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The Vermont Frozen Landscape Monitoring Project

Snow Water Equivalent Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks

Project Goals

Monitoring snow water equivalent (SWE) -- that is, the amount of water in a snowpack -- is essential for natural resource planning and control, avalanche prediction, and understanding environmental transformations such as global warming. However, technology for automated remote monitoring of SWE is relatively primitive, hard to deploy, expensive, and environmentally impactful. The goal of this project is to introduce significantly cheaper and easier deployed and maintained technologies for remote monitoring of SWE, based on wireless sensor networks and cutting-edge sensor technologies.

Report on October 2011 Deployment