DOM Lab Fluorescence Workshop

INSTAAR’s Dissolved Organic Matter Characterization Lab Hosting Two Workshops

Image provided by Jess Elbert July 14-16, 2014 CWEST Director Dr. Diane McKnight’s Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) Characterization Lab hosted two workshops at the University of Colorado-Boulder for researchers investigating DOM. Five students from Clemson University and Utah State University attended. At the Fluorescence Workshop that took place July 14th...

Organic Matter Round Table

USGS Hosts Front Range Organic Matter in the Environment Round Table

July 11, 2014

Round Table participants Jessica Rogers, Jack Webster, Brett Poulin, Kaelin Cawley, George Aiken, Gina McKee, Robert Young, and Jonas Schaper. Photo by Kenna Butler. USGS investigator George Aiken hosted the first Front Range Organic Matter in the Environment round table on July 11th at the University of Colorado’s east campus...

USGS Launches Biannual Newsletter

USGS Launches Biannual Newsletter, Climate Matters

June 2014 The USGS’s Climate Research and Development (CR&D) Program in the Climate and Land Use Change mission area has just launched a biannual newsletter, Climate Matters. The newsletter features program research, summarizes key recent publications, and highlights societal relevance and media coverage of CR&D Program work. Newsletter goals include...

Mapping the World's Glaciers

Randolf Glacier Inventory - Mapping all of the World’s Glaciers

Photo by: Karen Cozzetto May 2014 CWEST's Education Chair, Tad Pfeffer, has led an effort, known as the Randolf Glacier Inventory or RGI, to map all of the world's glaciers. The effort, conducted in support of the fifth IPCC Assessment, provides information that is useful for assessing past and potential...

Niwot Ridge Annual Snow Survey Rorie Cowie

Niwot Ridge, Colorado LTER Site's Annual Snow Survey

INSTAAR graduate student, Rorie Cowie, taking snow density measurements from one of six snow pits dug during the survey. May 14th-16th, 2014 The Niwot Ridge, Colorado Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site’s annual snow survey took place this year between May 14th and 16th. Approximately 15 people skied and snowshoed around...

INSTAAR/NSIDC Open House April 2014

Annual INSTAAR/NSIDC Open House

April 8, 2014

Photo by: Shelly Sommer On April 8th, nearly 200 eighth graders from Southern Hills Middle School and 40 volunteers from INSTAAR, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and the U.S. Geological Survey participated in the annual INSTAAR/NSIDC Open House. Students were treated to a combination of presentations and...

9th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program

CU Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program - 9th Annual Symposium

April 3rd and 4th, 2014 On April 3rd and 4th, the University of Colorado’s Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program held its 9th Annual Symposium at the University Memorial Center. Bringing together faculty and staff from across a diverse array of CU departments as well as invited speakers from off campus, the...