Geolocated surveys to monitor precipitation conditions in major mountain ranges of the United States.
End User Progressive Web App with Geolocation, Dynamic Survey Inputs and Report Observations output. Admin control panel to manage survey questions and choices, and associated images. Admin can sort and export data as CSV.
What is falling from the sky right now?
We are working to improve satellite remote sensing data and hydrologic models to better estimate what type of precipitation falls during winter storms. Despite the important differences between rain and snow, we have few visual observations of precipitation type, particularly in the mountains. This information improves our ability to estimate how much water is available for later use, reduce flood hazards, and better predict good skiing conditions.
Citizen Science Observations for NASA ROSES
The full title of this project is “Using Citizen Science Observations to Monitor the Rain-Show Transition of the Western US and Improve Satellite Estimates of Precipitation Phase”. It is funded by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ROSES Earth Science Research Program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA. For more information about NASA citizen science, visit science.nasa.gov/citizenscience or nasa.gov/solve.
Client since 2021