Lynker’s Lead Hydrologist Co-Authored Paper in Communications Earth & Environment Journal

Lynker’s Lead Hydrologist, Keith Jennings, PhD, co-authored a paper on “Recent Decreases in Snow Water Storage in Western North America” published in the Communications Earth & Environment Journal. The work, led by University of Vermont Postdoctoral Researcher Kate Hale, examines how climate change threatens the ability of western North American mountains to act as water towers. In short, these vital regions store winter precipitation as snow and release it as snowmelt when spring and summer arrive, benefiting both natural and human systems. Climate change, however, is causing earlier snowmelt, which is out of sync with water resources allocations and the water demands of ecosystems. This paper furthers our understanding of the linkages between the climate, water cycle, and managed infrastructure.

Press Release: Communications Earth and Environment Journal

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