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Forman, Barton

Forman, Barton

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1159 Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 2010
  • M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1999
  • B.S., University of Virginia, 1998



  • Hydrology and land surface processes
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Satellite-based remote sensing of snow
  • Machine learning applications
  • Data assimilation and control theory applications

UMD Researcher Uses AI to Predict Floods

Model can autonomously forecast flood events and coordinate satellites to view them in real-time.

Measuring Snow From Space

 UMD's Bart Forman and NASA colleagues are developing a new simulation tool that can determine the best method.

Looking For Freshwater In All the Snowy Places

A team led by UMD professor Bart Forman is developing a tool to help satellites measure the water content of snow.

Professor: Snow melt drives not only spring flooding, but summer droughts

"In many respects, the hydrologic cycle is accelerating," notes UMD's Barton Forman.

Designed to Fail, Better

CEE researchers use satellite data to design better pavements.

Snow Is More Complicated Than You Think

CEE researchers use satellite data to improve global snow-water equivalent estimates.

E. Meg Ryan Wins Best Poster for Snowpack Research

Ryan is slated to complete her master's later this summer.

Liu, Xue Recognized for Scholarly Excellence

Meet the 2017 winners of the departmental M.S. and Ph.D. awards.

Expect Accumulation: Novel Techniques Yield More Accurate Global Snow Estimates

Results could drive policy improvements on everything from sustainable agriculture practices to energy production to securing potable drinking water.

Xue Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

First-year CEE Ph.D. student receives prestigious three-year fellowship. 

Forman Awarded NASA New Investigator Award for Global Snow Research

CEE Assistant Professor Barton Forman was named a recipient of a NASA New Investigator award for his research developing methods to quantify global snow.

EWB Team Implements Chlorinator in Peru

Engineers Without Borders team builds chlorination system in Compone, Peru.

Maryland's EWB Team Spends July in Addis Alem, Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders group helps town with stormwater and sanitation.