By: Cameron Scott
Pristine white snow sometimes isn't so white. Snow on the ground can be red, brown, even green. Even freshly falling snow can be bright crimson in colour, when the conditions are right. Snow falls that aren't a normal white are unusual, but not as unusual...
The dangers presented by rapidly melting snowpack
By: N. Owen Holme
While any accumulation of snow can be termed a snowpack, the primary study and concern of snowpacks are typically in mountainous regions, such as the American Rocky Mountains and usually concern themselves with elevations above 3,000 feet. Even arid regions can have snowpacks that...
The dangers presented by rapidly melting snowpack
By: Archit Bagul
More than 70 per cent of Earth’s fresh water resources are present in the form of ice, many of them cloaked over the mountainous ranges at higher altitudes (National Snow and Ice Data center, 2010). Snow packs, literally huge packs of snow covering mountain...
By: Maria_Williams
A snowflake is an accumulation of ice crystals that fall to the earth when they get too heavy in the clouds above, and are known for their unique structure. How are all these unique snowflakes formed? The creation of a snowflake begins with a tiny...
By: Cameron Scott
When the temperatures turn mild, the snow starts to melt, and spring is finally on the doorstep! However, when the temperatures go up too quickly, all that winter snowpack tries to melt all at once. That's not good for anyone. Floods There's a lot of...
By: Darlene Houseman
From time immemorial, the snowflake has been the subject of mystery and enchantment, but some of the facts about snowflakes might just surprise you. For instance, when you see a snowflake falling, did you ever imagine that a tiny bit of you might have helped...
By: L.S. Watts
When most people think about snowflakes they typically think about the white stuff falling from the sky in the winter or the beautiful patterns of individual snowflakes. But what exactly are snowflakes? Some people think that snowflakes are frozen rain, but this isn’t exactly...
By: Keith Redfern
Atmospheric pressure describes the pressure exerted by the atmosphere on any given surface as a result of its weight. The unit of measurement for atmospheric pressure is normally the millibar, 1,000 millibars being one bar or one million dynes per square centimeter. A dyne...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Snowflakes (snow crystals) are collections of frozen ice crystals. Ice crystals freeze around small particles of dust in the atmosphere. As the ice crystals fall to the ground, they join together, forming snowflakes. The shape that each snowflake takes is determined by the wind, temperature...
By: Keith Redfern
When a barometer rises or falls it means that the atmospheric pressure is rising or falling.A barometer is a device which measures atmospheric pressure. There are two types of barometer, mercury and aneroid, and the words rising and falling in relation to a barometer...

 

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