Opportunity grows out of ruin


Unprecedented avalanche season creates research opportunity

Two student researchers were sent with chainsaws to a debris field above Silverton, Colorado, to collect tree-ring specimens for dendrochronologists looking for data about the avalanche cycle in Colorado. Photo courtesy The Colorado Sun/Nina Riggio
A stunning avalanche season saw thousands of slides snap mature tree trunks like twigs, wipe historic buildings off the map and radically alter Colorado’s mountain landscape. This article originally appeared in The Colorado Sun and was reprinted with permission. To read it, click here.  

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