Snow Rules!

Enhanced Snow and Precipitation Monitoring within Minnesota Portions of Watersheds Draining to Lake Superior

Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program

First Collaborators' Meeting

The first Collaborators meeting of the 'Snow Rules!' project was held on December 6, 2002 at Wolf Ridge ELC near Finland. The meeting purpose was to ask collaborators to help find potential observers. The collaborators were also asked to further define their own roles in the project. Collaborators are certainly welcome to also function as observers if they wish to.

Many project details were presented via a powerpoint presentation which can be downloaded (587kb).

Some details of 'online data entry' highlighted with another powerpoint presentation can also be downloaded (742kb). An older Word document which describes the online data entry (but does not include details for entering snow data) is also available for download (284kb). An updated version of that last document will be available soon.

Project equipment was made available for distribution to volunteer observers. Project equipment consists of

Other equipment, including 'marker' flags and 'snow poles' (for 'snow lying' or 'snow depth'), will be made available as they are acquired.

Please note: The reflective material applied to the alumimum bar to make the snow ruler appears to be fairly fragile. It is recommended that the lowest 1 to 2 inches be taped with clear packing tape to protect the end that will pierce occasionally abrasive icy snows.


Attendees:

nameaffiliationphoneemail
Carrie AndersonWolf Ridge ELC218-353-7414mail@wolf-ridge.org
Lisa AngelosGooseberry SP - DNR218-834-3550lisa.angelos@dnr.state.mn.us
Cliff BentleyDNR Waters218-834-6623cliff.bentley@dnr.state.mn.us
Pete BoulayState Climatology Office - DNR651-296-4214pboulay@soils.umn.edu
Ruth GubrudLake SWCD218-834-8370ruth.gubrud@co.lake.mn.us
Peter HarrisWolf Ridge ELC218-353-7414mail@wolf-ridge.org
Rob JorgensenCascade SP - DNR218-387-3053rob.jorgensen@dnr.state.mn.us
B. J. KohlstedtNorth Shore Community School218-525-0663bjkohlstedt@northshorecommunityschool.com
Clinton LittleDNR Waters218-834-6636clinton.little@dnr.state.mn.us
Linda MartinsonSouth St. Louis SWCD218-723-4867l.martinson@southstlouiswcd.org
Rae MontgomeryU of M Extension612-624-2773rae@umn.edu
Tom PetersonDNR Trails & Waterways218-834-6622tom.peterson@dnr.state.mn.us
Dave RuschySoil Science Dept. - U of M612-625-5227druschy@soils.umn.edu
Mark SeeleyExtension Climatology - U of M612-625-4724mseeley@soils.umn.edu
Cammye SimsNWS Duluth218-729-0651cammye.sims@noaa.gov
Greg SpodenState Climatology Office - DNR651-296-4214gspoden@soils.umn.edu
Sam StandfieldNWS Duluth218-729-0651samuel.standfield@noaa.gov@noaa.gov
Mike StewartNWS Duluth218-729-0651michael.stewart@noaa.gov@noaa.gov
Bob SopociU of M Extension218-387-3015sopoc001@umn.edu
Rebecca WiinanenCook SWCD218-387-3000rebecca.wiinanen@co.cook.mn.us
Jim ZandloState Climatology Office - DNR651-296-4214jzandlo@soils.umn.edu

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Jim and map
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Peter Harris
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State Climatology Office, DNR - Waters, 2002
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