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Nolin and Roth attend NASA SnowEx meeting

Posted by: | August 11, 2017 | No Comment |

Anne Nolin and PhD student, Travis Roth, attended and presented at the NASA SnowEx meeting in Longmont, Colorado August 8-10, 2017.

SnowEx is a multi-year ground-based and airborne snow campaign funded by NASA’s Terrestrial Hydrology Program. The first SnowEx field campaign was held in February 2017 on Grand Mesa and Senator Beck Basin in western Colorado.

SnowEx investigators and their students presented on results relating to this campaign and to the SnowEx goals in general.

Nolin’s presentation was entitled” Post-wildfire summer greening depends on the previous winter’s snowpack” in which she highlighted the work of MS student Andy Wilson. Preliminary results suggest that antecedent snowcover affects post-fire summer greening. The relationship between snow and summer greening appears to be influenced by soils, land cover, and burn severity but we need to examine many more fires, additional variables within a rigorous statistical framework.

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