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Stellar dendrites are tree-like snow crystals that have branches upon branches.
Doppler-on-Wheels scientists Karen Kosiba and Traeger Meyer brave winds gusting more than 50 miles per hour.
A secret world, unseen to most humans, is alive beneath the surface of winter's snow.
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.
Scientists dig "snow pits" to study the bane of winter: deposits of dust-on-snow.
Snow gauges, operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, measure how much snow falls.Credit: Scot Landolt, NCAR
Atmospheric scientist Jim Steenburgh studies snow above Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah's Wasatch Range.
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 as we know it: is it going, going...gone?Credit: Asio_otus, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
Tale of the spruce vs. the hareCredit: NPS
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