In the pitFebruary 22nd, 2010 by Ed Kim
Here is how we “commute'” to the lab each morning.
Dr. Noah Molotch (U. Colorado), Dr. Dan Berisford (JPL) Jen Petrzelka (U. Colorado), and Ty Atkins spent all day today (and the previous 2 days) making snowpit measurements using both traditional and new high-tech methods. In this photo, you can see how deep the snowpit is.
We’ll be comparing the snowpit measurements with the radiometer measurements. Right now, we have to be very careful not to disturb the snow that the radiometer is looking at, so the pit is off to one side.