Student Research

Covert, J. M. 2016. Observational Analysis of Inter-annual Boundary Layer Processes within the Glaciated Llanganuco Valley, Peru. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 167. Available at:  Copyright © 2016 Jason Covert

Covert, J., M. 2015. Impact of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation on Atmospheric Conditions within Tropical Pro-Glacial Valleys. Unpublished.

Covert, J. M. and Hellström, R. Å. 2015. An Indirect Method for Predicting Road Surface Temperature in Coastal Areas with Snowy Winters. Proceedings of the 71st Eastern Snow Conference, 40-46.

Buckley, J., Covert, J., and Martin, T. 2014. Advanced Computing Systems for Scientific Research. Undergraduate Review, 10, 45-48.

Stone, Shawn. 2011. Evaluation of local climate variability in the Peruvian Andes: an analysis of high-resolution observations and regional trends. School of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of International Studies Undergraduate Research Theses. The Ohio State University. Available at:

Ferris, D. 2010. Regional vs. Local Impact of Wind on Glaciers in the Andes Mountains. Undergraduate Review, 6, 72-76.

Higgins, A. 2009. Effects of Land Cover Variability on Evapotranspiration in the Llanganuco Valley. Undergraduate Review, 5, 18-26.

Faculty Research

Hellström, R.A., A. Fernandez, B.G. Mark and J. Covert. 2017. Exploring scales of mountain valley winds and lapse rates in the Peruvian Andes: hydroclimatic insights from embedded observations and dynamical downscaling. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 107, 260-273. DOI:

Hellström, R., Higgins, A., Ferris, D., Mark, B., Levia, D. 2010. Impacts of complex terrain on evapotranspiration within a tropical alpine valley in the Peruvian Andes. Proceedings of the 67th Eastern Snow Conference, 131-155.

Hellström, R., Å. 2008. Integrating a WiFi Weather Sensor Network and Computer Modeling to Determine Land-Use Impacts on EvapotranspirationFaculty and Librarian Research Grants (FLRG), Item 53,

Hellström, R., Å. 2007. Inside Front & Back Covers. Changes and Variability of Urban Sprawl – Implications for Local Climate Change. Bridgewater Review, 26(1),

Hellström, R. Å. and B. G. Mark, 2006. An Embedded Sensor Network for Measuring Hydrometeorological Variability Within a Tropical Alpine Valley. Proceedings of the 63rd Eastern Snow Conference, U. Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.

Hellström, R. Å. 2001. Meteorological Forcing of the Abrupt Springtime Temperature Rise at the Greenland Crest. Proceedings of the 58th Eastern Snow Conference, Ottawa, CA.

Hellström R., A. 2000. Forest cover algorithms for estimating meteorological forcing in a numerical snow model. Hydrological Processes, 14 (18), 3239-3256.

Rao, M., N. 1990. On Weather and human mortality. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 80(2), 295-297.