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Dr. Shawn Marshall



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Atmospheric Sciences
Climatology, Glacier boundary-layer meteorology; glacier-climate processes
Cryospheric Sciences
General Cryospheric Sciences, Glaciology
Hydrospheric Sciences
General Hydrospheric Sciences, Glacier hydrology


Research Expertise
Applied Research, Basic Research
Inputs / Participation to/in UN Conventions
Field Experiments, Field Observations, Modeling
Mountain Ranges of Research Expertise
Rocky Mountains, St. Elias, Arctic Cordillera (Canada), Iceland
Mountain Ranges of Research Interest
Alps, Andes
Participation in Assessments
Spatial Scale of Expertise
Continental, Regional
Statistical Focus
Mean Change/Trends, Variability
Time Scales
Decadal/Centennial, Millenial, Seasonal/Annual
Publications URL
List of publications
Select mountain-relevant publications, 2011-2020 Adler, C. et al., 2020. Making connections for our changing mountains: future directions for the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI). Mountain Research and Development, 40 (3), 1-6, Marshall, S.J. and K. Miller, 2020. Seasonal and interannual variability in melt-season albedo at Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Cryosphere, 14, 3249-3267, Foroutan, M., S.J. Marshall and B. Menounos, 2019. Automatic mapping and geomorphometry extraction technique for crevasses in geodetic mass balance calculations at Haig Glacier, Canadian Rockies. Journal of Glaciology, 65 (254), 971-982. Pelto, B.M., B. Menounos and S.J. Marshall, 2019. Multi-year evaluation of airborne geodetic surveys to estimate seasonal mass balance, Columbia and Rocky Mountains, Canada. The Cryosphere, 13, 1709-1727, Perroud, M., M. Fasel and S.J. Marshall, 2019. Development and testing of a subgrid glacier mass balance model for nesting in the Canadian Regional Climate Model. Climate Dynamics, 53 (3-4), 1453-1476, Roberts, D.R., W.H. Wood and S.J. Marshall, 2019. Assessments of downscaled climate data with a high-resolution weather station network reveal consistent but predictable bias. International Journal of Climatology, 39 (6), 3091-3103, doi: 10.1002/joc.6005. Wood, W.H., S.J. Marshall, and S.E. Fargey, 2019. Daily measurements of near-surface humidity from a mesonet in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2005-2010. Earth System Science Data, 11, 23-34, Wood, W.H., S.J. Marshall, T.L. Whitehead and S.E. Fargey, 2018. Temperature records from a mesoscale observational network in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2005-2010. Earth System Science Data, 10(1), 595-607, Samimi, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2017. Diurnal cycles of meltwater percolation, refreezing, and drainage in the supraglacial snowpack of Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Frontiers in Earth Science, 5 (6), 1-15, doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00006. Ebrahimi, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2016. Surface energy balance sensitivity to meteorological variability on Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Cryosphere, 10, 2799-2819, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-6. Ebrahimi, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2015. Parameterization of incoming longwave radiation at glacier sites in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 120 (24), 12,536-12,556, doi:1002/2015JGD023324. Wake, L.M. and S.J. Marshall, 2015. Assessment of current methods of Positive Degree Day calculation using in-situ observations from glaciated regions. Journal of Glaciology, 55, 138-152. Bash, E.A.R. and S.J. Marshall, 2014. Estimation of glacial melt contributions to the Bow River, Alberta, Canada, using a radiation-temperature melt model. Annals of Glaciology, 55, 138-152. Marshall, S.J., 2014. Glacier retreat crosses a line. Science, 345 (6199), 872. Marshall, S.J., 2014. Meltwater runoff from Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2002-2013. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, 18, 5181-5200, doi:10.5194/hess-18-5181-2014. Adhikari, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2013. Influence of high-order mechanics on simulation of glacier response to climate change: Insights from Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Cryosphere, 7, 1527-1541. Adhikari, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2012. Parameterization of lateral drag in flowline models of glacier dynamics. Journal of Glaciology. 58 (212), 1119-1132. Adhikari, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2012. Glacier volume-area relation for high-order mechanics and transient glacier states. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (16), doi:10.1029/2012GL052712. Marshall, S.J., 2012. The Cryosphere. In Princeton Primers in Climate Science, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 288 pp. Adhikari, S. and S.J. Marshall, 2011. Improvements to shear-deformational models of glacier dynamics through a longitudinal stress factor. Journal of Glaciology, 57 (206), 1003-1016. Adhikari, S., S.J. Marshall and P. Huybrechts, 2011. On characteristic timescales of glacier AX010 in the Nepalese Himalaya. Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 29, 19-28. Cullen, R.M. and S. J. Marshall, 2011. Mesoscale temperature patterns in the Rocky Mountains and foothills region of southern Alberta. Atmosphere-Ocean, 49 (3), 189-205. Marshall, S.J., E.C. White, M.N. Demuth, T. Bolch, R. Wheate, B. Menounos, M. Beedle and J.M. Shea, 2011. Glacier water resources on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 36 (2), 109-134. Sinclair, K.E., S.J. Marshall and T.A. Moran, 2011. A Lagrangian approach to modelling stable isotopes in precipitation over mountainous terrain. Hydrological Processes, 25 (16), 2481-2491.