Maura Hahnenberger and Julie Kiefer

Maura Hahnenberger and Julie Kiefer

Maura is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Instructor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah studying dust storms in the eastern Great Basin of Utah. She is also an intern at the University of Utah Office of Sustainability, where she is updating the University's Climate Action Plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. She received a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the U of U in 2008 with a thesis studying the structure and development of temperature inversions in the Arizona Meteor Crater.

Weathering Change: Adapting to Earlier Snowmelt

11 March 2013
Published in Science and Society

Climate models project an earlier snowmelt along the Wasatch Front, causing problems for places like Salt Lake City, which depends heavily on snowpack for water.