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Earth Week: The Search for White Gold--Snowmelt

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Image of melting snow and the text Photo Gallery

Follow the search for white gold--snowmelt--in a photo gallery.

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Scientists work in blizzard conditions at NSF's Niwot Ridge LTER site in Colorado.

Credit: NSF Niwot Ridge LTER Site

 

Snow, and plenty of it, in Colorado's high peaks--but for how long?

Credit: NSF Niwot Ridge LTER Site

 

Researchers register high-elevation snowfall on top a snowy mountain in Colorado.

Tracking high-elevation snowfall at NSF's Niwot Ridge LTER site in Colorado.

Credit: NSF Niwot Ridge LTER Site


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Researchers in a snow blizzard

Facing blizzard conditions, researchers prepare to measure high-peak snow properties.

Credit: Ryan Vachon


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Scientist Mark Williams samples snow with help from Katya Hafich and Kendall Gotthelf.

Scientist Mark Williams samples snow with help from Katya Hafich and Kendall Gotthelf.

Credit: University of Colorado


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Girl holding a pika in the mountains

How will alpine species such as pikas fare in a warmer world? Biologists are finding out.

Credit: Ryan Vachon


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Mountain wildflowers in bloom

Spring has sprung: Mountain wildflowers are bellwethers of climate change.

Credit: William Bowman


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