Snow influences the land-surface water budget. Snow measurements are needed both to study climate and to predict drought, flooding, and water availability.
Monitoring changes in vegetation is important for climate and hydrologic modeling applications, validation of satellite estimates of land surface conditions, and testing of ecohydrological hypotheses.
Water cycle research at CU has been funded by NSF (AGS 0740515, EAR 0948957, AGS 0935725, EAR1144221) and NASA (NNH09ZDA001N, NNX11AL50H, NNX12AK21G, and NNH10ZDA001N).
Some of this material is based on data, equipment, and engineering services provided by the Plate Boundary Observatory operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope and supported by NSF (EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).
The spotlight website is supported by EAR EAR-1144221, NASA NNX12AK21G, and the UNAVCO Education and Outreach Program (NSF EAR-0735156).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are ours and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, NASA, or CU.
Reflected GPS signals are sensitive to snow, soil moisture, and vegetation. The PBO H2O Data Portal makes hydrologic products based on GPS data available directly through your web browser. For more information on how these environmental products were created and for tutorials on how to retrieve data, please see the portal documentation.