, Japan. 21 – 27 June 2010.
  • Adams, E.E., L. McKittrick, A Slaughter,  P. Staron, R. Shertzer, D. Miller, T. Leonard, D. McCabe, I. Henninger, D. Catharine, M. Cooperstein, and K. Laveck, Modeling variation of surface hoar and radiation recrystallization across a slope, International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Slaughter, A.E. and Adams, E.E. Numerical investigation of factors causing near-surface metamorphism., International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Shertzer, R, Staron, P.J.  and Adams, E.E., International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Bones, J.A. and Adams, E.E. Controlling Crystal Habit in a Small Scale Snowmaker (poster), International Snow Science Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 27 September – 2 October, 2009
  • Adams, E.E. A Potential Bonding Mechanism in Mechanically Worked Snow, INVITED, Workshop on the Microstructure and Properties of Firn, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, March 10 – 11, 2008
  • Mokwa, R, C. Peebles and E.E. Adams.  Laboratory Testing of High Density Sintered Snow, Proceedings of the 41st Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering Symposium. Boise, ID, April 9-11, 2008
  • Slaughter, A.E.; P.J. Staron, E.E. Adams, D. McCabe, H.Munter, D. Catherine, I. Henninger, M. Cooperstein, and T. Leonard, Laboratory Simulations of radiation-recrystallization events in southwest Montana. In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, B.C. Canada, October 21-27, 2008
  • McCabe, D.; Munter, H.; Catherine, D.; Henninger, I.; Cooperstein, M.; Leonard, T.; Adams,E.E.; Slaughter, A.E and Staron, P.J. Near surface faceting on south aspects in southwest Montana. In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW2008), Whistler, BC, Canada, October 21-27, 2008.
  • Slaughter, A.E., Neal, D.T., and Ophir School 2007/2008 Fifth Grade, Snow science as curriculum in a fifth grade classroom. In proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW2008)  Whistler, BC, Canada, October 21-27, 2008.
  • Adams, E.E.; Slaughter A.E.; Miller, D.A. and Staron, P., Energy balance coupling in near surface snow metamorohism. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year, University of Alaska Fairbanks, March 4 - 7, 2009
  • Slaughter, A.E., Adams, E.E. and Miller, D.A. Modeling and Measurements Dealing with Near Surface Snow, Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year, University of Alaska Fairbanks, March 4 - 7, 2009
  • Adams, E.E., “A Potential Bonding Mechanism in Mechanically Worked Snow”, INVITED, Workshop on the Microstructure and Properties of Firn, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, March 10 – 11, 2008
  • Adams, E.E., Jepsen, S and B. Close, “A Bonding Process between Grains in Mechanically Disaggregated Snow”. IUGG XXIV2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2007
  • Morstad, B., E.E. Adams, L.R. McKittrick, Experimental Study or Radiation-Recryallized Near-Surface Facets in Snow, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA September 19-24, 2004
  • Jepsen, S. and Adams, E.E, Anisotropic finite element modeling of polycrystalline ice in deep glaciostatic settings, XXVIII SCAR Open Science Conference, 26-28, Congress Centre, Bremen, Germany, July 2004
  • Morstad, B, E. E. Adams, J.R. Bristow and L.R. McKittrick, Thermal Model for Contaminated Snow on Pavement, Fifth International Conference on Snow Engineering, Davos, Switzerland. 5-8 July 2004
  •  Adams, E.E.,P. Gauer, L.R. McKittrick and A.R. Curran, A First Principles Pavement Thermal Model for Topographically Complex Terrain, Sixth International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology. Spokane WA, 7-9 June 2004
  • McKittrick, L.R.,  E.E. Adams, P. Gauer, J. Mewes and A.R. Curran, Forecasting Terrain Dependent Weather Conditions: Details of a model-chain sequence, Sixth International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology. Spokane WA 7-9, June 2004
  • Adams, E.E., Avalanche Awareness, EMS Conference hosted by University of Nevada School of Medicine. Winnemucca, NV. 29, April – 2 May 2004
  • Adams, E.E., L.R. McKittrick, P. Gauer, A.R. Curran & D.S. Levanan, Modeling Snow Temperature in Complex Topography, International Symposium on Snow Monitoring and Avalanches, Manali, Himachal Pradish, India, 12 – 16 April 2004
  • Adams, E.E., L. McKittrick & A. Curran. “Topographic Influence on Thermal Conditions Driving Snow Metamorphism”, SNOWPACK Workshop. Institute of Snow & Ice Studies, Nagaoka, Japan. 17-18 November 2003
  • Adams, E.E., P. Gauer, L. McKittrick & A. Curran. “Pavement Thermal Forecast Model for Varied Terrain”, Snow and Ice on Roads Workshop, Institute of Snow & Ice Studies, Nagaoka, Japan. 19-21 November 2003
