New research explores how the combination of photovoltaic technology and water infrastructure can help stabilize water supplies in drought-stricken regions while increasing sources of local, renewable energy.
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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.
Designed to serve as a central hub for the Colorado River science community, the Colorado River Science Wiki hosts a repository of new research and science information pertinent to the River, an overview of relevant legal and political frameworks, and a page highlighting upcoming events, conferences, and meetings focused on Colorado River research.
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.
In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, AGCI Climate Science Fellows Tanya Petach & Emilio Mateo review how scientists are bridging the research-practice boundary to lessen the pain of climate change and the 23-year megadrought it has fueled in the Colorado River basin
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.
Wildfires, which have intensified with climate change, can contaminate drinking water supplies after a heavy rain. AGCI's Tanya Petach and Energy Innovation's Alex Urquhart examine wildfires' long-term impacts on water quality and the need for fire-resilient water systems in this piece for Yale Climate Connections.