News

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.

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.