The ISFS tower configuration was lovingly called the "Bermuda Triangle" because the main weather towers were positioned in a triangle to gather data from a variety of angles and account for changing wind direction. The arms extending from the towers contain a combination of sonic anemometers/gas analyzers that take measurements, which helps scientists to determine what happens to snow and water vapor at differing heights.

How Much Snow Disappears Into Thin Air?

1/9/2024 - By Scientists have wrapped up a major field project high in the Colorado mountains that will eventually help water resource managers to better quantify critical water resources stored in mountain snowpacks. The Sublimation of Snow (SOS) project, which ran from October 2022 to May 2023, aims to advance understanding… SEE MORE

Monitoring Marine Life–In Close to Real-Time–with eDNA Sensors

9/28/2023 - By An optical sensor smaller than a postage stamp could help coastal communities monitor some of the world’s largest marine protected areas. On a warm day this spring, an airplane carrying Stanford experimental physicist Halleh Balch touched down on the island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific as a brewing… SEE MORE