Montana climate project to install remote weather stations
October 4, 2020
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana researchers recently received a $21 million government contract, bringing more support and longevity to what has been a grassroots effort to build a better climate monitoring network across the state.
The funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pay to expand and enhance a collaborative project spearheaded by UM's Montana Climate Office in 2016 that aims to fill in gaps in weather and soil moisture data throughout the state.
"This project is very unique," said Kelsey Jencso, a lead researcher and associate professor of watershed hydro...