Tag Archives: snow

#365climateimpacts: Snow, ice, flooding, and football (February 1-15)

In January, I launched the #365climateimpacts project, in which I’ll spend a year tweeting stories of the many ways climate change is impacting people, ecosystems, and the earth; ideas for how to communicate about climate change more effectively; and analyses … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, environment, hydrology, ice and glaciers

Scenic Saturday: OH, Snow!

I come from a country where winter snow is something more often seen in seasonal films and Christmas specials than actually on the ground; this is generally a good thing, as the merest dusting has the tendency to make the … Continue reading

Categories: photos

Why does the Red River of the North have so many floods?

Communities along the Minnesota-North Dakota border are watching the water levels, listening to the weather forecasts, and preparing for another season of flooding. It must be a disconcertingly familiar routine, as this will be the third year in a row … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology

When snow doesn’t melt away like snow

When you move to a new country, it’s always interesting to observe the differences in how places work. Sometimes, a shared problem is solved in a completely different way (for example, the South African approach to separating out recyclable material … Continue reading

Categories: photos, society

Flooding on the flanks of Mt. Hood

It’s the middle of January. You’ve traveled to Oregon’s majestic Mount Hood for a weekend of skiing the snow- and glacier-covered slopes. On Saturday morning when you begin to head up the mountain from Portland, it’s warm and raining. “No … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, hydrology