Founded PhD position in snow hydrology

Website University of Quebec.

École de technologie supérieure

Supervisor: M. Baraer

Overall Objective:
The proposed project aims to assess the spatiotemporal variability of snow-cover and ground frost in southern Quebec and to evaluate its impact on infiltration.

Specific objectives will be:

  • Characterizing ground frost and snow cover evolutions in time, their interconnections, and their influence on infiltration at the BVE Ste-Marthe
  • Generating snow cover and ground frost map at limited scale (100th of square meters) by combining single spot measurements, Drone-based GPR surveys and records from distributed temperatures sensors.
  • Assessing cold region numerical models performances (existing and/or modified modules) in reproducing deliverable from objectives 1 and 2.

Starting date:

  • Jan 2022


  • MSc in a relevant field, experience in cold region hydrology or equivalent expected, motivation to do field work in a cold environment.
  • Proven abilities in research (publication or equivalent).
  • Proficient in French or English

Please contact Michel Baraer: for further details

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