It is my pleasure to announce that Travis Roth, PhD candidate in the Water Resources Graduate Program, has been selected to receive a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. HIs project, entitled “Understanding Forest Structure Effects on Snow Accumulation and Ablation for Improved Satellite-Based Snow Mapping and Model Characterization” was one of 73 selected for […]
Nolin presented her work on ice sheet and sea ice roughness at the 2016 Science Team meeting for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR).
On Tuesday, Feb. 8th, the NASA/JPL Airborne Snow Observatory collected lidar and hyperspectral data over our Forest Elevation Snow Transect (ForEST) sites. We had a snow survey crew making spectrometer measurements of snow, characterizing snowpack density and depth along our 1-km transects, and characterizing snowpack stratigraphy in snow pits. Spectrometer data were collected on 2/8 […]
The non-profit Protect Our Winters (http://protectourwinters.org) sponsored the first POW Athletes’ Summit at Squaw Valley ski resort on Dec. 15-16. Anne Nolin and Jason Box presented an overview of climate change/climate science for the high profile snowsports athletes. What a terrific group (and the snow was great too)!! (
It is snowing a ton in the Cascades and we are preparing for another set of snow surveys at our ForEST network sites. While it may seem like the snowpack is above normal, in fact we are at normal level for snow water equivalent (and slightly above normal for total precipitation). It seems like an […]
On Nov. 4th, Nolin attended the NW Climate Science Conference in Coeur d’Alene, ID where she presented new results from the “No Snow/Low Flow” NSF-funded Rapid Research Response Project. Her talk was entitled “Seeing the Future? Hydrologic Impacts of a Record Warm Winter and Dry Spring in the Oregon Cascades”.
On Nov. 2 we held an all-day Mountain Studies workshop aimed at developing a Mountain Studies initiative. We had a strong turnout of over 40 faculty and students from six colleges — and several faculty from the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend. The morning presentations started with a broad overview of mountain characteristics from the biophysical […]
Cool new view of our planet: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth
Nolin attended the annual meeting of the Mountain Research Initiative’s Science Leadership Council. This year, the focus was on providing guidance for the next proposal to support MRI activities. MRI helps coordinate and facilitate mountain research around the Earth. More on MRI and their activities here: http://mri.scnatweb.ch/en/
Nolin attended the Perth III: Mountains of our Future Earth in Perth, Scotland. This conference, held every 5 years brings together mountain scientists from around the world. http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/subject-areas/centre-for-mountain-studies/events/perth-iii-mountains-of-our-future-earth Nolin presented a talk entitled “Water Scarcity in a Water Rich Region Results from the Envision Model for the Willamette River Basin, USA” describing some of the […]