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 2006/2007 Summary

The summer season of 2006 saw a variety of activities, from assisting lake coring researchers, to assisting geologists monitoring the Rio Grande Rift, to presenting the preliminary findings of our dust-on-snow research to a number of Colorado water stake-holder groups. New partnerships were explored while hosting visitors to our study area, and the CSAS's role as a research facilitator was highlighted at a bi-annual, international snow conference. Monsoon rains resulted in a very wet Fall but didn't thwart the installation of additional instrumentation at our study sites, enhancing our data collection capabilities for the approaching winter.

snowflake bullet April 2007 Field Campaigns Epitomize Interdisciplinary Snow System Science

snowflake bullet Talk Presented to the Spring Runoff Conference at Utah State University, in Logan, on April 4, 2007

 snowflake bulletCSAS Presents Poster at American Geophysical Union 2006 Fall Meeting in San Francisco on December 13, 2006: Mountain System Monitoring at Senator Beck Basin, San Juan Mountains, Colorado 

snowflake bulletNeff Lab Team from University of Colorado Begins Biogeochemical Sampling in Senator Beck Basin

snowflake bullet University of Colorado Vice Chancellor of Research , Susan Avery, and Mountain Studies Institute Directors Visit Senator Beck Basin

snowflake bullet CSAS and Colorado Outward Bound – Silverton Students and Staff Complete Final Touch on Bluepoint Cleanup Project

snowflake bullet CSAS Presents Dust-on-Snow Talk at Colorado Water Workshop, A Statewide Gathering of Water Managers and Stakeholders (see for archive of meeting)

snowflake bullet Researchers Investigating Rio Grand Rift Install GPS at Putney Study Plot

snowflake bullet CSAS Featured or Plays Supporting Role in Seven Presentations at 2006 International Snow Science Workshop Held in Telluride, Colorado in October and Attended by 700 Participants from Fifteen Nations

snowflake bullet Mountain Studies Institute Convenes Scientists and Stakeholders to Discuss Variability and Change in San Juan Mountains Climate – CSAS Presents Talk and Hosts Field Tour of Senator Beck Basin Monitoring Facilities (see )