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Press Release 10-169

Windborne Dust on High Peaks Dampens Colorado River Runoff

Dust-on-snow: on spring winds, something wicked this way comes

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Photo of twelve dust layers in a study plot in Colorado's Senator Beck Basin Study Area.

Twelve dust layers in a study plot in Colorado's Senator Beck Basin Study Area.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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See Landry and Painter's snow research in action in this video.

Credit: Lisa Raffensperger, National Science Foundation

 

Photo of zebra stripes of dust and snow, visible on the snow surface in Colorado's mountains.

"Zebra stripes" of dust and snow are visible on the snow surface in Colorado's mountains.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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Photo of Tom Painter tracking radiation in June 2007.

Tom Painter tracking radiation in June 2007; in melting snow, dust comes to light.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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Photo of Chris Landry in June 2007, measuring snow water equivalence in a snowpit.

Chris Landry in June 2007, measuring "snow water equivalence" in a snowpit.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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Photo of researcher Andrew Temple in the San Juan Mountains on May 12, 2009.

Researcher Andrew Temple in Colorado's San Juan Mountains on May 12, 2009.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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Photo of Annie Bruyant and McKenzie Skiles collecting snow samples in Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.

Annie Bruyant and McKenzie Skiles collect snow samples in Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies


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