Roof design in northern China changed over centuries in response to extreme snow events, new research suggests.
A new study explores a possible proxy for seasonal freshwater input that could elucidate changes in alpine snowpack as the planet warms.
Shrinking snowpack, thawing permafrost, and shifting precipitation patterns have widespread consequences. Can new technologies—and public policies—help communities adapt?
A cultural shift is underway to transform outdoor buffs into stalwarts for climate action. Will it come soon enough to save their sport?
The nonprofit, donation-fueled program engages K–12 students by combining the fun of playing in snow with the science of the cryosphere.
With infrastructure, experience, and a slice of the world’s largest snow biomes, Alaska is an essential research destination for NASA’s multiyear SnowEx campaign.
“Thundersnow”—thunderstorm activity accompanying a winter storm—was spotted near southern Texas earlier this year.
Microplastic particles, present everywhere on the planet, may complicate assessments of black carbon’s role in the melting of snow and of its contributions to Earth’s radiative balance.
Snowdrifts prove less ephemeral than they might seem, occurring in the same places year after year.
A new metric for calculating snow water equivalence relies on three methodologies: modeling, satellite imagery, and direct observation.