Individual Storm Event Influence on Seasonal Snow Depth Distribution in Complex Mountain Terrain – Case Study: February 26th, 2020 Deep Slab Avalanche

Co-author(s): Eric Sproles, Erich Peitzsch, Ross Palomaki, Karl Birkeland, Jeffrey Deems

This research explores the spatial variability of snow depth evolution in complex mountain terrain and an adjacent protected meadow on a sub-weekly basis over the course of a winter. This poster will specifically look at a natural avalanche event captured during the 2019/2020 winter season. We utilize current UAS and photogrammetry methods to measure snow depth change in the sub-decimeter scale. The results of this project will reduce uncertainty associated with snowpack analysis by quantifying snowpack evolution on inaccessible slopes at detailed spatial and temporal resolutions.


This presentation will be live:

Monday October 5 (14:00 – 15:30 MDT)
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