The NCAR Mesa Lab will be closed to the public on Saturday morning, July 20, until noon.

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Getting technical experience in the field and lab is a key piece of the "Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) at NCAR" program. Summer interns in the HERS program at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas spend one week at NCAR in July. On the first day, the undergraduate students share their HERS internship research projects in a poster session for NCAR staff.

Both in the field and classroom, these students learn about severe weather events like the Boulder storm and flood of 2013, and how to measure environmental variables impacted by these events. Within the context of the storm and flood of 2013 in Boulder, the students will: 

  • Do a field excursion to become familiar with Boulder watershed 
  • Sample stream water and measure water quality in the lab
  • Measure stream discharge in Boulder Creek and compare to values from the flood of 2013
  • Build a weather station and extract precipitation rate from 2013 records
  • Survey members of the public about their perceptions of flood risk 
  • Connect with interns in programs at NCAR

Learn more about the HERS program at Haskell Indian Nations University.

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For more information, please contact Valerie Sloan at NCAR.