Prof. Steven R. FassnachtProfessor of Snow Hydrology
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Fellow
Natural Resources Ecology Lab Senior Research Scientist
Associate Director of the Vertically Integrated Program at CSU
– Snow Varies project team
Steven (dot) Fassnacht (at) colostate (dot) edu





office: Natural and Environmental Sciences Building B260
laboratory (temporary): Natural Resources Research Lab 101
Ecosytem Science and SustainabilityWatershed Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO USA 80523-1476
voice +001.970.491.5454 / fax +001.970.491.1965


We live in a changing world where water has become our most important resource. We need to better understand the quantity of water present during flood and drought, as well as the quality of that water to ensure all people have adequate access to this invaluable resource. To study water availability, Professor Fassnacht’s research examines the spatial and temporal variability of snow and related earth system properties.