  • Adams, E.E., Thermal Mapping of Roadway Temperatures, National Academy of Sciences – Committee on Weather Research for Surface Transportation. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO June 24, 2003
  • Adams, E.E., Snow Metamorphosis and the Development of Avalanches, The Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno April 18, 2003
  • Adams, E.E., Snow Microstructure and Avalanches, Guest Speaker -Montana State University Engineering Advisory Council Meeting April 25, 2003
  • Adams, E.E., Avalanches, Museum of the Rockies Special Lecture Series, March 2003,
    “Snow and Avalanches”, General Speaker Adams, E.E., IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2003
  • Adams, E.E. and D.A. Miller, Bond and Crystal Growth in a Snowpack”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 2002
  • Adams, E.E. and Miller, D.A., Morphology of crystal growth and grain bonding in snow, International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, October 2002
  • Miller, D.A., E.E. Adams and R.L. Brown., A microstructural dry snow metamorphism model applicable to equi-temperature and temperature gradient environments, International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, October 2002
  • Miller, D.A., E.E. Adams, D.S. Schmidt and R.L. Brown., Frictional heating of Avalanching snow and sintering analysis of avalanche debris” (poster). International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, October 2002
  • Brown, R.L. and E.E. Adams, Analysis of Stress Concentration Effects Around Triple Junctions in Lake Vostok Accretion Ice, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Washington D.C., May 2002
  • Adams, E.E., Highway Thermal Modeling, ITS Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting, Boise, ID. Oct 3-5, 2001
  • Lundy, C.C., R.L.Brown,., E.E.Adams, K. W. Birkeland M. Lehning., A statistical validation of the snowpack model in a Montana Climate,  International Snow Science Workshop, Big Sky, Montana, October 2000
  • Adams, E.E., Gauer, P. and Curran, A., Presentation at the Office of Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (NOAA) and FHWA, Symposium on Weather Information for Surface Transportation: Delivering Improved Safety and Efficiency for Tomorrow, Silver Spring, MD, November 2000.
  • Adams, E.E., Curran, A.R. and Bousliman, M., Safe Passage: Modeling the Highway Pavement Temperature, Rural Advanced Technology Transportation Systems Conference, Flagstaff, AZ Aug 29 - 31, 2000
    Adams, E.E., Keynote presentation at the Montana State University Engineering Advisory Council Dinner. April 27, 2000
  • Adams, E.E., Snow & Avalanche Research at MSU, Presentation for the Mountains & Minds Lecture Series, Presented at the Bozeman Public Library, 2000
  • Fritsen, C.F., E.E. Adams, M.Q. Edens and J.C. Priscu, Light focusing in Association with Small-Scale Structures in freshwater and saline ice covers,  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Tucson, AZ, Feb 1999
  • Adams, E.E., Presentation at the Office of Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (NOAA) and FHWA, Symposium on Weather Information for Surface Transportation: Delivering Improved Safety and Efficiency for Tomorrow, Silver Spring, MD, (Co-Authored with Peter Gauer and A. Curran)  Nov 1999
  • Lundy, C. and E. E. Adams., Nondestructive collection of natural snow specimens for use with CT scan analysis,  International Snow Science Workshop, Sunriver, Oregon, September 1998
  • Priscu, J. C., C. H. Fritsen, E. E. Adams, S. J. Giovannoni, H. W. Paerl, C. P. McKay, Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice: An Oasis for Life in a Polar Desert, Special symposium on polar microbiology at the 8th annual meeting of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (Invited), Halifax , Nova Scotia, 9-14 August 1998
  • Dent, J. D., K. J. Burrell, D. S. Schmidt, M. Y. Louge, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Density, Velocity and Friction Measurements in a Dry Snow Avalanche, International Glaciological Society (IGS) Symposium on Snow and Avalanche, Chamonix, FR, 26-30 May, 1997
  • Adams, E. E., J. C. Priscu, C. H. Fritsen, S. R. Smith and S. L. Brackman., Physical Structure of the Permanent Ice Covers on Several McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 1996
  • Fritsen, C. H, E. E. Adams, C. M. McKay and J, C. Priscu., Liquid Water Content of the Permanent Ice Covers on McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes,  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 1996
  • J. D. Dent, K. J. Burrell, D. S. Schmidt, M. Y. Louge, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Density and Friction Measurements in a Flowing Dry Snow Avalanche, International Snow Science Workshop, Baniff, Alberta, Canada, October 1996
