CW3E Talks Atmospheric Rivers with Solana Beach Day Camp

June 29, 2022

CW3E Lead Engineer Douglas Alden provided an engaging presentation on water supply, meteorological instrumentation, and atmospheric rivers for roughly 40 kindergarten through 5th grade campers and their counselors from the Solana Beach Day Camp after their visit to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The campers learned some of the many ways in which CW3E is working with partners to improve reservoir water storage through research into atmospheric rivers and associated extreme precipitation. Observations are a critical part of this work, and campers discovered how a tipping bucket rain gauge measures precipitation. They also got a close look at a dropsonde and a radiosonde, which are used by CW3E to study atmospheric river development and strength. CW3E appreciated the opportunity to get to know the campers and introduce them to our work!