Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

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

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

When the glaciers are gone: Managing for biodiversity

As new landscapes and ecosystems emerge from the loss of glacier coverage, scientists are trying to understand what the consequences are for biodiversity in post-glacial regions and what can be done to increase the adaptation potential of biodiversity.
By Emilio Mateo
Research Review
October 19, 2023

Intern Reflection: Early winter soil moisture

2023 summer intern Henry shares what it is like for a high school student to get a taste of a career in the sciences.
By Henry Hurd
AGCI Insight
August 21, 2023

The case of the Colorado River’s missing water

In this story for High Country News, reporter Bella Biondini traveled to the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado, where Sublimation of Snow Project researchers are trying to unravel the mystery of snow that falls but never shows up in the river.
Bella Biondini, High Country News
News
July 21, 2023

Observing the shifting seasons of science

In June 2023, field instrumentation is de-installed as the focus of the SOS Project research shifts to the data analysis phase.
By Elise Osenga
AGCI Insight
July 3, 2023

“Climate whiplash” is the new normal for California, experts say

Recent studies indicate that California must prepare for both worsening drought and more intermittent, heavier rainfall in the face of climate change. In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, Energy Innovation's Sarah Spengeman and AGCI's Elise Osenga explore how extreme weather swings are likely to become the state's new normal as precipitation patterns are altered by rising temperatures.
By Sarah Spengeman Elise Osenga
News
June 5, 2023

Why is it difficult to figure out how much snow will make it to the Colorado River?

It's surprisingly hard to say exactly how much water trapped in the Rocky Mountain snowpack will actually reach the Colorado River in a given year. In this report for NPR's Morning Edition, KUNC's Alex Hager explores how Sublimation of Snow Project scientists are looking for ways to help people downstream know how much water to expect.
Alex Hager, KUNC
News
May 11, 2023

Snow detectives are in the mountains to solve a mystery: Where’s all the snow going?

KUNC Colorado reporter Alex Hager followed the Sublimation of Snow Project team in the mountains above Crested Butte, Colorado, as they dug for clues to how much Rocky Mountain snow disappears into the air before it has a chance to melt and reach the Colorado River.
Alex Hager, KUNC
News
May 4, 2023

The mystery of missing water from mountain sources

A University of Washington project, aided by the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, leverages a rare confluence of collaborators to study snow sublimation.
Corydon Ireland, Staff Writer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
News
April 21, 2023

Atmospheric rivers, floods, and drought: The paradox of California’s wetter and drier climate future

As the impacts of climate change intensify, experts predict fundamental shifts in mountain hydrologic cycles, with consequences for snow-reliant people and ecosystems. California can serve as a case study to help connect the dots between rising temperatures and regional atmospheric patterns.
By Elise Osenga
Research Review
March 31, 2023