MS opportunity in remote sensing hydrology (US citizenship required)
The remote sensing hydrology lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) is seeking a master’s student interested in using remote sensing methods to study groundwater storage. The expected start date is summer or fall 2019. The student will be primarily funded as a T.A. For this project, U.S. citizenship is required.
The successful applicant will use a combination of remote sensing methods, including both active (radar) and passive datasets, to improve our estimates of groundwater storage fluxes. No prior background in remote sensing is required, but students with a strong quantitative background and experience programming in python, MATLAB, R or similar will be given priority.
Students may apply to join the Geological Engineering or Geology & Geophysics programs within the Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering. The department has excellent resources for those interested in remote sensing of hydrologic processes, including state-of-the art geophysical equipment and computational resources.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is located in Rolla, Missouri. Rolla is roughly 1.5 hours southwest of St. Louis, and is also home to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and a branch of the US Geological Survey. Rolla is within a short drive of several national forests, scenic rivers and extensive limestone caves.
Interested students should email Ryan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume including GRE scores, as well as a brief paragraph outlining research interests.
Ryan Smith's research website: https://sites.google.com/mst.edu/hydro/
Department website: http://ggpe.mst.edu/
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