Posted: April 21, 2024

Skiles In Nature

"In this picture from August 2019, I am in Greenland, measuring the ice’s surface reflectivity. Behind me, accumulated dark sediment flows into the stream."

McKenzie Skiles is part of the Dust^2 Dust on Snow team.

Her field work and research was the subject of Nature's September 2023 "Where I Work" series.

"When I started studying snowmelt in 2009 in Utah and Colorado, I was most interested in quantifying the impact of warming temperatures on melt rates. But when I skied to research sites to collect snow samples, the mountainous landscapes were covered in dust."

Read the complete story here.