Summit-to-Shore Snow Monitoring Network in Vermont

Presenter's Name(s)

Anna Grunes

Abstract

Here we present the design of a Summit-to-Shore observational snow network to capture the spatial heterogeneity of snowpack. This network aims to monitor snowpack characteristics and meteorological variables at a high spatial and temporal resolution across an elevational transect in the Vermont. Traditional meteorological measurements combined with detailed snowpack measurements will provide high resolution data as validation for computational snowpack models. By combining data from this observational network and remote sensing efforts, we hope to characterize snowpack evolution in response to varying forest cover, topography, and thermodynamic drivers. This will help augment research in an environment that is understudied with respect to snow research.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Arne Bomblies

Graduate Student Mentors

Kate Hale

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Environmental Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering and Math Science

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Summit-to-Shore Snow Monitoring Network in Vermont

Here we present the design of a Summit-to-Shore observational snow network to capture the spatial heterogeneity of snowpack. This network aims to monitor snowpack characteristics and meteorological variables at a high spatial and temporal resolution across an elevational transect in the Vermont. Traditional meteorological measurements combined with detailed snowpack measurements will provide high resolution data as validation for computational snowpack models. By combining data from this observational network and remote sensing efforts, we hope to characterize snowpack evolution in response to varying forest cover, topography, and thermodynamic drivers. This will help augment research in an environment that is understudied with respect to snow research.