  • Jazbutis, T.  E. E. Adams, R. L. Brown and T. E. Lang, A Nonlinear Model for Snow Creep, International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, Manali, H.P., India, September 1994
  • Adams, E. E., D. C. Vandervoort, M. Q. Edens and R. M. Lang, Ice Grain Orientation in Processed Snow,  International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, Manali, H.P., India, September 1994
  • Dent, J. D., D. S. Schmidt, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis., Velocity Measurements in a Dry Snow Avalanche, International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, Manali, H.P., India, September 1994
  • Brown, R. L., E. E. Adams and M. Barber., Nonequlibrium Thermodynamics Applied to Metamorphism of Snow,  International Symposium on Snow and Related Manifestations, Manali, H.P., India, September 1994
  • Dent, J. D., D. S. Schmidt, E. E. Adams and T. G. Jazbutis, Velocity and Mass Transport Measurements in a Snow Avalanche,  International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Stephens, J. E., E. E. Adams, J. Hicks and D. McCarty., Use of Neural Networks in Avalanche Hazard Forecasting,  International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Sato, A. and E. E. Adams., Effect of Microstructure on Heat and Vapor Transport in Snow Composed of Uniform Fine Ice Particles, International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, UT, USA, November 1994
  • Dent, J. D., E. E. Adams, D. S. Schmidt, and T. G. Jazbutis, Measurements of Vertical Velocity Profiles in a Snow Avalanche, Twelfth U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, Seattle, WA, USA, July 1994
  • Alger, R. G., J. P. Beckwith and E. E. Adams, A Comparison of Liquid and Solid Chemicals for Anti‑icing Application to Pavements,  Transportation Research Record, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 1994
  • Adams, E. E. and A. Sato, Thermal Conductivity in Model Snowpack. (I), Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, October 1993
  • Adams, E. E. and A. Sato., Model for effective thermal conductivity of a dry snow cover composed of uniform ice spheres, International Glaciological Society Symposium on Snow and Snow Related Problems, Nagaoka, Japan, October 1992
  • Adams, E. E. and S. McDowell, Influence of Topography on Mass Exchange at a Snow Surface, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 1991
  • Brown, R. L. and E. E. Adams, Metamorphism in Nonhomogeneous Snowcover and Polar Firn, First International Design for Extreme Environments Assembly, Houston, TX, November 1991.
  • Adams, E. E. and S. McDowell, Thermal Model for Snow on Three Dimensional Terrain,  Japan‑U.S. Symposium on Snow Avalanche, Landslides, Debris Flow Prediction and Control, Tsukuba, Tsukuba‑shi, Ibaraki‑ken, Japan, September, 1991
  • Adams, E.,  R.  G.  Alger, J. Chekan, F. W.  Williams and R.  Valverde, Persistence of Reduced Snow to Pavement Shear Strength for Two Aggregate Materials Treated with CMA and NaCl, E Conference on Alternative Deicing Technologies and the Environment, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, March 1991
  • Adams, E. E., R.  G.  Alger and J. P. Beckwith, Influence of Wind and Deicing Chemicals on Snow Accretion,  70th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 1991
    Brown, R. L. and E. E. Adams, Metamorphism of Nonhomogeneous Dry Snow And Polar Firn, 1989 Meeting of the Japanese Society of Snow And Ice, Hirosaki, Japan, October 1989.
  • Adams, E. E. and R. L. Brown, On the Relative Roles of Density Gradients and Fabric Layering on Heat and Mass Transport in Snow, Developments in Mechanics, Twenty‑First Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, August 1989
  • Adams, E. E.  and R. L. Brown, On the Relative Roles of Density Gradients and Fabric Layering on Heat and Mass Transport in Snow,  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1988
  • Adams, E. E.  and R. L. Brown, The Effect of Strong Density Layering on Metamorphism of a Seasonal Snowcover, International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, B. C., October 1988.
  • Adams, E. E. and R. L. Brown, Application of a Continuum Theory of Multiphase Mixtures to Snow on the Ground,  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1987
  • Adams, E. E. and R. L. Brown, Zones of Depth Hoar Development, International Snow Science Workshop.  Bozeman, MT, October 1982
  • “Brown, R. L. and E. E. Adams, On the Use of Mixture Theories to Model Heat and Mass Transport in a Mountain Snowpack, Second International Symposium on Applied Glaciology, Hanover, NH, August 1982
  • Adams, E. E. and R. L. Brown, Metamorphism of Dry Snow as a Result of Temperature Gradient and Vapor Density Differences, Second International Symposium on Applied Glaciology, Hanover, NH, August 1982

