AGU 2016

CWEST Scientists at AGU Fall Meeting 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, geoscientists gear up for AGU's Fall Meeting from the 12th-16th of December. For almost 50 years, this meeting has facilitated the sharing of cutting-edge research. This year about 35 CWEST scientists will be flying west to San Francisco to give either talks or presenting...

MDV 2016 Environmental Stewardship Report

McMurdo Dry Valley Scientists Release the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Report

Nov. 23, 2016

Environmental Stewardship in the McMurdo Dry Valley’s (MDV) has been part of the Dry Valley’s history since the 1990s. Workshops hosted by MDV included participation from the NSF and international collaborators. The May 2016 workshop sought to continue reducing current and potential impact on the fragile landscape and to maintain...


Remotely Sensing Our Use of Water in a Changing Climate

Nov. 23, 2016

Landsat8 Remote Sensing Satellite. Image from NASA. In an article for Western Water magazine, Gary Pitzer writes about “ The Promise of Remote Sensing .” When it comes to understanding the complex relationship between land and water, remote sensing technology helps measure snowpack properties, evapotranspiration, groundwater recharge and more. When...

snowfall in subalpine forest

New methods enhance understanding of snow/vegetation interactions

Oct. 20, 2016

Snowfall over subalpine forests. Photo by Emily Baker Forest canopies exert strong influences over understory snowpack characteristics, particularly spatiotemporal distribution of snow accumulation and snowmelt. Gaps in our understanding of the physical properties that govern these controls prompt the need for more detailed measurements of snow states. In a recently...


Improving snowpack information through novel SWE modeling

Oct. 20, 2016

NASA satellite image of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In a changing climate, water resource managers will need improved snowpack information and snow water equivalent (SWE) distribution information. Existing models and methods rely on station networks to determine SWE over large areas. While this approach has value, it also has limitations...

MCM Dry Valleys

Ecological Impacts of a Melting Antarctica

Oct. 17, 2016

Taylor Valley//Photo credit: Mike Gooseff of MCM LTER What is the future of an Antarctica in a warming climate? Scientists from the NSF funded McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER and the Palmer LTER assess the 2001-2002 warm and windy spring season impacts on marine and terrestrial ecology in a special section...

Gordon Gultch

Oct. 14th CZO-LTER Data Fair

Sept. 23, 2016

CWEST is hosting the first CZO-LTER Boulder Creek Data Fair on Friday October 14th in the SEEC Auditorium on East campus. Given the overlap in some field sites along and related to the Boulder Creek, the CZO-LTER Data Fair aims to facilitate the sharing of data sets from the Boulder...

Dr. Rolf Reichle

Nov. 9th CWEST Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Rolf Reichle

Sept. 21, 2016

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Rolf Reichle on Wednesday, November 9th, 11am-12pm in SEEC Auditorium . Dr. Reichle is a NASA Research Scientist in Earth Science and Remote Sensing at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He will give a talk titled Soil Moisture...

Marie Noele Croteau

Nov. 2nd CWEST Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Marie Noële Croteau

Sept. 21, 2016

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Marie Noële Croteau on Wednesday November 2nd, 11am-12pm in SEEC Auditorium . Dr. Croteau is research biologist of aquatic ecosystems at the U. S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA. She uses biodynamic modeling and the enriched stable isotope tracers in...

Hydrologic Science Graduate Certificate Program

Hydrologic Science Grad Certificate Program Fall Info Meeting 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

The 2016 fall informational meeting for the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Certificate Program is Wednesday, September 21st, at 4pm in SEEC S228. The meeting will overview the program and the application process for the certificate. We will also discuss the spring symposium and how the student steering committee is formed to...