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A River of Unknowns: Dr. Bill Floyd's work featured in Hidden Compass Travel Magazine

Every few weeks in the winter, Floyd and his team strap on skis and backpacks full of equipment and supplies and head into the Vancouver Island backcountry to measure snowpack. 'The Cruickshank watershed' is one of the sites of the Hakai Cryosphere Node, a $2.4-million-plus research project to track seasonal and annual changes in British Columbia. For scientists like Floyd, keeping tabs on the island’s snowpack helps plot a course through the shifting atmosphere. Read more.