Lunch With A Scientist: David Hill, PhD on citizen science and studying snow
- March 16, 2021 -

David Hill is a professor at Oregon State University and a National Geographic Explorer. No matter the hemisphere, if it is spring time, you’ll find him out on skis sampling the snow between mountain summit and trailhead. For over 25 years, he has studied how water behaves from snowy mountain headwaters to coastal environments. David joins us to talk about how we can use citizen science to study snow.

Help keep this program free!

We use viewing data from students and teachers to apply for the funding that keeps these programs free. After watching, please complete the following quick surveys, which take less than 5 minutes and help us present data to our funders:

Watch David’s talk:

 

More resources:

Snow science interactive map:

Check out this map of California and Nevada to learn details about recent snowmelt and more. David’s suggestions:

1. Play around with toggling on the ’swe data.’ You can show actual values, changes, percent of normal, and so on.

2. Play around with National Gridded Data. This is a computer model, at a coarse 1 km scale. With CSO, we try to run models on a 25 meter scale or so.
Engage in your own citizen science:

You can contribute to projects like David’s through sharing your own snow depth data. Check out Mountain Hub to get involved.

Learn more about David’s research:

To read some of David’s published articles and academic work, click here

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9 + fifteen =

View More Lessons

Navigate through the slider below to browse Lunch With a Scientist lessons in chronological order.

Lunch With A Scientist: Rachel Hendricks on the impacts of Tobacco

Rachel has spent the last two years as a student researcher exploring the toxicity and use patterns of waterpipe tobacco smoke and other alternative tobacco products, and will share that work in this talk.

Lunch With A Scientist: David Dimitrie on behavioral interactions in frogs

David Dimitrie talks about the behavior of frogs and how this influences habitat selection.

Lunch With A Scientist Talks: Truckee-Tahoe Region

A collection of Lunch With A Scientist episodes with ties to the Tahoe/Truckee and Sierra Nevada regions.

Lunch With A Scientist: Viewing atoms with microscopes with Justin Ondry, PhD

Justin Ondry, PhD talks about how scientists have perfected technology to be able to look at atoms through special microscopes.

Lunch With A Scientist: David Hill, PhD on citizen science and studying snow

David Hill, PhD talks about his work studying snowpack and its impact on water resources below the mountains.