Brett Poulin

October 9th CWEST Aiken Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Brett Poulin

Oct. 1, 2019

Please join CWEST for an Aiken Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Brett Poulin on Wednesday, October 9th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Poulin is a chemist in the Stategic Laboratory Science Branch at the US Geological Survey. His talk is titled "Unraveling the Multifaceted Roles of Dissolved Organic...

Chinook salmon released into Yukon River in Alaska, USA. Photo: USGS

NSF "Navigating the New Arctic" Award Press Release

Sept. 20, 2019

We are excited to announce a $3M, five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award to study climate change impacts on Arctic rivers, fish and Native communities. The award is a collaborative project under NSF’s “Navigating the New Arctic” program. Principle investigator (PI) Keith Musselman was interviewed for a CU press release...

William Farmer

September 18th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. William Farmer

Sept. 12, 2019

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. William Farmer on Wednesday, September 18th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Farmer is a research physical scientist at the US Geological Survey. His talk is titled "Hydrologic Modeling to Quatify Water Resources across the United States". Read his...

Neil Grigg

April 17th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Neil Grigg

April 14, 2019

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Neil Grigg on Wednesday, April 17th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Grigg is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His talk is titled "Drought, Scarcity, Climate Change, and Colorado's Water Future". Read his...

William Farmer

March 13th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. William Farmer

March 6, 2019

*CANCELED DUE TO SNOW DAY.* Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. William Farmer on Wednesday, March 13th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Farmer is a research physical hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Mission Area, in Lakewood, Colorado. His talk is titled...

Dr. Irina Overeem

February 20th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Irina Overeem

Feb. 18, 2019

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Irina Overeem on Wednesday, February 20th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Her talk is titled Changing River Dynamics Cause Permafrost Thaw: exploration from the coupling of a river temperature and a permafrost model . Read her abstract for more...

Colorado Rocky Mountains National Park forest, below the peaks

Longer growing seasons complicate outlook for coniferous forests

Dec. 19, 2018

For decades, ecologists have differed over a longstanding mystery: Will a longer, climate-induced growing season ultimately help coniferous forests to grow or hurt them? A new University of Colorado Boulder study may help researchers find a more definitive answer. As climate warming has lengthened growing seasons, two scenarios seem plausible:...

Grad student skins near treeline on Niwot Ridge in Feb. 2016. Credit K. Jennings

Study successfully tests new method for measuring liquid water in melting snowpack

Dec. 6, 2018

T. Barnhart skins near treeline on Niwot Ridge in February 2016. Credit: K. Jennings A key aspect of water resources management is predicting streamflow. For snow-dependent water resources, it is both critical and challenging to observe spatial distribution of liquid water in a melting snowpack. Research recently published in Water...

Person taking snowpack measurements in a snow pit

Undergraduate Research Opportunity to Measure Mountain Snowpack in Colorado

Nov. 28, 2018

Researchers in the CU Geological Sciences department are looking to hire multiple CU undergraduate students as interns to assist in snowpack measurements during several field campaigns in Colorado this winter. The positions will start in mid-January 2019 and conclude in mid-May 2019. The interns will accompany the research team on...

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Nov. 30th Navigating the New Arctic Discussion with Diane McKnight

Nov. 19, 2018

On October 25th, NSF released a new solicitation for research proposals called Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), one of the agencies Big 10 Ideas. Proposals are due on February 14th, 2019. CWEST believes this solicitation overlaps with expertise both on and off CU’s campus, particularly with collaborators at the U.S...

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