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.
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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.
2023 summer intern Henry shares what it is like for a high school student to get a taste of a career in the sciences.
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.
In June 2023, field instrumentation is de-installed as the focus of the SOS Project research shifts to the data analysis phase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.