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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
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
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
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

Observations in the snow: A glimpse into life at a remote field research site

In January 2023, the Sublimation of Snow project team skied out to our field site at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for an Intensive Observation Period – a chance to validate instrument readings, align data approaches, and connect with the landscape and weather of this remarkable research location.
By Elise Osenga
AGCI Insight
February 22, 2023

An extreme number of sensors in one spot

Field notes on the October 2022 install and reflections from the Sublimation of Snow Project Principal Investigator Jessica Lundquist.
Jessica Lundquist, University of Washington
AGCI Insight
January 9, 2023

Snow sleuths: Researchers around the world join forces to investigate missing snow, improve water resources modeling

A single snowflake hadn’t yet fallen when a team of snow researchers descended on a small town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this past fall. But that was intentional — they were preparing for the coming winter’s mission to answer a longstanding research question: What happens to snow after it falls?
Brooke Fisher, University of Washington
December 20, 2022

Unraveling the mystery of disappearing Colorado River water

In October, Sublimation of Snow project research partners installed a suite of field instruments to fill in data gaps on the poorly understood process of how snow behaves in windy mountain environments.
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
November 16, 2022
Dr. Heïdi Sevestre on the ice in Svalbard, Norway

Learning from extreme events: The wide-ranging consequences of Arctic change

“I've never witnessed such extreme weather events. It was the first time that I realized…how bad things could be in that region, how quickly things were changing.” -- Dr. Heïdi Sevestre, glaciologist
By Elise Osenga
AGCI Insight
June 21, 2022