CUAHSI would like to invite you to join us for the first cyberseminar of the Spring 2013 Series on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 3:00pm ET with a presentation by Jessica Lundquist from the University of Washington. Dr. Lundquist's talk is entitled, "Mountain hydrology as revealed by large networks of inexpensive sensors." The theme for the spring series is "Complementary Methods and Models," with a complete schedule of speakers available on CUAHSI's website.
To join the cyberseminar:
1. Use the following link, http://cuahsi.adobeconnect.com/lundquist/, to join the web-portion of the presentation. Please sign in as a "Guest."
2. Once logged in, you will receive a prompt to enter your telephone number (it is not necessary to enter "+1"), whereup the system will call you back automatically to connect you to the audio portion of the meeting. *This does not work if you have a phone extension or are calling outside the US or Canada*
3. OR to call in directly to the meeting -> use Audio Conference details:
Conference Number: (888) 850-4523 (toll free)
Participant Code: 449161
Lundquist cyberseminar abstract:
Mountains are spatially complex, with variations in microclimate (on the scale of tens of meters) as great as variations in mesoclimate (the scale of tens of kilometers). Snowy mountains are the water towers of the world, providing a source of drinking water for 40% of the population, and their snow is highly sensitive to changes in climate. However, mountains are poorly sampled, and a measurement in any given point is likely not representative of the surrounding terrain. Fortunately, recent advances in sensor technology have made it easier to measure temperature, pressure, and relative humidity at many locations at relatively little cost. Here we discuss how these networks of sensors, combined with modeling and remote sensing, are changing how we think about heterogeneity in weather, snow, and streamflow in mountains and how understanding this spatial variability helps resource management decisions.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation in Friday's cyberseminar!
Communications and Outreach Specialist
2013 Spring Cyberseminar Schedule