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Snow Mountains


At NSF's Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in Colorado, scientists study fast-disappearing snowmelt: white gold for ecosystems and water resources.

Credit: Ryan Vachon

Snow Pit


Scientists dig "snow pits" to study the bane of winter: deposits of dust-on-snow.

Credit: Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies



Snow gauges, operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, measure how much snow falls.

Credit: Scot Landolt, NCAR

Winter Storm Chasing


Atmospheric scientist Jim Steenburgh studies snow above Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah's Wasatch Range.

Credit: Tyler Cruickshank

Conifer's View


Research at NSF's Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) links snowmelt with downstream water supplies.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory/Jenny Park

Winter Ice


Winter as we know it: is it going, going...gone?

Credit: Asio_otus, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Winter Ice


Tale of the spruce vs. the hare

Credit: NPS



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