OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor
Name: Andrew Fountain
Institution: Portland State University
Department: Geology

1975 B.S. St. Lawrence University
1979 M.S. University of Alaska
1992 Ph.D. University of Washington

Research Theme: How melt water is routed on, through, and under glaciers. How glaciers affect streamflow and sea level rise on time scales of hours to centuries. The effect of climate on the mass balance of alpine glaciers. The micrometeorology over glacier surfaces and how it affects the energy balance of the ice surface.

Research Fields:

Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical

Professional Activities:

Co-PI McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Project

Co-PI Western Mountain Initiative

Chair, Department of Geology, Portland State University

Selected Publications:

Peterson, D.L., C.D. Allen, J.S. Baron, D.B. Fagre, D. McKenzie, N.L. Stephenson, A.G. Fountain, J.A. Hicke, G.P. Malanson, C.L. Tague, and P.J. van Mantgem. In press. Response of Western mountain ecosystems to climatic variability and change: a collaborative research approach. In J. Belant and E. Beever (eds.), Ecological Consequences of Climate Change: Mechanisms, Conservation, and Management. Taylor and Francis Publishing, New York, NY.

Fountain, A.G., Nylen, T.H., Monaghan, A., Basagic, H.J. Bromwich, D. 2010. Snow in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 5, 633-789.

Moore, D., Fleming, S., Menounos, B., Wheate, R., Fountain, A., Stahl, K., Holm, K., Jakob, Matthias. 2009. Glacier change in western North America: Influences on hydrology, geomorphic hazards, and water quality. Hydrological Processes, 23, 42-61.

Hoffman, M.J., Fountain, A.G., Achuff, J.M. 2007. Twentieth-century variations in area of cirque glaciers and glacierets, Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA. Annals of Glaciology, 46, 349-354.

Fountain, A.G. and Lyons, W.B., 2003. Century to millennial scale climate change and ecosystem response in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. in D. Greenland, D.G. Goodin and R.C. Smith eds. Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. Oxford University Press, New York. 319-340.