Winter in the northern hemisphere fast approaches, and with it the likelihood of deep snow drifts thumping down on your car and making the commute to work a frozen hell. But now, thanks to a new project initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA), daily and weekly snow maps will be made available soon after the snows fall.
The snow maps are actually a secondary phase of a long term meteorological project hoping to provide datasets for the use of climate modelling. “The project will provide information concerning the areal extent of snow (SE) on a global scale and snow water equivalent (SWE) for the Northern Hemisphere.”
More information can be found at the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
Image Source: A. Khan, Goverment of Newfoundland and Labrador