$2.9 million to track snowfall in a warming world

CSE researchers are leading a multi-decade satellite record of snowfall 

Earth’s snowpack is shrinking, glaciers are losing mass, sea ice is declining, and Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate. Ardeshir Ebtehaj, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Minnesota, is leading a $2.9 million NASA-funded project to better understand this decline in the cyrosphere.

The project called “A Multi-Decadal Satellite Snowfall Data Record (MAESTRO)”  includes research collaborators from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in Italy, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.  

Ebtehaj's team aims to provide the longest and most accurate record of global snowfall using observations—over 40 years—from multiple NASA and NOA satellites.

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