Science of snow -- Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Science of snow
Snow is an essential part of the 2014 Olympics. How it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries and continues to this day. Sarah Konrad, a former Winter Olympian who is also a glaciologist at the University of Wyoming, along with Cort Anastasio, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Davis, discuss how humidity and temperature help form snow. Featuring Ted Ligety and Heather McPhie.
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