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Challenges and successes in engaging citizen scientists to observe snow cover: from public engagement to an educational collaboration

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Susan Dickerson-Lange, Karla Bradley Eitel, Leslie Dorsey, Timothy E. Link, and Jessica D. Lundquist, 2016-01-21, Challenges and successes in engaging citizen scientists to observe snow cover: from public engagement to an educational collaboration: Journal of Science Communication, v. 15, p. 1-14.

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Abstract (from http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/15/01/JCOM_1501_2016_A01): Whereas the evolution of snow cover across forested mountain watersheds is difficult to predict or model accurately, the presence or absence of snow cover is easily observable and these observations contribute to improved snow models. We engaged citizen scientists to collect observations of the timing of distributed snow disappearance over three snow seasons across the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. . The primary goal of the project was to build a more spatially robust dataset documenting the influence of forest cover on the timing of snow disappearance, and public outreach was a secondary goal. Each year's effort utilized a different strategy, building on the lessons [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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