Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper

Graduate Student

Email: guycooper@ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

MS – Water Resources Science, Oregon State University, 2015

BA – Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2009

Research

My research is focused on understanding the impacts of climate change on meltwater runoff produced by melting snow and glacier ice. I use field experimentation, process-based computational models, and satellite remote sensing data to advance our understanding of hydrologic processes at scales ranging from mountain watersheds to the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Selected Publications

Cooper M G and Smith L C 2019 Satellite Remote Sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet Ablation Zone: A Review Remote Sensing 11 2405

Cooper M G, Schaperow J R, Cooley S W, Alam S, Smith L C and Lettenmaier D P 2018a Climate Elasticity of Low Flows in the Maritime Western U.S. Mountains Water Resources Research 54 5602–19

Cooper M G, Smith L C, Rennermalm A K, Miège C, Pitcher L H, Ryan J C, Yang K and Cooley S W 2018b Meltwater storage in low-density near-surface bare ice in the Greenland ice sheet ablation zone The Cryosphere 12 955–70

Cooper M G, Nolin A W and Safeeq M 2016 Testing the recent snow drought as an analog for climate warming sensitivity of Cascades snowpacks Environ. Res. Lett. 11 084009

Cooper M G 2015 Modeling Elevation-Dependent Snow Sensitivity to Climate Warming in the Data Sparse Eastern Oregon Cascades Master of Science (Oregon State University) https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/wm117s33w

 

Grants & Awards

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, 2017-2019

UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2016

Advisors

Laurence C. Smith