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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art Mears - Board Member

Art is a professional engineer and geologist with degrees in civil engineering (B.S. 1969) and geology (M.S. 1972) from the University of Colorado . Since 1972 he has worked exclusively as a consulting engineer and geologist in the fields of snow- and rock-avalanche mechanics, debris-flow and mountain-torrent dynamics, rockfall, and associated structural-defense and land-use problems. His primary consulting emphasis during the past 34 years has been avalanche-control engineering. This engineering specialty includes delineation of avalanche-hazard areas for zoning and mountain construction and design avalanche-control facilities. He has worked as a consultant on avalanche forecasting and hazard-evaluation for several state transportation departments in the United States . His consulting work has taken him to various snow climates in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand . He has worked as a research consultant on avalanche dynamics for the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, and Colorado Department of Transportation.

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