Montana State University

Department of Earth Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480

Tel: (406) 994-3331
Fax: (406) 994-6923
Location: 226 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Mogk

earth@montana.edu

Jordy Hendrikx

Assistant Professor of Geography
Director of Snow and Avalanche Laboratory

Contact Information

Office:   Traphagen Hall #122
Phone:   (406) 994-6918
Email:   jordy.hendrikx@montana.edu
Website:  http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/facstaff/hendrikx.htm
                  http://www.montana.edu/snowscience/tracks
                  http://www.montana.edu/snowscience


Office Hours: Fall 2014


Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm or by appointment

Education

Ph.D. Geography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand (2005)
B.S. (Hons) Physical Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2001)
B.S. Geography and Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2000)

Affiliations

Member of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE).

Chair of Research Committee, Professional Member, American Avalanche Association (AAA)

Ex New Zealand Focal Point for the Global Cryospheric Watch (GCW) for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Research Interests

Alpine processes, Antarctica, Avalanches, Catchments, Climate Change, Extreme Event Analysis, GIS, Glaciers, Glacier Mass Balance, Hydrology, Ice, Mapping, Monitoring and Modeling of Seasonal Snow, Natural Hazards, Risk Assessment, Snow, Snow hydrology, Storms, Terrain Analysis

Classes Taught

ERTH 450 Snow Dynamic and Accumulation (Spring)
ERTH 303 Weather and Climate (Fall)
GPHY 441 Mountain Geography (Fall - odd years)
ERTH 591 Graduate Snow Science Seminar Fall - even years)
ERTH 591 Weather and Climate for Teachers (Online & On demand)

Current Graduate Students

Matt Borish
Holt Hancock
Ian Hoyer
Alex Marienthal
Tom Matthews
Ryan Scanlon
Jason Welz
Wieland, Matt
Kyle VanPeursem
Lauren Yokley

Recently Finished Graduate Students

Karl Wetlaufer
Robyn Wooldridge

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed:

Becken, S., Zammit, C., Hendrikx, J., 2014. Developing climate change maps for tourism: Essential information or awareness raising? Journal of Travel Research. DOI: 10.1177/0047287514528286. April 2014.

Hendrikx, J., Murphy, M., Onslow, T., 2014. Classification trees as a tool for operational avalanche forecasting on the Seward Highway, Alaska. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 97, 113-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2013.08.009.

Hendrikx, J., Harper, A., 2013. Development of a national snow and ice monitoring network for New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 52(2): 83-96.

Hendrikx, J., Zammit, C., Hreinsson, E.Ö., Becken, S., 2013. A comparative assessment of the potential impact of climate change on the ski industry in New Zealand and Australia. Climatic Change. 19(3), 965-978. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0741-4

Kerr, T., Clark, M., Hendrikx, J., and Anderson, B.A., 2013. Snow distribution in a steep mid-latitude alpine catchment. Advances in Water Resources, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.12.010.

Hendrikx, J., Hreinsson, E. Ö, Clark, M.P., Mullan, A.B., 2012. The potential impact of climate change on seasonal snow in New Zealand: part I-an analysis using 12 GCMs. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 110 (4), 607-618. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-012-0711-1

Hendrikx, J. and Hreinsson, E. Ö, 2012. The potential impact of climate change on seasonal snow in New Zealand: part II-Industry vulnerability and future snowmaking potential. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 110 (4), 619-630. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-012-0713-z

Peitzsch, E.H., Hendrikx, J., Fagre, D.B., and Reardon, B., 2012. Characterizing wet slab and glide slab avalanche occurrence along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 78, 73–81. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2012.01.012

Poyck, S., Hendrikx, J., McMillan, H., Hreinsson, E. Ö., Woods, R., 2011. Combined snow- and streamflow modelling to estimate impacts if climate change on water resources in the Clutha, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 50(2): 293-312.

Clark, M.P., Hendrikx, J., Slater, A., Anderson, B., Kerr, T., Hreinsson, E. Ö., Woods, R.A., Cullen, N., 2011. Representing spatial variability of snow water equivalent in hydrologic and land-surface models: A review. Water Resources Research, v.47, W07539, doi:10.1029/2011WR010745.

