Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies

Swamp Angel Study Site
Swamp Angel Study Plot (subalpine)

Senator Beck Study Site
Senator Beck Study Plot (alpine)

Putney Study Site
Putney Study Plot (summit)

Senator Beck Basin Stream Gauge
Basin Stream Gauge

St Paul Basestation
St. Paul RF Base Station

The Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies serves the mountain science community and regional resource managers by hosting & conducting interdisciplinary research and conducting integrative 24/7/365 monitoring that captures weather, snowpack, radiation, soils, plant community and hydrologic signals of regional climate trends.

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Who is directly utilizing data from CSAS and senator beck basin?

  • Army Cold Regions Research Lab (CRREL)
    • Annual LiDAR measurements ...
    • AGU 2011: Comparison of ground-based LiDAR and ground-based radar of southwestern Colorado snowpack
  • Army Corp of Engineers
    • Utilizing data ...
  • Boise State University, Cryosphere Geophysics and Remote Sensing:
    • H.P. Marshall has conducted years of research ...
    • Remote Sensing of Snow Water Equivalent
    • Slope-scale Snowpack Stability Derived from Multiple Snowmicropen Measurements and High-resolution Terrestrial FMCW Radar Surveys. Proceedings of the 2010 International Snow Science Workshop
    • Marshall uses CSAS data for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Columbia and Rutgers Universities
    • Climate Researchers, Naud - Columbia and Miller - Rutgers utilized SBBSA data in their "in press" ...
  • NASA Aeronet
    • CSAS operates Aeronet #332 at our Swamp Angel Study Plot
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Water and Carbon Cycles Group
    • On an hourly basis, NASA JPL receives a complete set of data from Senator Beck Basin.
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
    • Senator Beck data is one of 4 sites used in the NCAR project: Improving seasonal drought predictions in the western USA: Developing and evaluating an ensemble snow modeling framework in the Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS). Martyn Clark is the PI on this project ...
  • UCLA
    • PhD student McKenzie Skiles, in conjuction with Tom Painter's team utilizes data and dust samples for her research ...
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
    • Janice Brahney, PhD candidate, conducts rainwater chemistry research in Senator Beck Basin
  • USGS
    • CSAS sends dust samples to the USGS Geology and Environmental Change Science Center (Denver) as part of the Colorado Dust on Snow (CODOS) program