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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 […]

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NW Climate Science Conference

Posted by: | November 5, 2015 | No Comment |

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”.

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Mountain Studies Workshop at OSU!

Posted by: | November 5, 2015 | No Comment |

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 […]

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Cool animation of Earth and Moon

Posted by: | October 28, 2015 | No Comment |

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

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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/

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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 […]

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Nolin presented the kickoff lecture in the Breathroughs in Hydrology lecture series at the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Her lecture, entitled “Advances in measuring, modeling, and understanding the consequences of climate change on snow hydrology” covered innovations in remote sensing of snow, hybrid approaches for snow modeling/remote sensing, and […]

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Click on the ABoVE link to visit the NASA press release about the field campaign.

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Numerous fires are burning across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho this summer. In Oregon and Washington alone there are currently 38 active fires and fires have burned over 1,000,000 acres. Smoke from these fires has been blanketing the region creating hazardous air quality conditions. Here’s a view of some of the fires and their smoke plumes […]

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As part of NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Nolin and colleagues from U. Washington, and U. Alaska-Fairbanks  have been funded for their project entitled “Assessing alpine ecosystem vulnerability to environmental change using Dall sheep as an iconic indicator species”. This is a 4-year project starting this fall. The project will focus on snow, grazing […]

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