Birkeland, K.W., Hendrikx, J., and M. Clark. 2010. On optimal stability-test spacing for assessing snow avalanche conditions. Journal of Glaciology 56(199), 795-804

Clark, M., Örn Hreinsson, E., Martinez, G., Tait, A., Slater, A., Hendrikx, J., Owens, I., Gupta, H., Schmidt, J. and Woods, R., 2009. Simulations of seasonal snow for the South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 48(2), 41-58.

Hendrikx, J., Birkeland, K and Clark, M.P., 2009. Assessing changes in the spatial variability of the snowpack fracture propagation propensity over time. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 56, 152-160.

Hendrikx, J. and Owens, I., 2008. Modified avalanche risk equations to account for waiting traffic on avalanche prone roads. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 51: 214-218.

Hendrikx, J., 2007. The June 2006 Canterbury snow storm. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 46(1), 33-49.
Woods, R., Hendrikx, J., Henderson, R. and Tait A., 2006. Estimating Mean Flow of New Zealand Rivers. Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 45(2), 95-110.

Hendrikx, J., Owens, I., Carran, W. and Carran, A., 2005. Avalanche activity in an extreme maritime climate: The application of classification trees for forecasting. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 43, 104-116.

Non-Peer Reviewed:

Eckerstofer, M., Christiansen, H.H., Hendrikx, J., 2013. Snow and Avalanche Science Workshop, Svalbard: Workshop Report. The University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS, Longyearbyen, Norway. 22pp.

Eckerstofer, M., Christiansen, H.H.,Hendrikx, J., 2013. Snow and Avalanche Science Workshop, Svalbard: Workshop Booklet, 23-26 April 2013. The University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS, Longyearbyen, Norway. 40pp.

Hendrikx, J., 2012. AAA Research Funding Explained: The how, what who of research funding, along with some recent developments. The Avalanche Review, 30(3), February, 2012.

Hendrikx, J., and Hreinsson, E. Ö., 2010. The Potential Impact of Climate Change on Seasonal Snow Conditions in New Zealand. NIWA Client Report Prepared for the Ski Areas Association of New Zealand, CHC2010-153, 146 pp. December 2010.

Hendrikx, J., Hobman, A., and Birkeland, K., 2010. I’ll have mine shaken, not loaded: Earthquake-induced avalanche in Canterbury, New Zealand. The Avalanche Review, 29(2), December, 2010.

Hendrikx, J., 2010. Snow storm data collection: Mobilisation in September2010. NIWA Client Report Prepared for the Department of Building and Housing, CHC2010-126, 28 pp. October, 2010.

Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Hendrikx, J. and Lorrey, A., 2010. New Zealand Glacier Monitoring: End of Summer Snowline Survey 2010. NIWA Client Report Prepared for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, CHC2010-113, 140 pp. September 2010. http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-science/climate/news/all/glacier-snowline-in-steady-state-by-end-of-summer

Hendrikx, J., 2010. The NIWA National Snow and Ice Monitoring Network. The Crystal Ball, 19(4), p 13-16. Mountain Safety Council Avalanche Newsletter. August 2010. Wellington.

Hendrikx, J., 2009. The NIWA National Snow and Ice Monitoring Network. The Canterbury Mountaineer 2007-09. Canterbury Mountaineering Club (CMC) biannual journal. December 2009, No. 65, pp 58-59.

Hendrikx, J., and Birkeland, K., 2009. Spatial variability and the Extended Column Test (ECT): results from Mt Hutt. The Crystal Ball, 18(3), p 17-20. Mountain Safety Council Avalanche Newsletter. December 2009. Wellington.

