colorado students

2019–2020 Winter Season Summary

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

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!

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

July 30, 2019 |

Post by Aaron Hartz about fieldwork and data collection.

snowpit measurements

Dust on Snow

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.