Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies

Swamp Angel Study Site
Swamp Angel Study Plot (subalpine)

Senator Beck Study Site
Senator Beck Study Plot (alpine)

Putney Study Site
Putney Study Plot (summit)

Senator Beck Basin Stream Gauge
Basin Stream Gauge

St Paul Basestation
St. Paul RF Base Station

The Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies serves the mountain science community and regional resource managers by hosting & conducting interdisciplinary research and conducting integrative 24/7/365 monitoring that captures weather, snowpack, radiation, soils, plant community and hydrologic signals of regional climate trends.

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Research Funding for CSAS

From our humble beginnings, and with crucial support from our peers, CSAS has built and demonstrated its capacity to contribute to American snow system science. As we grow, we have broadened our sources of support for operations, research, and our long-term monitoring program. We are continuing to build relationships wtih other snow and mountain research organizations worldwide.

National Science Foundation Grant #ATM-0431955 –Collaborative Research:
Radiative Effects of Desert Dust Deposits in Alpine Snow
September 1, 2004 – August 31, 2005: $99,065.00
September 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006: $20,946.00
September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2007: $53,641.00

Also see our CODOS Funding Page for Agency Stakeholder funding to CSAS