Snow cover on the downhill! Check out our 2nd article on conditions in the Western US.
Scientists, water resource managers and winter recreationists take notice: a new tool, entitled Snow
Today, is available to help snow lovers monitor conditions—from the local to regional scale. Snow Today provides near-real-time updates of snow conditions across the Northern Hemisphere
as well as monthly analyses of the data, focusing on the Western United States. This is a joint venture of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR).
Along with Mark Raleigh of NSIDC, I (Karl Rittger) at INSTAAR leadSnow Today, meant
to serve an interdisciplinary audience—from skiers and snowmobilers to climate scientists to water resource managers and those simply interested in weather. It fills a much-needed gap in snow science communication by presenting an ongoing narrative on snow
conditions that ties together data, analysis and context. Each year, the Snow Today team will release a monthly analysis from January to May or June, depending on conditions, with the first post
Updated daily, but also with a new article “Snow cover on the downhill” posted yesterday!