Snow and Ice

A Long View of Sierra Snow
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A Long View of Sierra Snow

Those mountains have seen less snow accumulation in recent years, a decline that plays a role in water management and response to drought.

Published Jul 29, 2021

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Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds
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Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds

Mountain snow melted away nearly a month ahead of schedule, leaving reservoirs without their usual inflow of freshwater.

Published Jul 14, 2021

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A Longer-Lived Ice Arch
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A Longer-Lived Ice Arch

The natural sea ice structure west of Greenland stuck around longer than usual in 2021, despite a recent trend toward earlier breakups.

Published Jul 14, 2021

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Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes
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Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes

Satellites can “see” Antarctica’s surface deform as basins fill and empty on, within, and under the ice.

Published Jul 9, 2021

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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe
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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe

While record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures climb.

Published Jun 30, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes