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Greetings from Silverton,

After another busy summer we are looking forward to the snow season to begin, hopefully sooner than later.  At Senator Beck Study Basin we define the start of winter as having at least 50% persistent snowcover.  Once the season kicks off expect the usual CODOS Updates and Storm Report Updates.  If you or your colleagues would like to be added to either of these e-mail update subscription lists, please contact me.  Otherwise you can view the updates at our websites,  http://www.codos.org/#codos and http://www.snowstudies.org/storms.html

Snow School For Water Professionals:  Once again we are offering Snow School for Water Professionals this year from February 28 - March 2, 21018.  This combination classroom and field course will begin on Wednesday morning at our office in Silverton and end on Friday afternoon.  This class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about the role of snow and our mountain systems as it pertains to water resources.  Attached is a flyer, please post in your workplace and please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.    

Denver International Airport Exhibit:  Yesterday I spent the day at DIA installing four informational display cases focused on CSAS, dust-on-snow, and the science we support at Senator Beck.  This three month long display is part of the Colorado Snow & Ice Exhibit and can be seen in the walkway towards Terminal A before you get to security.  If you walk from the Main Terminal toward Terminal A, you will soon see the display cases, so even if you intend to go through the main security gate, and have time, the display is still easy to view.  As part of the DIA effort, Christi Bode with Moxicran Media, made a 2-minute promotional video.  You will soon be able to view this video on the main page of the snowstudies website.  

Upgraded Website:  Within a few days we will have a new snowstudies.org website go live.  Initially, you will see pretty much the same content but with a new flare, but we have a number of improvements and new tools in the works that I will share with you as they become available.  

More Soon,

Jeff Derry