Tag Archives: snow

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

Snow, water, digital imaging, metamorphism…and a guillotine!

When water infiltrates past the ground surface and begins to percolate through the soil’s unsaturated zone, it doesn’t move downward like an even sheet. Instead, fast fingers of water move downward along pores, roots and other places where flow is … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, paper reviews