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Can we expect to see more snow—or less?
November 17, 2011 • Could rising air and ocean temperatures help explain some of the extreme weather we've seen lately, including snowstorms like "Snowmaggedon" and "Snowtober?"
Can we expect to see more snow—or less—in a warmer world?
NCAR scientist Synte Peackock shares results from a study examining the future outlook for snowpack in March and April through 2100. Peacock used the advanced computer software known as the Community Climate System Model. The model captures the complex interactions between land, sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere.
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