Snow pit for collecting dust from snowpack

Snow pit for collecting dust from snowpack

Detailed Description

Snow pit for collecting dust from snowpack, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, 13 March 2009. The dark surface on the snow is caused by a dust layer. Other dust layers can be seen within snowpack. The Colorado Dust on Snow (CODOS) program runs the monitoring site and collects dust. See also information from the Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies.

Details

Image Dimensions: 304 x 313