Selected Recent Proceedings Papers

Eckerstofer, M., Hendrikx, J., Christiansen, H.H., 2013. Avalanche research, education and forecasting in Svalbard, Norway – A roadmap provided by an expert workshop in Longyearbyen, April 2013. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 7-11, 2013, Grenoble, France [PDF]

Hendrikx, J. and Murphy, M., 2013. Understanding the “true” predictive power of statistical avalanche forecasting. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 7-11, 2013, Grenoble, France [PDF]

Hendrikx, J., Johnson, J. and Southworth, E., 2013. Understanding Travel Behaviour in Avalanche Terrain: A New Approach. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 7-11, 2013, Grenoble, France [PDF]

Borish, M., Birkeland, K.W., Custer, S., Challender, S., Hendrikx, J., 2012. Surface hoar distribution at the scale of a helicopter skiing operation. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 122166582. [PDF

Clark, J., Marriott, R., Custer, S., Adams, E., Bonnand, S., Miller, T., Young, S., Hendrikx, J., 2012. A Searchable Digital Archive of ISSW Proceedings Is Available Online! Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 1137566833. [PDF]

Hendrikx, J., Leonard, T., Henninger, I., McCabe, D., Hoyer, I., 2012. Examining the drivers that control the spatial variability of surface hoar and near-surface facets. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 105213137. [PDF]

Hendrikx, J., Murphy, M., Onslow, T., 2012. The use of classifications trees as a tool for forecasting avalanche activity on the Seward Highway, Alaska. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 113897096.  [PDF]

Hendrikx, J., Peitzsch, E.H., Fagre, D.B., 2012. An approach to understanding glide crack avalanche activity. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 113925093. [PDF]

Kraft, M., Wieland, M., Hendrikx, J., 2012. A modified ECT to reduce slab degradation: Preliminary results. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 120703806. [PDF]

Marienthal, A., Hendrikx, J., Chabot, D., Maleski, P., Birkeland, K., 2012. Depth hoar, avalanches, and wet slabs: A case study of the historic March, 2012 wet slab avalanche cycle at Bridger Bowl, Montana. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 105695555. [PDF]

Peitzsch, E.H., Hendrikx, J., Fagre, D.B., 2012. Timing of wet snow avalanche activity: An analysis from Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 119017078. [PDF]

Wieland, M., Hendrikx, J., Birkeland, K., 2012. The effectiveness of boot packing for snowpack stabilization. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 102469520. [PDF]

Wooldridge, R., Hendrikx, J., Miller, D., Birkeland, K., 2012. The Effects of Explosives on the Physical Properties of Snow. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 17-21, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska. Abstract ID: 121352408. [PDF]

Wetlaufer, K., Hendrikx, J., Marshall, L., Challender, S., 2012. Methods for quantifying the effect of physiographic parameters on the spatial distribution of snow water equivalent in mountainous basins. Proceeding of the Western Snow Conference, 80th Annual Meeting, 21-24 May, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Hendrikx, J., Peitzsch, E.H., and Fagre, D.B., 2010. A practitioner’s tool for assessing glide crack activity. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 2010, California, USA.

Peitzsch, E.H., Hendrikx, J., Fagre, D.B., and Reardon, B., 2010. Characterizing wet slab and glide slab avalanche occurrence along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, September 2010, California, USA.

Hendrikx J., Clark, M.P., Slater, A., Woods, R.A., Orn Hreinsson, E., Tait, A., Mullan, B., 2009. Simulations of seasonal snow in New Zealand: Past and Future. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 February, 2009. (http://www.bom.gov.au/events/9icshmo/manuscripts/M1715_Hendrikx.pdf)

Hendrikx, J., and Owens, I., 2009. Methods and analysis of avalanche risk assessment for avalanche prone roads: Examples and comparisons for the Milford Road, New Zealand. [In] Paterson, S.E. and Allan, L.K. (Eds.), Road Traffic: Safety, Modeling and Impacts. Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, 417-438 pp.

Hendrikx, J. and Birkeland, K.W., 2008. Slope scale spatial variability across time and space: Comparison of results from two different snow climates. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, 155-162.

Hendrikx, J., Owens, I., Carran, W. and Carran, A., 2006. Avalanche risk evaluation with practical suggestions for risk minimization: A case study of the Milford Road, New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Telluride, Colorado, USA, 757-767.