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, March 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

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 "Hydrologic Modeling to Quantify Water...

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...

Oroville Dam Flooding

Media outlets broadcasts effects of climate change on flooding and snowpack

Nov. 12, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change, according to recent research from INSTAAR Research Associate Keith Musselman and collaborators at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)...

Dr. Ellen Wohl

Nov. 28th CWEST Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Ellen Wohl

Nov. 2, 2018

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Ellen Wohl on Wednesday, November 28th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Her talk is titled Rivers of Carbon: Using River Corridor Science to Understand Carbon Dynamics . Read her abstract for more information. Dr. Wohl is a fluvial geomorphologist...

Oliver Wigmore photographed with mountains in background

Oliver Wigmore Receives Prestigious New Zealand Fellowship

Oct. 29, 2018

Dr. Oliver Wigmore, a Research Associate of INSTAAR and Research Scientists at Earth Labs, was awarded a two-year New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowship by The Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Foundation Trust. Wigmore will be going to Victoria University of Wellington to complete research entitled, “Improving understanding of debris-covered glacier dynamics,...