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Mines-led study breaks down two major climate change impacts on snowmelt-dominated watersheds

GOLDEN, Colo., April 13, 2016 – As snowpack dominated regions like the Rocky Mountains warm in a changing climate, researchers are increasingly trying to understand what will happen to water supplies for downstream users. A National Science Foundation-funded study recently published in Environmental Research Letters by a Colorado School of Mines-led research team provides insight into how two probable climate impacts, a phase transition from snow towards rain and higher land surface temperatures to drive atmospheric demand, will uniquely affect water resources…  Read more…