Von P. Walden
Dr. Walden is a professor in the Geography Department of the University of Idaho (Moscow) where he teaches courses in meteorology, climatology, and global climatic change. His research focuses on understanding polar climates and, in particular, polar clouds.

Contact Information:
Department of Geography
University of Idaho
PO Box 443021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021
Email: vonw@uidaho.edu
McClure Hall, Room 305B
Phone: (208) 885-5058 (office)
Phone: (208) 885-2855 (fax)

  • Ph.D., Geophysics (University of Washington) - 1995
  • M.S., Geophysics (University of Washington) - 1990
  • B.S., Physics (Utah State University) - 1984
  • [Full CV (pdf)]
  • Polar Meteorology
  • Ground-based remote sensing of polar clouds
  • Climate Change in the Intermountain West
  • Effect of Climate Change on Snow Distribution in the Intermountain West
  • Statistical Downscaling of Global Climate Model output
  • Medium-range forecasting of streamflows in Idaho
  • Recent Field Experiments
  • Summit Station, Greenland - May 2010 - 2014

  • Plaine Morte Glacier, Switzerland - Feb/Mar 2008

  • SEARCH at Eureka, Canada - 2005-2009

  • Dome C AIRS Validation Experiment - 2002/2004

  • South Pole Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Lidar Experiment (SPARCLE) - 1999/2001

  • Research Projects
  • NSF Arctic Observing Network (AON): Autonmous Arctic Infrared Observer (AAIRO) (NSF, 2011-2013), PI

  • NSF EPSCoR RII Cyber Connectivity (C2): Inter-campus and Intra-campus Cyber Connectivity in Idaho (NSF, 2010-2012), PI

  • NSF Arctic Observing Network (AON): Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS) (NSF, 2009-2014), PI

  • Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure Development for the Western Consortium of Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico (NSF, 2009-2012), Idaho PI

  • NSF EPSCoR RII: Water Resources in a Changing Climate (NSF, 2008-2013), Lead Scientist and co-PI

  • NASA ROSES: Antarctic Clouds and Climate: A Study with Two Generations of NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data (NASA, 2008-2011)

  • IPY: Cloud Properties across the Arctic Basin from surface and satellite measruements (NSF, 2007-2010)

  • Longwave Radiation Processes and Surface Energy Budget over the Antarctic Plateau (NSF, 2005-2009)

  • Deployment of the Polar Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (P-AERI) in Eureka, Canada for SEARCH (NOAA, 2005-2009)

  • Validation of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) over the Antarctic Plateau (NASA, 2001-2008)

  • Hydro-meteorological tools for streamflow prediction in western basins (PNWRC, 2003-2007)

  • Future climate scenarios for "Coupled Carbon/Water fluxes in complex terrain, water-limited forests (NSF, 2006-2007)

  • Teaching
  • Geography 100: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Core 201: Global Climate Summit: Facing the conseq. of global climate change
  • Geography 301: Meteorology
  • Geography 401: Climatology
  • Geography 415: Data Analysis and Modeling using Computer Programming
  • Geography 450: Global Environmental Change
  • Geography 504: Advanced Meteorology
  • Recent list of publications