Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. EDT
CUAHSI is pleased to partner with
the University of Washington, U.S. Forest Service, the
University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder,
and Universite de Sherbrooke to offer the Snow Measurement Field
School, a 3-day field school on making and analyzing snow
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 measurements.
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 September 15, 2017 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
October 15, 2017.