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Snow Data Now At Our Fingertips

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.

Source: ESA
Image Source: A. Khan, Goverment of Newfoundland and Labrador




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