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Inversion Labs was founded in 2016 as a collaborative work venture between Patrick Wright and Tobey Carman. Our work spans from the design and installation of instrumentation for measurement and datalogging, to software solutions for data storage, analysis, and visualization. We focus on research collaborations leading to scientific publication, in addition to the development of monitoring and analysis tools for industry. Our expertise broadly spans the earth sciences, with applications in hydrology, ecology, snow and avalanche studies, glaciology, and atmospheric science. Inversion Labs is committed to providing excellent client communications and the delivery of professional, high-quality products that meet modern design standards.

Patrick Wright holds an M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Montana (2015), and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Houston (2012), with research, field work, and publication focused on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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Tobey Carman recieved a Masters of Software Engineering from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012 and works with the Institute of Arctic Biology developing, maintaining, and running an ecosytem model that simulates carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the North American Arctic.

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Links to publications:

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Wright, P. J., T. Carman, and B. Comey (2018), Snowpack Tracker: the Development and Application of a Web-based Visualization Tool for Avalanche and Weather Data, Proceedings of the 2018 International Snow Science Workshop, Innsbruck, Austria.

Wright, P. J., B. Comey, and M. Comey (2018), Thresholds in Wind Speed, Air Temperature and Relative Humidity Controlling Slab Formation, Proceedings of the 2018 International Snow Science Workshop, Innsbruck, Austria.

*Hills, B. H., J. T. Harper, T. W. Meierbachtol, J. V. Johnson, N. F. Humphrey, and P. J. Wright (2018), Processes influencing heat transfer in the near-surface ice of Greenland's ablation zone, The Cryosphere, 12, 3215-3227, doi:10.5194/tc-12-3215-2018. Supplement.

Wright, P. and T. Carman (2018), New data visualization tool for the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, The Avalanche Review, Vol. 36.4, 8.

Comey, B. (figures by Inversion Labs) (2018), Season progression for the Bridger-Teton forecast area, The Avalanche Review, Vol. 36.4, 37.

Wright, P. (2017), December 2016 deep slab avalanche cycle in northwest Wyoming: Analysis using historical loading thresholds, The Avalanche Review, Vol. 35.4, 40-41.

Wright, P. J., B. Comey, C. McCollister, and M. Rheam (2016), Deep slab instability: Loading, temperature, and settlement rate thresholds related to failure - Part II, Proceedings of the 2016 International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, USA.

Wright, P. J., B. Comey, C. McCollister, and M. Rheam (2016), Estimation of new snow density using 42 seasons of meteorological data from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming, Proceedings of the 2016 International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, USA.

*Wright, P. J., J. T. Harper, N. F. Humphrey, and T. W. Meierbachtol (2016), Measured basal water pressure variability of the western Greenland Ice Sheet: Implications for hydraulic potential, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, 121, 1134–1147, doi:10.1002/2016JF003819. Supporting Information.

*Meierbachtol, T. W., J. T. Harper, N. F. Humphrey and P. J. Wright (2016), Mechanical forcing of water pressure in a hydraulically isolated reach beneath Western Greenland's ablation zone, Annals of Glaciology, 57(72), 62-70, doi:10.1017/aog.2016.5.

*Wright, P., M. Bergin, J. Dibb, B. Lefer, F. Domine, T. Carman, C. Carmagnola, M. Dumont, Z. Courville, C. Schaaf, and Z. Wang (2014), Comparing MODIS daily snow albedo to spectral albedo field measurements in Central Greenland, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 118-129, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.044.

*Carmagnola, C. M., F. Domine, M. Dumont, P. Wright, B. Strellis, M. Bergin, J. Dibb, G. Picard, Q. Libois, L. Arnaud, and S. Morin (2013), Snow spectral albedo at Summit, Greenland: measurements and numerical simulations based on physical and chemical properties of the snowpack, The Cryosphere, 7, 1139-1160, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1139-2013.