Snow Science Could Be Key to Water Supply in The U.S.

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Article courtesy of Staff of Rani Gran | February 16th, 2017 | NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | Shared as educational material.

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The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is leading a field campaign called SnowEx to measure the water contained in snow. More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal snow for water. In the western United States, snow can account for three-fourths of annual streamflows during spring and summer come from melted snow. Scientists in the United States, Canada, and Europe are trying to develop better measuring technology to measure how much water is in snow. Data will be available for free. Read more about this snow science here.

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