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2013 SnowNews Photo Contest Winners

Category: Equipment

1st Place: Jeff Anderson 

Snow needles on depth sensor. Clearwater Basin, Idaho.
February 2013


2nd Place: Daniel Fisher 

Moraine SNOTEL site above Eklutna Reservoir, Alaska.
October 2012


3rd Place: Bob Nault 

Campbell weather station, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Category: Field Work

1st Place: Tom Perkins 

Julie Koeberle and Melissa Webb measure snow water content at the Mt. Hood Test SNOTEL site in Oregon. April 2013


2nd Place (tie): Daniel Fisher 

Brant Dallas calculates numbers at the Sheep Creek snow course in Alaska. February 2013


2nd Place (tie): Julie Koeberle 

Melissa Webb carefully removes a soil plug from the snow tube. Tom Perkins assists. Mt. Hood, Oregon. April 2013


Category: People

1st Place: Jeff Anderson 

Phil Morrisey at the Cool Creek SNOTEL site in Idaho’s Clearwater Mountains.
February 2013


2nd Place: Randy Julander 

Troy Brosten, Jordan Clayton and Amy Burke at Black Forks Commissary, a ghost town in northern Utah. January 2013


3rd Place: Tom Perkins 

Melissa Webb is encouraged by Julie Koeberle. Mt. Hood Test SNOTEL site. April 2013


Category: Scenery

1st Place: Daniel Fisher 

Historic church at the Yukon-Charlie NPS headquarters at Eagle, Alaska. In May 2009 the Yukon River breakup came up to the church steps and destroyed a nearby SNOTEL site. April 2012


2nd Place: Randy Julander 

Wasatch Plateau looking over Philadelphia Flats to Haystack Mountain with Mt Nebo in the far background.  March 2013.


3rd Place: Jeff Anderson 

Snow needles at the Cool Creek SNOTEL site, Idaho. February 2013


Category: Transportation

1st Place: Daniel Fisher 

Hydro-tech Dan Kenney heads back to a Cessna 206 after measuring the Congahbuna Lake, snow course in Alaska. February 2013


2nd Place: Daniel Fisher 

Tolsona snow course measurements on 2/26/2013: 18“ depth, 2.8“ SWE. NRCS Civil Engineering Tech, Brant Dallas measuring the Tolsona snow course. February 2013


3rd Place: Mike Strobel 

Chad Gipson at the USFS Fox Park Patrol Cabin in Bridger-Teton National Forest on the border with Yellowstone National Park. En route to Two Ocean Plateau SNOTEL site. September 2012