Using ice core records from West Antarctica, researchers look back at the past 300 years of snowfall over the Amundsen Sea.
The annual assessment focuses on changes to sea ice, snow cover, temperature, and other indicators. Scientists say that changes in the Arctic also affect climate globally.
Predicting glide avalanches and explaining how they work are difficult tasks, but the forces they exert can be calculated fairly well.
Snow on Sea Ice Workshop; Barrow, Alaska, 29 April to 1 May 2015
Limited observational data sets and incomplete surface energy balance models constrain understanding of the driving processes for Greenland's ice sheet.
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."
Analysis of lightning within a February 2011 snowstorm reveals that 73% of lightning flashes occurred close to tall, human-built structures.
Since 2011, California’s water supply has lost 4 trillion gallons per year and the Sierra Nevada snowpack has hit record lows.
Workshop on Microstructure in Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer;
Reading, United Kingdom, 6–8 August 2014
Liquid Water in Snow—Measurement Techniques and Modeling Approaches;
Davos, Switzerland, 2–4 April 2014