Forrest Schoessow

Forrest Schoessow

Forrest Schoessow

Graduate Student

Areas of Expertise

  • Mountain Drone Team Lead
  • Cryosphere Hazards
  • Remote Sensing
  • Glacier Environmental Change


  • M.S. 2017, Utah State University, College of Natural Resources
  • B.A. 2011, The Ohio State University, Department of History

Current CV: Forrest-Schoessow-CV.pdf


  • Cryo-geomorphology // Patterns & processes of glacier environmental change
  • High altitude change monitoring // Satellite & UAS remote sensing // Alpine glacier hazard processes
  • Engineering of electromechanical systems & sensor instrumentation

Select Publications:

Schoessow, F.S., Sambuco, E., Mark, B., DeGrand, J., Manos, J.M., Soni, N., Porinchu, D., Baker, G. Mapping rock glacier surface elevation changes in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. In preparation. Target journal: Journal of Antarctic, Arctic, and Alpine Research.

Schoessow, F.S., Workman, G., Vega, M.E., Harlow, C., Affourtit, J., Zhan, M. Autonomous aerial remote sensing platforms for monitoring of snow and ice at high altitudes. In preparation, Target journal: Journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEEE).

Schoessow, F.S., Howe, P.D., Marlon, J., Leiserowitz, A. Factors influencing extreme heat risk perception across the contiguous United States. In review at: Journal of Risk Analysis.

Schoessow, F.S. Humans as sensors: the influence of extreme heat vulnerability factors on risk perceptions across the contiguous United States" (2018). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7094.

TED talk:  Source to sea: my journey down the Mississippi

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