Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 21st, 2024
Close Date
March 21st, 2024
Award Ceiling
$130,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Opportunity No.
G24AS00258

Agency

Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a Cooperative Agreement with a CESU-affiliated partner. This opportunity is focused on relationships with climate and avalanches, as well as remote sensing of snowpack properties. The goal is to understand future changes in snowpack properties and avalanche frequency and magnitude, in order to inform water resource managers and promote resilient communities. The project will utilize recent regional avalanche-dendrochronology and snowpack modeling work to project changes in snowpack properties and avalanche frequency, and identify the primary drivers of this variability. The deadline for electronically submitted applications is 5:00 p.m., ET, on March 21, 2024. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.

Description

U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) is offering a funding opportunity to relationships with climate and avalanches as well as assist with remote sensing of snowpack properties. Understanding future changes in snowpack properties and avalanche frequency and magnitude serves to contextualize current and future avalanche behavior including a shift in avalanche regime from cold and dry to warm and wet. Additionally, it informs water resource managers on how best to adapt to declining snowpacks and become more resilient communities. Under a warming climate, destructive wet snow avalanches are an increasingly more frequent threat to humans yet are poorly understood. Are well positioned to further the understanding of changing snowpack properties and avalanche frequency given previous research experience. This proposed project will utilize recent regional avalanche-dendrochronology and snowpack modeling work (from USGS PI - E. Peitzsch) to project snowpack property and avalanche frequency changes and associated spatial landscape changes associated with large magnitude (extreme) avalanche events. The goal is to answer the following overarching question: How will snowpack properties and avalanche frequency and character change across space and time in the future and what are the primary drivers of this variability?

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