Snowpack protects tree roots and soil from harmful freeze/thaw cycles.
Climate change is shrinking winter snow cover in Northeast forests, which protects tree roots and soil from repeated freezing and thawing. This could stunt tree growth and forest carbon storage.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
The complex low weather system currently swirling over south-eastern Australia.
Bureau of Meteorology
Rapidly dropping temperatures, rain and wind are hitting south-eastern Australia, due to a perfect combination of warm seas and low-pressure systems.
A blizzard in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2005.
Governments and private companies have been seeding clouds to create snow for decades, without proof that it actually works. A recent study peered into clouds in search of answers.
National Police Air Service
No matter how cold it is, you're lucky you don't live on Venus.
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
The storm intensified rapidly off the US east coast.
The US was hit by a 'bomb cyclone' last week, bringing icy cold and driving snow. These storms develop very rapidly, forming outside the tropics, typically on continental east coasts in winter.
What Mars could have looked like during an ice age 400,000 years ago.
Scientists used to believe that snowfall could never reach the ground.
A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses.
Graeme Worboys collection
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
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The UK really does have the wrong type of snow.
Australia’s mountains may be small but each year they deliver enough snow for winter sports.
Australia's snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we'll get a good fall?
Striking fear into the hearts of snow sports enthusiasts.
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Decent snowfall arrived later than ever this season.
Are you dreaming of a festive win at the bookies? Here are your chances.
This doesn’t happen very often. But the Bureau of Meteorology is getting much better at predicting when it will.
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Moaning about weather forecasts is almost an Australian national pastime. But weather predictions have improved a lot, and with a new satellite and supercomputer, they are about to get even more reliable.
Future snows will mostly happen in big falls.
This weekend is predicted to be the coldest of the year in Australia. But it has otherwise been a slow start to the snow season, and my research shows that this is a sign of things to come.
Sometimes you don’t need a measuring stick to come up with an assessment: really, really deep.
It's really hard to measure snowfall accurately. The National Weather Service relies on more than 8,000 volunteers with rulers.
The Boston-area transit authority has had major disruptions and shut-downs this winter.
Despite the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, January and February were not kind months for the people of Boston and New England. By February 10th, more than 60 inches of snow in 30 days fell on the city…
With snow comes shoveling, and with shoveling can come heart attacks.
Snow shoveling during or after a blizzard may be the "perfect storm" for a cardiac event. Doing warm-up exercises beforehand can make it safer.
Calm after the storm in New York City.
“Snowmageddon” was predicted – three feet of snow, blizzards whipped up by high winds, a freeze of the whole transport system. What New York got was “snowperbole”. Yes, it snowed, but not as badly as predicted…
Welcome to Boston - and two feet of snow from one storm.
As first glance, asking whether global warming results in more snow may seem like a silly question because obviously, if it gets warm enough, there is no snow. Consequently, deniers of climate change have…