Cloud seeding – spraying materials into clouds to increase precipitation – has been around for nearly 80 years. But only recently have scientists been able to measure how effective it really is.
This year’s Sierra snowpack is looking a lot like 1983’s, and that was a year of flooding and mudslide disasters. A meteorologist explains what’s ahead.
Rain falling on deep snow from a series of atmospheric rivers has heightened California’s flood risk. It’s a growing problem as the planet warms.
It’s important to be prepared for snow but UK winter weather forecasts can be unreliable. Here’s why.
Molecule by molecule, a snowflake grows and eventually begins to fall. A scientific look at the amazing nature of snowflakes and snow.
Taking your physical activity outside comes with added benefits. Here are ways to pursue your fitness goals outdoors, even in the middle of a Canadian winter.
Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
The annual report is also a reminder that what happens in the Arctic affects the rest of the world.
Snowstorms that sweep across the Great Lakes can dump several feet of snow on the other side. A climate scientists explains why.
Mountain systems are sensitive to climate change. Loss of snow and ice sets off effects which have wide ranging consequences.
From persistent chemicals to exhaust particulate matter, snow accumulates highly toxic pollutants. Regulations are needed to address the impacts on water supplies and the food chain.
Extreme downpours brought deadly flooding to the Appalachian region, just a few weeks after the destructive Yellowstone River flood.
Several states are experimenting with weather modification to try to generate snow as water supplies shrink. An atmospheric scientist explains the history behind it – and the challenges.
Innovation made the 2022 Winter Games possible in Beijing, but snowmaking has limits in a warming climate.
In Beijing’s climate, you could coat a Sydney apartment in a few inches of snow with the same energy the air conditioning would use in an hour.
From pioneering green energy grids to mountains of fake snow.
Snowmaking machines can produce enough snow to cover a run, but artificial snow is very different from natural flakes that fall from the sky.
An analysis of 21 former Winter Olympic venues found that only one of them would be suitable and offer safe racing conditions for athletes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
Winters are getting warmer, yet Bostonians were digging out from nearly 2 feet of snow from a historic blizzard in late January. Why is the Northeast seeing more big snowstorms like this?
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.