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Data in Remote Environments

By Aaron Hartz | July 30, 2019 |

Post by Aaron Hartz about fieldwork and data collection.

snowpit measurements

Dust on Snow

By McKenzie Skiles | May 15, 2019 |

In the Western US, the primary aerosol that darkens the snow and accelerates melt is dust, the deposition rates of which have increased dramatically since modern settlement of the West.

closeup of snow crystals

Stories in the Snow

By David Hill | April 30, 2019 |

Stories in the Snow is a citizen science program led by the Desert Research Institute that involves students and community members in taking pictures of freshly-fallen snow crystals.

snow probe graphic

Snow deeper than your probe?!

By Katreen Wikstrom Jones | April 1, 2019 |

Here’s how you can get around the problem and still submit an accurate snowpack depth measurement!

group ready to measure snow

Western Colorado University and CSO

By Max Sawyer | March 25, 2019 |

On March 2nd and 3rd students at Western Colorado University ventured out into the Gunnison Valley to collect snow depth measurements for CSO. The project brought all ages of students from first years to graduates together to learn about the importance of the snowpack through snowshoeing and hands on measurements.