Research Awards, Grants & Contracts

  •  “The role of antecedent conditions on snow physics and cold-season ecosystem gas flux”, Montana Institute on Ecosystems (Adams1, E. E. , D. A. Miller, J. E. Dore, P. C. Stoy, and B. L. McGlynn) $20,000, 2012
  • “The Influence of Atmospheric Conditions on Thermomechanical Processes and Proprieties of Snow”, National Science Foundation, (Adams,E.E. and D. Miller) $349,249, 2010 - 2013
  • "Purchase of a Micro X-Ray CT Scanner", Murdock Charitable Trust and Montana State University, (Miller and Adams), $450,815
    “Establishing Best Practices of Removing Snow and Ice from California Roadways”, California Department of Transportation, $377,353, 2008-2010
  • “Snow Metamorphism, Near Surface Faceting”, National Science Foundation, PI E.E. Adams, $158,586, 2007 - 2011
    National Science Foundation, "Acquisition Proposal for Cold Chambers and Associated Equipment to Complete a Subzero Science and Engineering Facility at Montana State University," E. E. Adams & J. C. Priscu. $1,117,081, 2005-2006.
  • "Acquisition Proposal for Cold Chambers and Associated Equipment to Complete a Subzero Science and Engineering Facility at Montana State University," Murdock Charitable Trust, $591,500
  • “Physical and biological consequences of a hydrocarbon spill on the ice cover of Lake Fryxell, Antarctica.” 2004-2006. NSF Office of Polar Programs. (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ J.Priscu), $75,034.  2004-2007.
  • “Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program”, Academy of Applied Science through Army Research Office. $5,000/year, 1993 – 2003 then $5,200/year, 2004 - 2009. $85,600
  • "Collaborative Research on the Geomicrobiology of Vostok Ice, Implications for Life in Lake Vostok ", National Science Foundation, (Co‑Principal Investigator).  $800,000.  2001 – 2005
  • “Greater Yellowstone Regional Weather Information System”, United States Department of Transportation, (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ L. Ballard).  $937,000.  2001 – 2005
  • "Japanese Government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists", Invitation by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Science and Technology Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0006 Japan, 2003
  • “Winter Surface Condition Forecasting”, FHWA - Western Transportation Institute, $272,262. 2001 –2003
  • "Safe Passage".   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  Western Transportation Institute (WTI), (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ J. Mounce, J Carson), $1,653,155 (1999 –2003).
  • “Microbial Life Within the Extreme Environment Posed by Permanent Antarctic Lake Ice”  (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ C. F. Fritsen J. C. Priscu, C. P. McKay, J. A. Raymond) , National Science Foundation (NSF).  $488,758. 1999 -2002     
  • "A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Temperature Gradient Metamorphism of Snow". (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ R.L. Brown). U.S. Army Research Office (ARO).  $200,249.  1998 - 2000.
  • "Japanese Government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists", National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Science and Technology Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0006 Japan, 1998
