Snow heating structures on Niwot Ridge

KGNU Radio highlights the importance of measuring snow

March 9, 2018

Measuring snow is important for predicting streamflow runoff and managing water supply. INSTAAR graduate student Theo Barnhart is pictured setting up a snow depth sensors in Grand Mesa for NASA's SnowEx Campaign. Photo by Keith Jennings. The KGNU community radio station serving the Front Range and beyond hosts a state... Read more »
Dr. Martin Doyle

March 14th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Martin Doyle

Feb. 27, 2018

Please join CWEST for a seminar by Dr. Martin Doyle on Wednesday, March 14th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Doyle is director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a professor of river science and policy at Duke University’s Nicholas... Read more »
Dr. Greg McCabe

March 7th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Gregory McCabe

Feb. 27, 2018

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Gregory McCabe on Wednesday, March 7th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. McCabe is a senior research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He received bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. from Louisiana... Read more »
3 speakers from 2017 Hydro Symposium

13th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium

Feb. 13, 2018

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program is excited to announce our 13th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium. This year's theme is: "Hydrology Horizons: Innovations in Water Science". The Symposium will take place April 12th and 13th at the SEEC auditorium, room 120. Abstract submission opens April 19th and closes March 16th. Students,... Read more »
McKenzie Skiles

February 21st CWEST Seminar with Dr. McKnezie Skiles

Feb. 13, 2018

Please join CWEST for a seminar by Dr. McKenzie Skiles on Wednesday, February 21st, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Skiles is Geography Assistant Professor at University of Utah. Her research interests span mountain hydrology, snow optics and remote sensing, radiative forcing by light absorbing particles in snow... Read more »
A burned vineyard site at Robert Sinskey’s winery in Napa, CA.

CWEST awards graduate student funds for collaborative CU-USGS research

Jan. 26, 2018

CU graduate students Anna Hermes and Isaac Bukoski each receive CWEST Graduate Research Fellowship funding for their respective CU-USGS research projects. CWEST brings together the expertise and facilities of both the U.S. Gological Survey (USGS) and the University of Colorado (CU) to advance our understanding of our planet’s earth and... Read more »
Simulated snow water equivalent over the greater Kaweah River basin

Simulations reveal mountain snowpack sensitivity to warming climate

Jan. 23, 2018

Simulated snow water equivalent over the greater Kaweah River basin, southern Sierra Nevada, California, on select dates for a dry, average, and wet snow year. Image by Keith Musselman In a string of new studies examining snowpack vulnerability to rising temperatures, one simulated snowmelt rate responses to a warming climate... Read more »
Jasime Saros

January 31st CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Jasmine Saros

Jan. 16, 2018

Dr. Jasmine Saros will give a CWEST Distinguished seminar on January 31st. Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Jasmine Saros on Wednesday, January 31st, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Her talk is titled Paleo and Contemporary Perspectives on Arctic Lake Ecosystem Change in West Greenland... Read more »
USGS scientists explains lab equipment to CU students.

USGS Lab Tour on January 19th

Dec. 22, 2017

A USGS scientist explains how they use their equipment to a group of CU graduate and undergraduate students. Photo by Lauren Tomkinson. Considering a public service career in the geosciences? We invite you to join us for a U.S. Geological Survey tour on CU's east campus. Scientists at the USGS... Read more »
Oliver Wigmore's drone

Custom designed drone maps glaciers in the tropical Andes

Nov. 13, 2017

A high spatial resolution drone built by Oliver Wigmore , researcher at INSTAAR and Earth Lab , was used to monitor glacier change of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. It set records as the highest altitude deployment for glacial mapping purposes and was recognized in Science at the intersection of earth... Read more »