© 2023 Aspen Public Radio
APR home_illustrationIdea_NoLogo2
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Lasers Help Scientists Get a Detailed Picture of the West's Snowpack

earth20130502combo-226.jpg
www.jpl.nasa.gov
/

Scientists in Colorado are working to improve runoff forecasting in the West so water managers can meet growing needs in the future. A growing population coupled with climate change means every drop will count. Scientists are mapping terrain and snow with lasers to provide a more accurate picture of the snowpack. It's called the NASA JPL Airborne Snow Observatory. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jeff Deems, a research scientist with the University of Colorado, Boulder. He’s involved with the project.

TO GO: Jeff Deems, PhD - Laser Mapping of Mountain Snowpacks: NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory, ACES Hallam Lake, Free, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Related Content