Challenges and successes in engaging citizen scientists to observe snow cover: From public engagement to an educational collaboration

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Journal of Science Communication
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2016
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Youths collecting data for the paper.
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Whereas the evolution of snow cover across forested mountain watersheds is difficult to predict or model accurately, the presence or absence of snow cover is easily observable and these observations contribute to improved snow models. We engaged citizen scientists to collect observations of the timing of distributed snow disappearance over three snow seasons across the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.

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