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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CSAS News 2003/2004 Summary

Our second winter in Silverton began in late fall with an intensive effort to perform the initial development of our Senator Beck Basin Area study sites.  Thanks to prolonged Indian Summer, that work was completed 'by headlamp' on Halloween night, and the season snowpack began to accumulate the next day! The 2003/2004 winter also saw our first hosted researcher working at our Swamp Angel Study Plot, a 'second try' at finding a 'dust on snow' research project, a number of field camps, participation in several conferences, and some very interesting summer 'snow system science' field work with rock glaciers.