Congratulations to University of New Hampshire alum Tristan Amaral for publishing his first peer reviewed publication in the Journal of Glaciology. The paper features volunteer snow measurements collected by the CoCoRaHS-Albedo network, a project I launched during my Ph.D. in 2011. In 2014, I handed the reins off to Tristan who led the project for two years during his junior and senior year at UNH. Tristan’s new work demonstrates how citizen science data provide useful snow albedo, depth and density measurements and serves as an effective model for future measurement campaigns.
Great work, Tristan, and all the best in your new adventures at University of Idaho! And of course so many thanks to our volunteers who have contributed over 4,000 daily snow measurements over the past six seasons.