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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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 190, Silverton, CO 81433
Visit us: 1428 Greene Street, #103, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone:  (970) 387-5080
Fax:  (970) 387-5082

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The Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies  is an independent Colorado not-for-profit corporation founded in 2003 for charitable research and educational purposes and operating under and pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.   All donations to the Center are tax deductible.  Our office is now located in the Highlander Building, Suite 103, at 1428 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433. Visitors are welcome!

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CSAS LogoOur logo was designed to reflect the complex interactions between all three phase states of water and mountains – water as a solid (as snow, our favorite phase), as a liquid (as snowmelt or rain), and as vapor (as clouds and weather). Water has the remarkable property of existing in all three states simultaneously in mountain snowpacks, at temperatures at or near 0° Celsius (32° F). As such, snow is a uniquely volatile ‘earth surface system’ that is remarkably sensitive to comparatively small changes in its environment. The CSAS seeks to enhance understanding of those complex snow system interactions in mountain systems by hosting 1-3 year research projects, by monitoring, over the long haul, the response of our Senator Beck Basin Study Area to global change, and by facilitating field education in snow.

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