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Measure the snow depth in your (actual) backyard with CoCoRaHS

By Noah Newman | October 9, 2020 |

While CSO collects valuable measurements from volunteers in the backcountry, NOAA is in vital need of accurate snow measurements from your house. Snowfall is just as variable where you live as it is in the high country, and you can collect measurements right from your own back yard and help make a difference.

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2019–2020 Winter Season Summary

By Katreen Wikstrom Jones | June 9, 2020 |

Despite the unpleasant end to the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere due to COVID-19 pandemic, and that left many of us asking “To go or not to go into the backcountry?”, there were many wonderful things that happened to the Community Snow Observations project during the winter of 2019/2020.

NASA SNOWEX / CSO Collaboration

By David Hill | January 29, 2020 |

Measuring snow depth with a probe may not feel like rocket science, but it helps out NASA, so it actually is.

In the Field with Mountain Studies Institute!

By David Hill | December 18, 2019 |

At CSO, we get to develop partnerships with all kinds of interesting and inspiring organizations working to improve snow science and our understanding of mountain environments. The Mountain Studies Institute, in Silverton, CO, does an amazing job of advancing this understanding in western Colorado.

Data in Remote Environments

By Aaron Hartz | July 30, 2019 |

Post by Aaron Hartz about fieldwork and data collection.