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WMRC Lecture Series: “Guess who is coming to stay? Impacts from an extended visit by a family of atmospheric rivers, December 27 2022 to January 16 2023”

April 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

With Sue Burak, former Sierra Avalanche Center forecaster.

Join WMRC and Sue Burak as she discusses the science behind recent Eastern Sierra avalanche activity and climate changes implications on the phenomenon.

Sue Burak has been fascinated by snow, weather and avalanches in the eastern Sierra for many winters. Past project include study of snow properties in the Sierra Nevada during NASA’s recent SnoEx field campaign, collecting snow properties in the boreal forests of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to on-going research into the mysteries of glide avalanche formation and release on Olmsted Point in Yosemite National Park. This talk presents on-going efforts to unravel the relationship between specific weather, climate and snowpack factors that contributed to numerous large magnitude avalanches during December 2022 and January.

Registration required via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

This talk will be recorded. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


April 6, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




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