Snow and Ice

Dual Storms in the Andes Mountains
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Dual Storms in the Andes Mountains

A rare winter-like storm struck central Chile and Argentina in the middle of austral summer, with drastically different consequences compared to a typical winter storm.

Published Jun 9, 2021

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Sizing Up a Tabular Iceberg
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Sizing Up a Tabular Iceberg

The topography of Antarctic Iceberg A-76 provides insight into the strange properties of ice.

Published Jun 3, 2021

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Ice Jam in Buckland
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Ice Jam in Buckland

Chunks of ice blocked the flow of a river in northwest Alaska, causing widespread flooding.

Published May 26, 2021

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Overwintering Fires on the Rise
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Overwintering Fires on the Rise

New research shows that this type of wildfire—which can survive the winter to re-emerge in spring—is becoming more common in high northern latitudes as the climate warms.

Published May 21, 2021

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Discovering the Charlotte Whale
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Discovering the Charlotte Whale

The unexpected discovery of a whale skeleton hundreds of miles from the sea and more than 200 feet above sea level in 1849 is a reminder of how much sea level can change.

Published May 19, 2021

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