Predicting glide avalanches and explaining how they work are difficult tasks, but the forces they exert can be calculated fairly well.
Improving Representation of Snow on Sea Ice in Climate Models
Snow on Sea Ice Workshop; Barrow, Alaska, 29 April to 1 May 2015
What Darkens the Greenland Ice Sheet?
Limited observational data sets and incomplete surface energy balance models constrain understanding of the driving processes for Greenland's ice sheet.
Kapnick Receives 2015 Cryosphere Early Career Award
Sarah Kapnick will receive the 2015 Cryosphere Early Career Award at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held 14–18 December in San Francisco, Calif. The award is for "a significant contribution to cryospheric science and technology."
Do Cities Cause Thundersnow?
Analysis of lightning within a February 2011 snowstorm reveals that 73% of lightning flashes occurred close to tall, human-built structures.
Satellites Show True Extent of California Drought
Since 2011, California’s water supply has lost 4 trillion gallons per year and the Sierra Nevada snowpack has hit record lows.
Understanding Snow Microstructure for Microwave Remote Sensing
Workshop on Microstructure in Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer;
Reading, United Kingdom, 6–8 August 2014
Assessing Approaches for Determination of Liquid Water in Snow
Liquid Water in Snow—Measurement Techniques and Modeling Approaches;
Davos, Switzerland, 2–4 April 2014