Climate Conversations Seminar on Dust Impacts on Snowmelt Timing
Announcing the next installment of "Climate Conversations," USGCRP's monthly seminar/webinar series, presented by Dr. Jeffrey S. Deems, and Dr. Thomas H. Painter:
Dust Impacts on Snowmelt Timing & Water Yield in the Upper Colorado River Basin
The waters of the Colorado River serve 27 million people in seven statesand two countries but are overallocated by more than 10% of the river'shistorical mean. Climate models project runoff losses of 7-20% from thebasin in this century due to human-induced
Jeffrey S. Deems, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the National Snow and IceData Center and at the NOAA Western Water Assessment at the Universityof Colorado at Boulder. He conducts research in snow hydrology, lidarremote sensing of snow depth, mountain system hydrologic modeling, anddust and climate change impacts to snow and water resources at catchment to regional scales. At NSIDC he is the Science Liaison for the NASAOperation IceBridge Mission.
Thomas H. Painter, PhD, is a Scientist at the Jet PropulsionLaboratory/California Institute of Technology and a Research Professorat the University of California, Los Angeles. His areas of interest aresnow hydrology, radiative impacts of light-absorbing impurities on snowand glacier melt, water resources from mountain snow and ice,multispectral remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy, and solar systemastrobiology. Dr. Painter has pioneered our understanding of the impacts of dust emission from