water supply http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) embraces&nbsp;<em>The Aspen Idea</em>, the Paepcke's vision of bringing the world's great thinkers in the arts and sciences to Aspen, a neutral location, where they can escape their daily routines while communing with nature. In this setting, new conversations and ideas emerge, providing important new tools for the advancement of science.&nbsp;</p><p>John Katzenberger, co-founder and director of AGCI, explains why this idea works and how it is implemented in the workshops AGCI&nbsp;hosts throughout the year with the world's top scientists. James Arnott, AGCI&nbsp;Program Director, and Elise Osenga, Research Associate for AGCI, also contribute.&nbsp;</p><p>To learn more about the Aspen Global Change Institute, visit their <a href="http://www.agci.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13971 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 Lasers Help Scientists Get a Detailed Picture of the West's Snowpack http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/lasers-help-scientists-get-detailed-picture-wests-snowpack <p></p><p>Scientists in Colorado are working to improve runoff forecasting in the West so water managers can meet growing needs in the future. A growing population coupled with climate change means every drop will count. Scientists are mapping terrain and snow with lasers to provide a more accurate picture of the snowpack. It's called the NASA JPL Airborne Snow Observatory. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jeff Deems, a research scientist with the University of Colorado, Boulder. He’s involved with the project.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:23:44 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13907 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Lasers Help Scientists Get a Detailed Picture of the West's Snowpack