|Photo courtesy Craig Ulrich (LBNL).|
My travels to Barrow begin Monday. I plan to join Cathy, Marv, and Go in hopes of warmer temperatures on Tuesday when we will begin measurements of snowpack, snow water equivalents, and start tracking lateral distribution of water across the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO) where are field sites are located. Andy and Tristan (UAF) will also be joining us on Tuesday, along with Anna Liljedahl, also UAF, later in the week. Together the seven of us will be gathering data to better understand and describe hydrologic processes in permafrost regions. Insights from our work will be used to improve how we represent water-related processes in models, especially climate models.