Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 20, 2019

Winters Becoming Shorter in Mountainous Western U.S.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego reports

Winters are still coming, but they’re becoming increasingly shorter, say the findings of one researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

Looking at snowpack data from 1982 through 2017, researcher Amato Evan found that winters are becoming shorter in mountainous regions. While he found no trend in declining snowfall, his research shows that the snow is disappearing earlier in the year, which could have implications for state water management and wildfire activity. The study was published December 12, 2018 in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology and presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Read full article at  Winters Becoming Shorter in Mountainous Western U.S. | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego


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