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Scientists Deploy Lasers, GPS Technology to Improve Snow Measurements


February 13, 2012

Ethan Gutmann examines a laser instrument Scientists are working to solve a critical wintertime weather mystery: How to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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