- Date: 07/12/2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Location: Library
409 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, Colorado 80501
- THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
- Due to circumstances beyond our control, this program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this program for a later time, but have no information regarding that currently. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or disappointment this cancellation may cause.
- Have you ever been curious what it is like to work in Antarctica, where temperatures can drop below -50F and wind speeds can exceed hurricane force?
- Snow accumulation is the primary precipitation method that sustains the Antarctic ice sheets. Yet, snowfall remains one of the most difficult meteorological variables to accurately measure, especially in windy conditions.
- A new field program funded by the National Science Foundation is focused on testing recent advances in technology to determine if accurate snowfall measurements are now possible in the Antarctic environment. Join NCAR Scientist Scott Landolt as he provides an overview of this field program, the challenges of working in Antarctica, day-to-day life around McMurdo Station, and stunning photography of the Antarctic ice sheets.
- Landolt, a Longmont native, is an Associate Scientist at NCAR and has worked in the Research Applications Laboratory for over 20 years. One of his primary research areas focuses on improving snowfall measurements and observations. He was an active participant in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) to establish a world standard for snowfall measurement. More recently, Landolt has been actively working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on developing methods to utilize snowfall measurements with aircraft deicing practices. Outside of NCAR, Landolt is a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the meteorology program.
- Unable to attend? This program will be livestreamed on the Longmont Observer Facebook page, and recorded and posted on our Watch Recent Programs page.
- Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, June 12, at 10 am. No email address? Call (303) 651-8472 to register.