ARRA - In Situ Measurements of Snowfall Rate and Accumulation During StormVEx

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DAS McCubbin, Ian B. 10/28/2010 - 05/01/2011 Department of Energy

Project Description

This proposal describes activities in support of the AMF2 deployment during the Storm Peak Validation Experiment (StormVEx), which will be held between November 2010 and April 2011 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. While a wide array of remote and direct sensors will be deployed during the StormVEx campaign, no reliable direct snowfall precipitation measurements are currently part of StormVEx activities. This proposal addresses this crucial measurement gap with the deployment of three precipitation stations to provide measurements of snowfall rate and accumulation. This information will be made available to all researchers as part of the combined StormVEx data set. The deployment locations are the mountain summit Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL) site, the mid-slope AMF2 Thunderhead site, and the Valley Floor site.