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CU-Boulder-led Mountain Forest Study Shows Vulnerability to Climate Change

September 10, 2012

researcher deploys an automated snow-depth sensor A new, University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest "greenness" in the Western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack indicates mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation and snowmelt. Full Story

University of Colorado at Boulder

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