Photos of snow poles to understand snowfall from space:
Olympic National Park is remote, hard to access, and receives more annual precipitation than anywhere else in the continental U.S.. But how much snow really falls in the remote mountains of the park? Using digital cameras and hardy hikers, we're trying to find out.
Working with NASA and the UW Olympex team, we are studying the best ways to quantify how much rain and snow falls over the Olympic Peninsula and what that means for our ability to remotely sense falling solid and liquid precipitation worldwide.
You can help us collect data for our research! Using Zooniverse’s snow spotter website, you can view our time lapse photography of the snowfall and help us determine how long snow lasts in the trees.