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Workshop builds, strengthens collaborations across SPLASH/SAIL/SOS community

Gijs de Boer, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and Physical Sciences Laboratory, NOAA
February 1, 2024

By Gijs de Boer, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder and Physical Sciences Laboratory, NOAA

Together, the SPLASH, SAIL, and SOS projects (or S3 for short) collected two years of detailed data on the connections between the atmosphere and water availability in Colorado’s East River Watershed, one of the headwater regions of the Colorado River. Photo: Gijs de Boer, University of Colorado Boulder.

Gijs de Boer wrote the following synopsis of a November 1–3, 2023, hybrid workshop on the state of research and data sets from the Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere and Surface for Hydrometeorology (SPLASH); the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign; and the Sublimation of Snow (SOS) study.

One day after a cold, snowy Halloween celebration on Colorado’s Front Range, a team of 80 scientists gathered virtually and in person at the University of Colorado Boulder to talk about current and future research in connection with recently completed fieldwork in the Colorado Rockies.