Scientists seek U.S. backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

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Scientists seek U.S. backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

Citizen science project gathers valuable data
Geologist Katreen Wikstrom Jones uses an avalanche probe to measure snow depth at Thompson Pass, Alaska. Researchers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are looking for backcountry enthusiasts who want to aid a science mission. A program funded by NASA is recruiting citizen scientists to measure snow levels in mountain terrain.

Scientists seek U.S. backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

Geologist Katreen Wikstrom Jones uses an avalanche probe to measure snow depth at Thompson Pass, Alaska. Researchers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are looking for backcountry enthusiasts who want to aid a science mission. A program funded by NASA is recruiting citizen scientists to measure snow levels in mountain terrain.