Weather Band Content Observations Parcels Snow

Lacking the Pack

  • By AMS Staff
  • Nov 20, 2023

92% of mountainous western North America has shown a decline in Snow Storage Index (SSI) from 1950 to 2013. [Image Credit: Hale et al. 2023]

In the North American West, where mountain snow is essential for water supplies throughout the region, accurately determining the extent of the snowpack is crucial for water resource planning.

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