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Snow and Ice

A Potent Cold Snap for Australia
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A Potent Cold Snap for Australia

A succession of cold air masses blew in from Antarctica, leading to icy roads and measurable snowfall across parts of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland.

Published Aug 13, 2019

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Okjökull Remembered
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Okjökull Remembered

The glacier atop Iceland’s Ok volcano was declared dead in 2014. Satellite images show the latter stages of its decline.

Published Aug 8, 2019

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Warm Weather Brings Major Melting to Greenland
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Warm Weather Brings Major Melting to Greenland

Melting was provoked by a bubble of warm air that moved over Greenland after delivering unseasonably warm temperatures to Europe.

Published Aug 1, 2019

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Brunt Ice Shelf Survives the Solstice
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Brunt Ice Shelf Survives the Solstice

The enormous slab of ice poised to break away from the Brunt ice shelf is still hanging on.

Published Jul 3, 2019

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Snow Cover
Global Maps

Snow Cover

Snow and ice influence climate by reflecting sunlight back into space. When it melts, snow is a source of water for drinking and vegetation; too much snowmelt can lead to floods. These maps show average snow cover by month.

Mar 2000 — Jun 2019

Snow and Ice