Katreen Wikstrom Jones

Katreen Wikstrom Jones

Snow science, avalanche dynamics, geologic hazards, glaciology, remote sensing, GIS

  • Position:

    Natural Resource Specialist, Engineering Geology
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
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Education and/or Training

M.S. Environmental Science, 2016, Alaska Pacific University, AK
B.S. Geography, 2012, Stockholm University, Sweden

Projects and/or Research Interests

My research background is focused on investigating snow avalanche release and flow behavior with the implementation of various remote sensing techniques and dynamical modelling. In my position with the Climate & Cryosphere Hazards Program (CCHP) at DGGS, I assist in developing and analyzing high quality geospatial products for sites in Alaska that are particularly prone to alpine natural hazards and where communities and infrastructure are potentially endangered.

Professional Experience

2017-present, Geologist, State of Alaska, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2016, Environmental Specialist, exp Energy Services Inc., Anchorage, AK
2015, Avalanche Modeling Consultant, ENVICON&HAZ, Anchorage, AK
2014-2016, GIS Intern, exp Energy Services Inc., Anchorage, AK

Selected Professional Activities

Executive Board Member, Alaska Avalanche Information Center
Member, American Avalanche Association
Member, Association of Environmental Professionals Alaska

2013-2015 Alaska Railroad Corporation Research Grant
2014 American Avalanche Association Theo Meiner Research Grant
2014 Avalanche Canada Foundation Cora Shea Memorial Fund
2014 American Alpine Club Research Grant

Selected Publications

  • Wolken, G.J., and Wikstrom Jones, Katreen, 2017, Valdez Glacier ice-dammed lake: June 2017 glacial lake outburst flood: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2017-4, 5 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/29743
  • Wolken, G.J., Wikstrom Jones, Katreen, Whorton, E.N., Gould, A.I., and Hendricks, M.D., 2017, Photogrammetric data of the Haines Highway corridor: May 26, 2014: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2017-6, 20 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/29736
  • Wikstrom Jones, Katreen, Loso, Michael, Bartelt, Perry, and Vera Valero, Cesar, 2016, Modeled mass and temperature effects of released and entrained snow on the lubricated flow regime of avalanches at Bird Hill, south-central Alaska: International Snow Science Workshop 2016 Proceedings, Breckenridge, CO. http://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/item/2314
  • Vera Valero, Cesar, Wikstroem Jones, Katreen, Bühler, Yves, and Bartelt, Perry, 2015, Release temperature, snow-cover entrainment and the thermal flow regime of snow avalanches: Journal of Glaciology, 61 (225), 173-184. http://doi.org/10.3189/2015JoG14J117