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Mapping past snow melt to understand future events

Apr 08, 2023 06:46AM ● By Editor
April 8, 2023 from WDIO News

While we do not know how much snow will melt this week, there is data on extreme snowmelt events over the past thirty years. By mapping the past, we might get a glance at the future. 

Rapid snowmelt can be dangerous, leading to localized flooding and effects downstream.

“Snowpack also has all the long distance impacts for different peak river basins, including the Mississippi,” said UArizona Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center Director Xubin Zeng, Ph.D. “I mean, at this time of the year, all for the next couple of months, the snow melts over and part of the country will affect reservoirs and rivers.”

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