Skip to data content Skip to data search

ISPA-2010: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol 2010


The Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol (ISPA) field project examines the link between pollution aerosols and snow riming. The study is centered around DRI's Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL) on Mt. Warner near Steamboat Springs. SPL operates a range of equipment such as aerosol and cloud droplet samplers. EOL operated a station near the base of the mountain, consisting of a GAUS sounding system, a Radiometrics profiling microwave radiometer, and a surface meteorology sensor. The EOL site also hosted a vertically pointing Metek micro-rain radar and a Parsivel disdrometer, courtesy of North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado. The PI for the project is Dr. Doug Lowenthal of the Desert Research Institute (DRI), along with co-PIs Bill Cotton (CSU), Steve Saleeby (CSU), and Sandra Yuter (NCSU). The present study builds on previous studies in 2002 and 2007. 

Data access

Datasets from this project

Additional information

Related links

Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2010-01-14 00:00:00
End Date 2010-02-28 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.46, Minimum (South) Latitude: 40.46
Minimum (West) Longitude: -106.81, Maximum (East) Longitude: -106.81