NASA’s International Snow Working Group – Remote Sensing (iSWGR) will run an intensive course in snow measurement techniques in partnership with CH’s Coldwater Laboratory in Kananaskis Country from 5th to 9th January 2017.
From the official course website –
This three-day intensive field-based course will give fundamental training to students in performing and analyzing snow measurements, including depth, density, snow water equivalence, grain size and shape, stratigraphy, temperature and hardness. Students completing this course will be able to perform high-quality fieldwork as well as design studies requiring snowpack measurements, and upon completion of the course will be capable of performing quality measurements required during snow remote sensing calibration and validation campaigns. Class credit will be offered through the University of Saskatchewan.
The course is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, professionals and senior scientists, modelers and those who do snow remote sensing that will either need to make snow measurements as part of their research, or use snowpack data in their research. There are no prerequisites, but students will be selected from the pool of applicants based on applicability to their studies. Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2016. Students from any nation may apply.
– Dr Kelly Elder
US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
– Dr Matthew Sturm
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
– Dr John Pomeroy
Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
– Dr Jessica Lundquist
Mountain Hydrology Research, University of Washington
– Dr Alexandre Langlois
Centre d’applications et de recherches en télédétection, Université de Sherbrooke
– Dr Nicholas Kinar
Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
NASA funding is pending (and expected) for the 2017 course. Students will be reimbursed for travel, food, and lodging enroute the Barrier Lake field station, where lodging and meals will be provided. Travel expenses may include airfare, taxi or bus for airport access, and shuttle from Calgary Airport. Car rental will not be reimbursed. Receipts for all the above expenses should be kept and information about processing will be provided at the course. Please make every effort to minimize travel costs. Questions about rates, fees, and reimbursements should be sent to Cindy Brekke at NSIDC.
For course information contact: Dr Matthew Sturm and indicate Snow School in the subject line.
Full details are available on the course website.