Mountainous regions collect enormous amounts of snow every year. Some of this snow accumulates to form glaciers. The rest of it melts and flows into rivers, lakes and the ocean. Measuring alpine snow depth helps us predict river flow, potential for flooding and impacts on fisheries.
A Citizen-Science Campaign to Measure Snow
We need your help to measure snow depths in mountain regions, in places where researchers can’t possibly cover the ground alone. Every one of your snow observations will help us predict snow conditions and improve snow safety in the mountains.
Join us today!
Join us as we partner with teams of citizen scientists to improve our understanding of snow distribution. Become a NASA Citizen Scientist by viewing our tutorials and collecting snow depth observations on your smartphone during your recreational activities.