    National Science Foundation Research Instrumentation Grant; Material Testing of Granular Material (co-PI w/ Perkins, Brown, Rabern), $194,886. 1998
  • “Formation and Implication of the Structure of the Permanent Ice Covers on the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica”. (P.I.). Engineering Experiment Station – State of Montana. $47,680. 1997- 1998.
  • “Prediction of Pavement Temperature: A Tactical Decision Aid for Highway Safety”. (Principal Investigator), Montana Department of Transportation, $27,000.  1997 - 1998.
  • “Microstructural Changes of Snow During Viscoelastic Deformation”. (Principal Investigator), Army Research Office (ARO). $60,000. 1995‑98.
  • “Morphologic Processes of the Ice Cover on the Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica”. Research Stimulation Program - Engineering, State of Montana, $25,962. 1995-96. (In collaboration with NSF Proposal #: OPP 9419423, “Antarctic Lake Ice Microbial Consortia: Origin, Distribution and Growth Physiology”, P.I.: J. C. Priscu).
  • “Workshop on Future Directions in Snow and Ice Research”. (Co‑Principal Investigator). Army Research Office (ARO). $15,000.  1995. 
  • “Transient and Steady Visco‑Elastic Snow Creep”. Engineering Experiment Station, Montana State University. (Principal Investigator). $6,000. 1994-95.
  • “Microstructural Changes of Snow Due to Equitemperature Metamorphism”. (Co‑Principal Investigator w/ R.L. Brown). Army Research Office (ARO). $39,709. 1994‑95. 
  • “CONUS Tests of Processed Snow for Compacted Snow Runway”. (Principal Investigator), U. S. Engineering Laboratory. $21,000. 1993.
  • “Frozen Precipitation on Parabolic Antenna System”. (Principal Investigator). Prodelin Corporation, $6,638. 1992.
  • “Heat Flux in Snow as a Function of Microstructure” (Visiting Scientist). Japanese Government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists, Japanese Science and Technology Agency. $11,000. 1991.
  • “Development of Anti‑icing Technology”. (Principal Investigator), National Academy of Sciences ‑‑‑ National Research Council ‑‑‑Strategic Highway Research Program. $170,000. 1991‑92.
  • “Development of Cost Effective Snow Stabilization Techniques for Trail Grooming”. (Principal Investigator). Department of Natural Resources ‑ State of Michigan, $39,289. 1991‑92.
  • “Thermal Mechanisms and Behavior of ‘Chunkrete’ as an Anti‑icing Pavement”. (Principal Investigator).  U.S.D.A. Forest Service. $5,000. 1991‑92.
  • “Investigation of the Anti‑icing Properties of Ice‑B‑Gon CMA”. (Principal Investigator). Chevron Chemical Company. $51,000. 1991.
  • “3‑D Background Modeling for Infrared  Imagery”. (Co‑Principal Investigator) U. S. Army Missile and Space Intelligence Center. $146,000. 1990.
  • “Evaluation of Chevron Ice‑B‑Gon Deicer and Other Materials for Deicing Pavements”. (Principal Investigator), Chervon Chemical Company. $278,000. 1990.
  • “Tactical Decision Aid Modeling of Snow Temperature Profiles”. (Principal Investigator), Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Division. $5,200. 1989.
  • “Evaluation of CMA and Other Materials for Deicing Pavements”.  (Principal Investigator). Chevron Chemical Company. $170,000. 1989.

