Lynker’s Lead Hydrologist, Keith Jennings, PhD, co-authored an innovative research paper that was just published in the AGU journal “Earth and Space Science” called Crowdsourced Data Highlight Precipitation Phase Partitioning Variability in Rain-Snow Transition Zone. In this paper, crowdsourced observations of rain and snow—reported with a web-based app—highlight the shortcomings of computer models and remote sensing platforms in monitoring precipitation phase at air temperatures near freezing. These data indicate that improvements can be made in water resources prediction if we can better leverage novel observation types and networks. Those interested can contribute to the project by heading to https://www.rainorsnow.org for more information.
Published article: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2022EA002714