NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for CUAHSI's 2019 Snow Measurement Field School!
Measurement Field School
January 7 – 10, 2019 ||
Deadline: August 1st
CUAHSI is pleased to partner
with iSWGR to offer the Snow Measurement Field School, a 4-day
field school on making and analyzing snow measurements.
This course will give
fundamental training to students in making and analyzing snow
measurements including depth, density, water equivalence,
grain size and shape, stratigraphy, temperature and hardness.
Students completing this course will be able to perform
high-quality fieldwork and design studies making snowpack
By the end of the course,
students should be able to do the following:
Excavate and prepare a snow
Measure profiles of density,
snow temperature, grain size, and hardness.
Characterize stratigraphy and
layering, snow surface roughness, and snow grain types.
Use a Federal snow sampler,
an avalanche probe, a Magnaprobe, and other snow measurement
Design their own experiment
for sampling snow based on specific scientific objectives.
The course is aimed at
undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, professionals
and senior scientists, modelers and remote sensers that will
make snow measurements as part of their research, or use
snowpack data in their research. There are no required
prerequisites, but students should be physically able to spend
days outside being active in the snow.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted
until 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2018 via
the following Google Form.
Applications will be reviewed by course instructors and are
evaluated based on the following criteria: clarity of learning
takeaways from course; course relevancy to thesis work and/or
job; and potential to contribute to university and general
science community. Applicants will be notified of acceptance
on August 16, 2018.
Visit the event website
for additional information on the course and how to apply.