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Using Citizen Science Snow Depth Measurements in Snowpack Modeling

By Ryan Crumley | December 5, 2017 |

After snow depth measurements are recorded by CSO participants, we’ve developed a way to integrate those observations into the process of snowpack modeling. Snow models use data from weather stations and landscape characteristics to build a snowpack during the winter and melt it away when the weather gets warmer in spring and summer.