Coyote Gulch outage

Urban coyote photo via Coyote Yipps
Urban coyote photo via Coyote Yipps

I’m heading to the Colorado Convention Center for a 3-day training with the Climate Reality Project. I’m hoping to learn techniques for communicating with folks that have differing world views from mine.

Posting may be hit-or-miss through Saturday. I’ll try to catch up on Sunday and Monday.

Coyote Gulch outage

Photo via Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen journalism
Photo via Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen journalism

I’m heading across the Great Divide for the Colorado River District’s Annual Seminar tomorrow and a tour of the Animas-La Plata Project on Monday. Posting may be intermittent. Follow me on Twitter (@CoyoteGulch).

I’ll be live-Tweeting the seminar tomorrow.

Coyote Gulch outage

Yampa River
Yampa River

I’m heading over to Steamboat Springs for the Colorado Water Congress’ Summer Conference and Membership Meeting. Posting will be hit and miss through Friday. I’ll try to catch up on Saturday. Follow me on Twitter (@CoyoteGulch).

I’m back!

Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Macroscale Hydrologic Model
Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC)
Macroscale Hydrologic Model

Yesterday I finished up my work for the CVEN 5363 Hydrologic Modeling class at CU Boulder so now I’ll have some of my time back for blogging. I managed to get a few posts up during June and the WordPress reblog capability enabled my posting of articles from the Summit County Citizens Voice, Your Colorado Water Blog, Mile High Water Talk, and Parting the Waters. I hope that you readers will come back by now and again, now that the Ol’ Coyote is back in the publishing business.

For those of you wondering whether or not it is worth your time (and money) to take Dr. Livneh’s course I say, “Sign up for the course as soon as you can.” Its worth it as an introduction to hydrologic modeling and doubly worth it if you believe you’ll need experience with the VIC model.

Coyote Gulch is on a semi-hiatus for June

Graphic via Penn State Earth System Science Center


I’m pretty psyched about the class after the first night.

The lecture started with an overview of the things about the water cycle that modelers need to keep in mind.

We also had to pick a catchment to model. I chose the Dolores River near Cisco. We’re going to use Reclamation data for native flow at several gage sites.

In the first day lab we built the VIC model on a Linux instance. Many readers know the joy of working in a Linux shell. I was right at home. I’ll be able to SSH in from my Mac.

I anticipate that Coyote Gulch posting will be erratic and less timely for the next 5 weeks. Please continue to send links — I will get caught up during July.

I hope to stay current on Twitter (@CoyoteGulch).

Have a good June, keep on loving the water.

More education coverage here.