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Dr. Andrew Parsekian

Associate Professor



Office: Geology 133B
Phone: 307 223 1197

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Geology & Geophysics, Dept.3006
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071


PhD, Rutgers University, 2011

BS, Dickinson College, 2005 

Selected Publications

  • Thayer, D, A.D. Parsekian, K. Hyde, H. Speckman, B. Ewers, D. Beverly, M. Covalt, T. Kelleners, N. Ohara, T. Rogers, W.S. Holbrook (2018) Geophysical measurements to determine the hydrologic partitioning of snowmelt on a snow-dominated subalpine hillslope. Water Resources Research, 54.  
  • Parsekian, A.D., K. Singha, B. Minsley, W.S. Holbrook and L. Slater (2015) Multiscale Geophysical Imaging of the Critical Zone, Reviews of Geophysics, 53, doi:10.1002/2014RG000465. 
  • Parsekian, A.D., G. Grosse, J. O. Walbrecker, M. Müler-Petke, K. Keating, L. Liu, B. M. Jones, and R. Knight (2013) Detecting unfrozen sediments below thermokarst lakes with Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-6.
  • Parsekian, A. D., Slater, L., Ntarlagiannis, D., Nolan, J., Sebesteyen, S. D., Kolka, R. K., & Hanson, P. J. (2012). Uncertainty in peat volume and soil carbon estimated using ground-penetrating radar and probing. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 76(5), 1911-1918.
  • Parsekian, A. D., Slater, L., Comas, X., & Glaser, P. H. (2010). Variations in free-phase gases in peat landforms determined by ground-penetrating radar. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 115 (G2).


I am an applied geophysicist with an interest in using geophysical tools under field conditions to investigate hydrological, permafrost and biogeoscience research questions. The areas that I am currently focused on are:

  1. Permafrost thaw and vunerability with a focus on lakes and the active layer
  2. Linking geophysical observations with hydrologic models in mountain catchments
  3. Geophysical method developmentto improve observation of hydrologic properties
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