2023 AGU Session Announcement

C041 - Using NASA SnowEx Data to Advance Global Snow Observations through Remote Sensing, Algorithm Development and Modeling.

Snow plays a critical role in Earth's water and energy cycles, contributing to freshwater resources while helping to cool the planet. The goal of the NASA SnowEx campaign is to determine an optimal approach for monitoring snow from space. Campaign data and other integrated open science tools and models developed by the community will be showcased to investigate sensor capabilities and limitations across a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

For this session, we invite submissions leveraging field campaign data from any snow climate that is being used to identify pathways to accuarate spaceborne snow measurements. Submit Abstract >>

Leadership Site Visits
  • Bonanza Creek - March 3
  • Caribou Creek - March 4
    Tour Alaska shuttle picks up participants at airport March 4 from 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Snowmachine Trainings
  • Fairbanks, AK - COMPLETED
  • Fraser, CO - COMPLETED
  • Boise, ID - COMPLETED
Campaign Safety Training Day
  • March 5 at Tiaga Center at 8 am
Snowmachine Helmets
If you are not bringing a snowmachine helmet please email ASAP with your helmet size.


Community Call

April 20thConnect Agenda
Lecture series sharing evolving knowledge from the NASA SnowEx field campaigns

Past Meetings

Jan 19th - Fairbanks Participants RecordingPowerPoint
Jan 17th - North Slope ParticipantsRecordingPowerPoint
Jan 5th - All ParticipantsRecordingPowerPoint


64.84˚ / -147.72˚


64.74˚ / -148.31˚


65.15˚ / -147.49˚


68.64˚ / -149.59˚


70.21˚ / -148.51˚

Delta Junction

64.04˚ / -145.73˚

COVID Protocols

Taiga Center
  • Mask in the Operations Center for first 3 days
  • Work and eat in “pods” based on site assignments
  • Test every day for first 5 days
  • Test in the morning of departures
  • Masking will be required in general use areas
  • Medivac insurance is required. One year membership is $125, no other insurance required

Code of Conduct

SnowEx leadership and the THP Office are committed to providing safe, welcoming, and productive environments in the field and the lab, and at meetings and conferences, and have adopted the Geophysical Union Scientific Code of Conduct). The AGU Code of Conduct "rejects discrimination and harassment by any means, based on factors such as ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class."

In addition, we created this Code of Conduct specific to SnowEx because field work is distinct from office work. Safe and productive field work is our aim, and this aim necessitates a team that considers and respects its members. This document describes the needs and values that we hope will make this effort safe and productive for all teammates.

Participation in this field campaign is an agreement to this Code of Conduct. Please download and sign to acknowledge that you have read and understood this document.