Editorships

  • Cold Regions Science and Technology - Special Edition
  • Annals of Glaciology
  • Journal of Glaciology
  • Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL Editor
  • Snow Engineering, Proceeding of the Fifth International Conference on Snow Engineering, Davos Switzerland, 2008
  • An Editor for two special issues of the journal Cold Regions Science & Technology

Synergistic

  • Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, scientific consultant and video presenter in a permanent exhibit “Science Storms” that opened 2010
  •  Featured in numerous popular science features e.g. New Scientist, Newsweek, Discover, National Geographic Adventure, People, New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and Skiing Scholastic Science PBS NOVA, History Channel, NPR, Austrian National Radio, BBC, AP-Radio and other regional stations, ABC - Good Morning America, CNN Television Anderson Cooper 360, ABC World News Tonight, Discovery Canada on Daily Planet, Discovery Channel, Montana Quarterly, Montana Magazine, Wired Magazine.
  • Articles in National Geographic Explorer Pioneer (grades 2-3), Pathfinder (grades 4-6), and Extreme Explorer (grades 6-12). This series is a science classroom resource.
  • MC and science talk for the 2009 Science Olympiad (1000 middle and HS students)
  • Interact with USFS National Avalanche Center

Professional Activities, Service, Memberships & Honors

  • National Science Foundation Antarctic Glaciology Review Panel, Alexandria, Virginia, September 2011
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program Review Panel, Arlington, Virginia, February 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program Review Panel, Arlington, Virginia, February 2010
  • Co-Convener, Symposium on "Natural Ice Microstructure" at IUGG 2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2007
  • Outstanding Researcher Award 2006, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Montana State University
    Editorial Board for the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL Journal:  Forest Snow and Landscape Research  2005 to present
    Scientific advisory board, Snow Engineering Conference 2004, Davos, Switzerland 5-8 July 2004
    Editor Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Snow Engineering, ed P. Bartelt, E.E. Adams, M. Christen, R. Sack and A. Sato. A.A. Balkema Publishers of Taylor & Francis Group plc, London UK ISBN 90 5809 634 3  (2004)
  • Outstanding Research Award  2003, College of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Montana State University
  • Outstanding Teacher Award 2002 , College of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Montana State University
  • Chairperson; International Snow Science Workshop 2000
  • Chaired review panel for an Industrial Research Chair in Snow Avalanche Risk Control at the University of Calgary through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  2003
  • National Science Foundation - Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America – In recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement - 1995
  • Department of the Navy - Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America – In recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement - 1995
  • National Science Foundation Panelist for Graduate Research Fellowship 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Committee on Winter Maintenance, TRB‑‑‑National Research Council
  • International Glaciological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Association of Avalanche Professionals
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Sigma Xi
  • Vice President and Co‑founder, Alpine & Polar Engineering, Inc.
  • Instructor, American Avalanche Institute
  • Past Treasurer, International Snow Science Workshop
  • Member, Gallatin County (Montana) Avalanche Hasty Search & Rescue Team

University Committees

  • Benjamin Graduate Fellowship Committee (2003-present)
  • College Ph.D. Oversight Committee (2002-present)
  • College Strategic Planning Committee (2002-present)
  • Civil Engineering Curriculum Committee (2002-present)
  • College Promotion and Tenure Committee (2006 - 2007)
  • Civil Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee (2005)
  • Search Committee for faculty position in Engineering Mechanics (2008)
  • Search Committee for faculty position in Computer Science (2007)
  • Search Committee for faculty position in Mechanical Engineering (2007)
  • Search Committee for faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering (2000-2001)
  • Search Committee for faculty position in Fluid Mechanics (2003-2004)
  • Search committee for faculty position in Transportation Engineering (1997-1998)
  • Two Search Committees for Research Engineer (2000-2001)

Patent

  • Releasable Cross Country/Mountain Touring Ski Binding