Dr. Anne Nolin, Oregon State University / University of Nevada, Reno
Snow plays a critical role in the water and energy cycles; however, in-depth understanding of its role in natural and human systems has been limited by a lack of reliable observations. Advances in field measurements, remote sensing, and modeling capabilities are critical for linking snowpack information to broader processes and understanding how climate dynamics impact the historical/future water supply and infrastructure. This session invites submissions focusing on innovative approaches linking snow to broader fields that address important questions such as: How do extreme events and variability in snow affect the hydrologic cycle, environment, energy sector, resource management, infrastructure, etc.? What recent advancements in snow hydrology better inform these fields? How can these advances better characterize runoff and its linkage to other processes in cold regions? We welcome submissions connecting snow to water and energy cycles across various spatiotemporal scales pertaining to hazards, streamflow forecasting, hydropower, ecology, agriculture, etc.
Thanks again for your consideration. We look forward receiving your abstract and seeing you in DC!
Ryan Webb, Dongyue Li, Laurie Huning, Jessica Driscoll